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The Bloody Cries of Gamers Will Be Heard as They Venture into a World Filled with Pain and Hard-Fought Victories

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 13th March 2014 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S today announced that DARK SOULS II for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft have launched in Australia and New Zealand.

Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to 2011’s hit Dark Souls, a game that has been lauded as one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in videogame history. In Dark Souls II, players face sadistic enemies and vile bosses as they journey through a devastated world where every step can turn into a struggle for survival. Only those with battle-hardened skills, strong intestinal fortitude, and cunning will survive their DARK SOULS II experience and achieve ultimate glory. Perseverance is key to achieving victory against the unrelenting bloodthirsty enemies and diabolical environments that await adventurers on this arduous journey.

Dark Souls II immerses players in a bleak setting full of danger and adventure while allowing them to discover what lies beneath the anguish and pain that engulfs the world. With Dark Souls II, Tokyo based developer FromSoftware has taken steps to enrich players’ experiences through improved visuals, life-like animations and dynamic lighting, while preserving the game’s core tenants to provide challenging gameplay and deliver true emotional elation from each hard-fought victory.

“FromSoftware really went the extra mile with DARK SOULS II in order to make it the legitimate heir to DARK SOULS, which was quite a challenge,” said Mathieu PIAU, EMEA Marketing Director at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “No other game can quite compete with the DARK SOULS franchise when it comes to delivering a profound yet exhilarating gaming experience! As one of the most awaited games this year, DARK SOULS II promises an immensely rewarding adventure for those prepared to Go Beyond Death.”

Dark Souls II is available now in Europe and Australasia for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The PC edition is scheduled to follow on 24th April 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II, please visit www.DarkSoulsII.com/. To watch the latest trailer, please go to

To view the latest trailer, released today, click here: http://youtu.be/5cz-xB29Xis

Please link to the Dark Souls 2 “How to Play” video, made to help newcomers get into this brilliant game : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O8mkbwp1F78

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.

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