Dark Souls is hard. In fact, that's almost the entire point. Fans of the series will likely be seeking ways to alleviate the frustration felt by a poorly timed roll, or an unfortunate world invasion when the sequel comes out.
The highly valued Black Armour and Collector's editions will include all sorts of swag to help make the masochism worth it. But if you're looking for even more free stuff, and you live in the UK, then a variety of promotional preorder bonuses may seem enticing.
None of these options seem to make the game any less grueling, and are largely physical rewards. The bonuses are as follows:
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II from GAME and receive a specially produced T-shirt. Available only with pre-orders and while stocks last.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II from Amazon* UK and receive 1 of these 4 highly collectable ‘steel art cards’ (12x15cm) featuring conceptual artwork from the game. Individually etched with their own unique number and limited to 2,500 per design, each will also be inscribed with Yui Tanimura’s signature – Game Director of Dark Souls II .
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II from ZAVVI and receive a 22 page Dark Souls II ‘Into The Light’ comic written by acclaimed British writers Andi Ewington & Rob Williams, with artwork provided by Simon Coleby. Fans will receive a physical copy numbered and signed by the creators themselves.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’ or ‘Collector’s’ edition of Dark Souls II from ShopTo and receive an exclusive iPhone 5 cover specifically designed for the game.
Throughout the UK and 'Advantage' distributors, many independent retailers will carry a one off high-gloss and collectable Dark Souls II poster limited to pre-orders only. These limited edition posters come printed with their own unique number and protective tube casing.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of the game from GameStop UK to receive a high-gloss and collectible Dark Souls II poster, limited only to a small number of pre-orders. These limited edition posters come printed with their own unique number and protective tube casing.
Source: Press Release