Dark Souls 2 PC requirements revealed -- Can you run it?

Namco Bandai reveals minimum and recommended system requirements for upcoming role-playing game.

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Namco Bandai has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of upcoming role-playing game Dark Souls II. The game launches April 25, and From Software has promised that it will include "increased texture resolution" and an "enhanced frame-rate option."

The system requirements--which don't look too taxing--come from the game's Steam product page. According to the page, Dark Souls II will take up 14GB of hard drive space. By comparison, Respawn Entertainment's upcoming multiplayer shooter Titanfall will require a 50GB install.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIAGeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (or equivalent) recommended

Dark Souls II launches March 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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