Bandai Namco have today announced the Dark Souls Trilogy. As you would expect the trilogy features all three games; Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades. The trilogy will release October 19th on PS4 and Xbox One. Physical editions are limited so Bandai Namco recommend you pre-order to guarantee a copy. And the price? $79.99. If you’re thinking that seems a tad steep you’re not alone.
Consider this. Dark Souls Remastered requires no work. The game is already remastered and released. Dark Souls 3 is in the same exact situation. The game released on this generation of consoles, and is ready to be put into a trilogy. Which leaves some minor work for Dark Souls 2. For Bandai to believe that this warrants a $80 price tag is gobsmacking, and telling of the publishers’ greed.
For comparison, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy required all 3 games to be remastered for modern consoles. You can grab that for £30 from GAME. That trilogy required a lot of work, and is under half the price of the Dark Souls Trilogy. The same can be said for the Spyro Trilogy. A trilogy which also requires a lot of work, but has a £30 price tag.
What reason is there for this game to have such a high price tag? There isn’t one, plain and simple. There is no physical items that would ramp the price up. Hell it seems like the majority of you won’t even get a physical edition of the game. We would love to know why Bandai Namco feel it appropriate to charge this much for a trilogy, and should someone from Bandai see this and wish to reach out to us please do so on Twitter or Facebook. To our readers, let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or reach out to us on the social medias above!