Regarded as one of the biggest and most successful titles to release in 2014, Dark Souls 2 will now make its step into the next generation of consoles on the 2nd of April next year.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will add brand new game content including an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC characters along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements.

“Dark Souls 2 launched in March 2014 to critical acclaim garnering a rating of 91%. With Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, From Software is inviting players back to a whole new undertaking of the kingdom of Drangleic! Thanks to its improved gameplay mechanics, gorgeous next-gen graphics, and new unknown dangers and lore; Scholar of the First Sin takes the meaning of its “Game of the Year” award from the Golden Joysticks Ceremony to a whole new level!” Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe said.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will also be available for the PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360, and DirectX 9 PCs. This version will include all three DLC missions (Crown Of The Sunken King, Crown Of The Old Iron King, and Crown Of The Ivory King) as well as a large-scale update (ver.1.10) which will add new features found in the new-gen version of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin that are not specifically tied to new-gen hardware capabilities. Gamers who already own Dark Souls 2 for any platform will receive the ver.1.10 update free of charge.