Dark Souls’ Menacing Japanese Box Art

By Spencer . May 12, 2011 . 3:09am

imageFrom Software shared the Japanese box art for Dark Souls, which has a menacing warrior gaze at potential players from a store shelf. In Japan, Dark Souls will retail for 7,800 yen ($96) and that’s just for a standalone game.


When Dark Souls debuts in North America in October, you can get the game or the Collector’s Edition for $59.99. Pre-order the Dark Souls Collector’s Edition and you’ll get an art book, mini strategy guide, digital copy of the game’s soundtrack and behind the scenes developer videos as a bonus.


Here’s a look at what’s inside the metal case (with placeholder box art!).



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  • Ugh. Much as I love living in Japan, the ridiculously high prices for games kills me sometimes.

    • thaKingRocka

      In three years there, I think I only bought as many games new. The used prices were usually decent and the condition was almost always excellent.

      • Very true. Sometimes you find ridiculous sales. Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Vanquish were on sale for 2000 yen at a local shop not one month after their release.

        • thaKingRocka

          Vanquish was one of the best games of the year for me, if not the best.

    • heartless141

      i know how you feel ._. gonna import this from US in Oct i guess. much cheaper.

      • When I can, I really like playing the game in its native language first. It’s just that doing so is an expensive hobby. Haha.

    • whitewhine.com

      • PrinceHeir

        lol XD

      • Hahaha, certainly not inappropriate.

        In anycase, the cost of media here is insane sometimes. It’s hard to believe the industry is somehow surviving and people are actually buying.

    • tr1gun1212

      Amazon pretty much always has some kind of discount, but, yeah…

  • Whoomp

    FYI, that image is also used on the European Limited Edition.


  • Europe get the same collector edition I think. Also seem the Europe collector edition boxart is the same as japan. According to zavvi and shopto collector edition screenshot. May be wrong.

  • Hexen

    $ 60 for a C.E. ?! Ohh Umbasa…

    • Zefux


    • *Sigh*


    • MrRobbyM

      Mi casa.

  • Draparde

    Considering this game Bought. by me. come october….

  • urbanscholar

    Definitely cool that the box art retains the same feeling as Demon’s Souls.

  • PrinceHeir

    i definitely need this.

    gonna pre order this, Catherine, Deus Ex HR.

    gonna spend a lot in this games :D

  • That sexy knight makes the Japanese ver. auto-superior.

    Too bad no females.

  • AnimusVox

    I like the Demon’s Souls cover better.

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