Dark Souls 3 is already getting a collector's edition, but it's also getting a collector's edition strategy guide that might just be even cooler.
Called the Dark Souls 3: Estus Flask Edition, fans of the series might be able to guess what comes included in this special guide. In addition to the beautiful hardcover guidebook itself, those who shell out the cash for this version will also receive a replica of the game's iconic potion flash, a metal sword bookmark, a 192-page journal and an eGuide. It all comes in a wooden-looking box in which to store it.
Pretty cool, right? All of that Dark Souls goodness doesn't come cheap, however. The limited strategy guide retails for $129.99, more than double the price of the standard game and the same price of the Dark Souls 3 collector's edition, which comes with a 10-inch statue, steel bookcase, artbook, starter guide, soundtrack and cloth map.
Superfans just might be tempted to snag both, but $260 (and that's without tax) is a steep price tag regardless of how much cool stuff you get. If you are interested in the strategy guide, Prima Guides is currently accepting preorders through its website. Prima Guides will also be selling a collector's edition strategy guide (just the hardcover book) for $39.99. Fans, of course, will be able to buy the standard guide as well, which should come in handy given how notoriously-obtuse and difficult the game series is known for being. It seems safe to assume that this guy who finished the entire first Dark Souls without being hit once probably won't feel the need to pick one up, unlike the rest of us.
In other Dark Souls 3 news, players who preorder the game digitally through Xbox will receive a digital copy of the original Dark Souls that can be played on the Xbox One thanks to the console's backwards compatibility feature. Thanks to a leak, it has also been revealed that the title will be receiving two DLC packs post-launch that will include new areas, bosses, weapons and more.
Dark Souls 3 (and the strategy guide) releases on April 12 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.