Dark Souls III – The Fire Fades Edition Scorches Xbox One and PS4, but not PC?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released Dark Souls III – The Fire Fades Edition on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but not on PC. This new bundle will cost you $49.99, and it comes with both of the DLCs for the game (Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City). The Dark Souls III – The Fire Fades Edition is available in retail stores, but the press release does not mention any digital version. FROM SOFTWARE, a renowned Japanese game development studio, developed it. 

Dark Souls III: The Ringed City DLC


While this bundle provides you with the full Dark Souls III experience in one package and on one disc, there is a problem. PC players will not be so happy. It’s not so much because the bundle is not available for them, but because the same content on PC will cost you significantly more.

Purchasing the game and the season pass for both DLCs on Steam will get you everything in Dark Souls III – The Fire Fades Edition. The problem is that it will cost you $84.98 to get it all on PC rather than $49.99! In short, on PC you’re paying a hair less than 1.7 times (or 70%) more than if you get the bundle for Xbox One or PS4! That’s a pretty ridiculous pricing disparity here that makes it look like they are just gouging their PC players now.

You can check out the full press release below:



The Complete DARK SOULS III Experience Now Available on a Single Disc


SANTA CLARA, Calif., (April 21, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has released DARK SOULS™ III: The Fire Fades™ Edition for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One to retail stores. DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition gives players the complete DARK SOULS III experience, bundling the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS III together with both downloadable expansions; Ashes of Ariandel™ and The Ringed City™ into one incredible package for $49.99.

Developed by renowned Japanese studio FROMSOFTWARE, DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition provides players with the complete DARK SOULS III experience. Players venture forth on a journey through Lothric with the series’ trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action-RPG gameplay. Reborn as the Champion of Ash, players travel to faraway lands to return the Lords of Cinder to their thrones in order to rekindle the fading fire that keeps the impending Age of Dark at bay. Through their journey players will meet crestfallen warriors, powerful sorcerers, dutiful knights, unsavory individuals, and a number of other characters who will help or hinder their progress across a vast and twisted interconnected world.

DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition combines incredible content for a tremendous value,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Making it a perfect opportunity for gamers who may have missed out on DARK SOULS III to join the adventure and see what all the critics and fans have been raving about.”

DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition is rated “M” for mature by the ESRB, carries a MSRP of $49.99, and is available for the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One.  For more information about DARK SOULS III: The Fire Fades Edition and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.


About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at https://www.bandainamcoent.com or https://www.facbook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.