Bandai Namco has confirmed that the re-release of the popular Dark Souls 2, titled Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Edition, will run at a nifty 60fps at 1080p on next-gen consoles and will also feature improved lighting effects and cinematic filters. This was stated in reference to the PS4 version of the game on the Playstation Blog, and IGN seem to think this information will ring true for the Xbox One release as well. IGN has a comparison video detailing how the PS4 build stacks up to last-gen’s PC version (the visually superior of the original versions):
Other differences between the original Dark Souls 2 and the Scholar of the First Sin Edition include item and enemy location changes, and enemy AI tweaks (apparently the enemies will be more aggressive and will run through fog gates to get to you). Weapon balance has also been looked at.
Scholar of the First Sin will contain all three of the Dark Souls 2 DLC packs (Crown of the Old Iron King, Sunken King and Ivory King) along with some other extra content that has been patched into the original version of the game for free, as well as an additional ending designed to address complaints that the original version of the game ended too abruptly.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will be released on 7th April for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Brian reviewed the original Dark Souls 2 back in April and gave it a solid 8/10 saying that, “New players will get an amazing experience, and we highly encourage everyone to play the game. ” If you didn’t get a chance to visit Drangleic back in 2014 on the last generation of consoles we recommend you give it a chance this time round.