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Continuing the trend of popular games from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 going to current-gen systems, From Software announced that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and DirectX 11 PCs will get a new version of Dark Souls II.

According to a press release, the compilation is called Scholar of the First Sin and it collects Dark Souls II and all the DLC (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King) as well as “an array of all new content.”

It will be available April 7 next year and it includes “enhanced graphics in addition to brand new game content including an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC character along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements.” The current-gen version will also increase the maximum number of online players.

From Software isn’t abandoning last-gen gamers or people who already own the game though. Scholar of the First Sin will also be available on PS3, 360, and DirectX 9 PCs as a compilation version that collects the game and DLC missions. While it won’t include the enhanced graphics and sound, those versions (and gamers who already own Dark Souls II) will receive the additional content through a free, “large-scale update (ver. 1.10), which will add new features including an additional NPC to seek out along the treacherous quest through Drangleic as well as expanded story, in-game events, improved balance, and online matchmaking functionality.”

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Prepare to die again…again. Dark Souls 2 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One with enhanced graphics and new content.


Samsung’s Gear VR, a virtual reality device which uses software made by Oculus, will release next month, Oculus VR has announced on its website.

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone is available for pre-registration from Samsung, and is slated for delivery in the United States early next month. It will come in two versions: for $ 249, you’ll get the headset bundled with a Bluetooth gamepad, and for $ 199, you’ll get only the headset.

“The Innovator Edition, much like the Oculus Rift Development Kit, provides developers and enthusiasts everything they need to build and experiment with the platform before the hardware and software are ready for consumers,” Oculus said. “There are numerous made-for-VR apps that will ship for Gear VR over the next few months.”

Gear VR stands out for its use of the Galaxy Note 4. The enlarged smartphone slots into the headset’s micro-USB dock and acts as the screen.

Paired with the headset’s adjustable lenses, the Galaxy Note 4’s accelerometer and gyrometer are used to track head movement, thus creating a virtual reality impression.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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