Yesterday, Dark Souls 2 developer FromSoftware revealed various bonus weapons and shields for those who pre-order the game at Amazon or GameStop. These incentives are reserved for those who decide to pre-order either the Black Armor Edition or Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls 2. Black Armor Edition is a free upgrade at the same price, while Collector’s Edition comes with an art book and retails for $119.99.
Below is a detailed overview of each weapon and shield combination that is a part of this promotion:
Black Flamestone Dagger and Black Flamestone Parma - A dagger and shield encrusted in Black Flamestone both found in the Gutter at Black Gulch. Even though they are heavier than a normal dagger and shield, the Flamestone crystal's unique properties make the dagger extremely sharp and give the shield high resistance to damage.
Yellow Quartz Longsword and Yellow Quartz Shield - A straight sword and small shield hardened with yellow quartz both uncovered at the bottom of the Iron Keep. Even though these items can break easily due to their high level of corrosion, they are exceptionally light and their power to inflict damage has not declined.
Bound Hand Axe and Bound Wooden Shield - A brutal hand axe and shield found in the Undead Purgatory. Both items are wrapped in chains and thorns to cause additional bleeding on enemies. Both the axe and shield have diminished in overall slashing power but their ability to deliver pain has been deliberately increased.
Homunculus Mace and Homunculus Wooden Shield - A mace and shield with spherical protrusions found in Aldia's Keep. Although heavier-than-normal maces and shields, the hard protrusions greatly increase the striking power of the mace as well as the shield's defensive capabilities.
Transgressor's Staff and Transgressor's Leather Shield - A staff and leather shield entwined with an unknown and seemingly lackluster element; these items are found in the Dark Chasm of Old. They have become a catalyst for sorcery and hex and cause an effect known as Darkness.
Dark Souls 2 is scheduled to arrive on the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 on March 11th in North America, and March 14th in Europe.
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