For gamers excited to get their hands on the stunning third act of FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed (and utterly punishing) action-adventure saga, the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition has all the superfluous trimmings to make it a worthy indulgence for the enthusiast crowd.
When they aren’t wrestling with the game’s grueling challenges and formidable adversaries, the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition offers fans a wealth of (mostly physical) loot to enjoy. In addition to a disc-based copy of Dark Souls III (and a backwards-compatible, digital copy of the Xbox 360 version of the original Dark Souls for those who purchase the game for Xbox One), the limited edition set comes with a metal case and embossed “Day One Edition” cardboard sleeve; a miniature 13-page “starter” strategy guide by Prima (which includes a code that nets a download of a free video with hints for beating the first boss); a CD with the game’s official soundtrack; a cloth map of the game world, and a 200-page, full-color art book entitled, “The Art of the Dark Souls Trilogy”.
Amidst the ample assortment of extras, the clear centerpiece of the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition is the accompanying statue. Inspired by the game’s iconic “Red Knight”, the dual-scimitar wielding, 10-inch figurine is set to take its place alongside the equally craveable Dark Souls II statue. Its screen-faithful sculpted and painted contours make it a welcome addition to any gamer’s display and a fitting tribute to FromSoftware’s masterful epic.
Published by Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Dark Souls III: Collector’s Edition released on April 12th at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $129.99 USD.