Following on from the announcement that Dark Souls II will be making a very welcome playable appearance at Play Expo in Manchester, Namco-Bandai have also revealed that two pre-order only, exclusive Collector’s Editions will be available, but not in the shops. Only the standard retail edition will hit the UK shops. These pre-order exclusives are the Black Armour Edition and the Collector’s Edition.

The Black Armour Edition comes in a steelbook case with the standard game and game soundtrack.

The Collector’s Edition will be slightly more expensive and will come with the following:

  • Black Armour Edition steelbook case
  • Authentic Cloth Game Map
  • Dark Souls II Collectible Art Book
  • 30cm Warrior Knight Figurine
  • Game Soundtrack
  • Standard Edition Game
  • Collectible Box

Not only have these collector’s pre-orders been announced, but Namco-Bandai and From Software have teamed up with some of the comic-world’s most exciting writing talent to create the graphic novel, Dark Souls II: Into the Light.

This will take place in the Dark Souls universe and will expand the Dark Souls universe for hardcore fans. Written and inked by Rob Williams, Andi Ewington and Simon Coleby, who have worked on the likes of Ghost Rider, Amazing Spider-Man and Judge Dredd: Trifecta, Into the Light is set to hit the shops in early January 2014 with the game itself released on Xbox 360 on the 14th of March 2014.

If you like Dark Souls, what are you waiting for?