A special version of Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin will be released in Japan with the game’s soundtrack, a strategy guide to get players through the beginning of the game, and poster sized maps. These goodies will be included with a limited number of retail copies of Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin in Japan.
While Bandai Namco Games handles the Dark Souls titles in the West, but in Japan FromSoftware self publishes the series on their own.
Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin comes out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and for a PC version with DirectX 9 support is scheduled for February 5, 2015 in Japan. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and DirectX 11 is scheduled for April 9, 2015.