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Dark Souls: 2012 PC release in demand

If you didn’t already realise, Dark Souls is undoubtedly one of the best games of 2011, with some corners arguing that it should have took home Game of the Year award ahead of Skyrim. The game only came out on consoles, but we have news of an online petition that is currently underway to get Namco Bandai to release the game on PC as well.

Inevitably, just like other gaming petitions which prove to be priceless thanks to the powers of social media, this petition has now reached the attention of Namco themselves and it has been claimed that a Namco employee has said that the possibility of Dark Souls appearing on the PC is far from impossible.

The petition, which has been set up by Rock Paper Shotgun has now racked up almost 60,000 signatures, and the statement from the Namco admin as mentioned above will be cause for much optimism from PC gamers who want the game to appear this year. Here’s the quote below just so you know what has been said, as reported from Rock Paper Shotgun:

”There is always possibilities to have games adapted on PC and the good news is that Dark Souls is not a 100% typical Console game so the adaptation is possible. Now to make things happen, let’s say the demand has to be properly done. someone to make a successful petition?”

While this has came from a Namco Bandai forum admin, figures higher up in the company have distanced themselves from the likelihood of a PC version by labelling it as a ‘rumor’. Almost 60,000 signatures paint a different picture though and Namco should obviously see it as a win win situation that so many fans are willing to buy a PC version straight away – don’t forget that 55,000 signatures have been made in just three days.

Could Namco deliver to PC gamers by announcing a port over to PC at E3 2012? We would love to see this happen, more so since the community and this online petition would be solely responsible. It remains to be seen though how serious Namco Bandai will be taking this petition though, we’ll keep you updated on the situation.

As a PC owner, would you like to see Dark Souls? You can sign the petition here if you want to add your support.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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