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Dark Souls 2 PC system requirements posted by Namco

7 Mar 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Dark Souls 2

A shiny PC screenshot at last, hooray!

With the PC date for Dark Souls 2 now confirmed as 25 April and word that it will support decent framerates and resolutions, what’s the one thing we were still missing? Lovely PC system specs, of course. Namco Bandai has posted some up on their store page (check the system specs tab) for the game, so here there are:

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
Processor: AMD® Phenom II™ X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel® Pentium Core ™ 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600GT, ATI Radeon™ HD 5870
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
Network: Internet connection required for online play and product activation

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD® A8 3870K 3.0GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon™ HD 6870 or higher
Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
Network: Internet connection required for online play and product Activation

Nothing too unusual or demanding there, although the HD 5870 listed under “minimum” is surely a mistake. It’s better than the 6870 listed under “recommended,” and a lot more powerful than the old 9600GT. Perhaps they meant a 5850, or 4870, or something? I’m not sure.

Anyhow, it looks like fairly old PC hardware will be able to Dark Souls 2 running which is excellent news. Anything from the past couple of years should have it running well.

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  1. +3

    Dark Souls 2 on PC is now officially a real “thing”. Very excited for this.

    March 7, 2014 at 4:36 am
  2. +2

    That’s a really low set of requirements especially after seeing several other developers put out much higher ones for their games to impress the next gen buyers.

    What impresses me more is that Dark Soul 2 is available for my region. The first game is still nowhere to be seen, a sign of region locked, in the Steam Store but the new one is up there for pre-order. Weird.

    March 7, 2014 at 9:12 am
    1. +1

      The the specs are super reasonable and I have high hopes the visuals on the PC. What region are you in?

      March 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm
      1. Asia.

        They must have learned a lot from the first game to see them making a shinier sequel with that kind of rather low hardware requirement(hopefully they don’t underestimating their own game).

        Truthfully I’m quite excited hearing with what developers from Europe and Japan are doing to PC gaming. We witnessed how CDP evolved from making top down RPG to a shiny internal engine that bears one of the most anticipated game of 2014. We see the traditionally console only Japanese studios take their first tentative steps into PC gaming and watched as they learn how to make better PC games/ports.

        March 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

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