Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Announced, Praise Those Collectibles!

With the exciting news today that Dark Souls is finally making its way over onto the Nintendo [...]


With the exciting news today that Dark Souls is finally making its way over onto the Nintendo Switch, it's no surprise that Bandai Namco is ridin' high on that hype train. To keep it going, the company has revealed a stunning new Dark Souls Trilogy set, and it will make you want to praise those bookshelves.

Sorry everyone else, but this bad boy is a PlayStation exclusive and comes with a pair of stylised bookends, 10 art prints, original soundtracks for all three Dark Souls games, all DLC, all three games (of course), and three physical copy dictionaries that include lore goodness for those hardcore fans.

As of right now, the impressive collector's edition box set (available here) is only set for a Japan release, but it could very likely see a Western release at a later date. The cost will set you back about 49,800 yen (or 450 USD), but we're not going to lie - those dictionaries alone might be worth it if you're a lore hunter like we are!

New to the franchise? Brace yourself, because it's brutal. To catch you up, here's a rundown of the franchise that despite its brutality, holds a very esteemed place in the gaming community:

"Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon's Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon's, not a sequel. Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the the world of Lodran, but most of all, prepare to die. You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque mobs and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragons bosses. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world. And you aren't alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their deaths and they can learn from yours. You can also summon players into your world to co-op adventure, or invade other's worlds to PVP battle. New to Dark Souls are Bonfires, which serve as check points as you fight your way through this epic adventure. While rested at Bonfires, your health and magic replenish but at a cost, all mobs respawn. Beware: There is no place in Dark Souls that is truly safe. With days of game play and an even more punishing difficulty level, Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year. Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?"