Dark Souls Trilogy Announced by Bandai Namco

In one of the more surprising moves of Gamescom 2018, Bandai Namco has revealed that Dark Souls Trilogy — a combined three-disc package of Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II, and Dark Souls III — will release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 19.

The reveal of the largest bundle offered for the Dark Souls series to date was made earlier this morning out of Gamescom 2018. While pricing is unknown at this point, it is confirmed that Dark Souls Trilogy will include the Scholar of the First Sin edition of Dark Souls II, as well as The Fire Fades edition of Dark Souls III. No graphical improvements have been made to these two titles as they were with Dark Souls Remastered, which is also featured. The physical package is set to include a disc for each game, instead of a single disc altogether.

Already just hours after reveal, fans and industry insiders alike are expressing confusion over the initial release date for this set, October 19. This is the same day that Bandai Namco just recently delayed the release of Dark Souls Remastered on Nintendo Switch to, as well as the Solaire amiibo. This means that a complete set of the entire Dark Souls series will be releasing on Xbox One and PS4 simultaneously with a single unit release of only the first game on Nintendo Switch. At least early on, this has many worried that Bandai Namco will be cannibalizing themselves in the market, now limiting consumer desire for its Switch release which has already been delayed all the way back from an initial planned launch date of April.

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