Yesterday, Bandai Namco Entertainment delighted fans with the announcement of a Dark Souls trilogy box set that is set to include Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls 3: The Fires Fade Edition, exclusively for PlayStation 4. Not only is the Dark Souls trilogy box set exclusive to PS4, though, it’s also exclusive to Japan.
According to Bandai Namco, there are no plans to release the Dark Souls trilogy box set “in the Americas.” While not explicitly stated by Bandai Namco, this likely means that the box set is not planned for release in any western territories. Unfortunately, this means anyone living in the United States hoping to own the impressive collection will need to import it from Japan, which will make it even pricier.
As it stands, the Dark Souls trilogy box set is rather expensive, costing 49,800 Yen or roughly $450. Besides the games, the box set includes impressive bookends that look like a knight and a bonfire, art prints, dictionaries with descriptions for every item in the series, and six discs worth of Dark Souls music.
There are likely still some diehard Dark Souls fanatics that are disappointed that they won’t have the opportunity to purchase the Dark Souls trilogy box set. Perhaps if fans show enough demand for such a product, Bandai Namco will relent and ultimately decide to release the collection outside of Japan.
While it’s unfortunate that Dark Souls fans outside of Japan won’t have a chance to purchase the collection in their native language, at least they can purchase all three games separately. Once Dark Souls Remastered releases on May 25, PS4 and Xbox One owners can own the entire trilogy on a single console, as it joins Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls 3: The Fires Fade Edition, which is already available.
Source: Game Informer