This week at Gamescom 2018 Bandai Namco, publishers of the Dark Souls series, have announced the Dark Souls Trilogy. The collection packages together all three Dark Souls games along with their DLC for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The Dark Souls Trilogy will release on the 19th of October 2018, bringing even more challenging game experiences to those who might be fans of the series or yet to play any of the games. The trilogy will cost $80, around £50, which is similar to the price of each Dark Souls game when it first launched, but still more than most new games releasing this year.
The Dark Souls Trilogy includes the recently released Dark Souls Remastered, which is an updated version of the original game and the DLC, Artorias of the Abyss. The collection also contains Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Edition, which is a remastered version of the second game that also contains three DLC expansions; Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Finally also included in the trilogy is Dark Souls 3 and the two DLC expansions released for it; Ashes of Ariandel, and The Ringed City.
Jenn Tsang, Executive for Bandai Namco, said that the Dark Souls Trilogy gives those who haven’t had a chance to experience the series yet a great place to jump in from. The rewarding gameplay experiences that the series is known for is packaged together here for players to work their way through in the fashion many Souls fans do, playing through one game after the other.
While the Dark Souls Trilogy will be available digitally the physical release will be a limited run in America and Asia only. The collection is releasing on the same day that Dark Souls Remastered finally launches on Nintendo Switch, along side the long awaited Solaire of Astora Amiibo.
Bandai Namco haven’t announced any new Dark Souls games at this year’s Gamescom and are unlikely to. This year their focus is showing the industry more of their upcoming release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which now has a launch date of the 22nd of March 2019.