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    Post by passivefamiliar on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:34 pm

    i know, its still a ways off. and i've looked. and found nothing credible. i remember reading rumors of a chess set to come with preorder (most likely special edition, extra cost not just $60) but i'd love to pay for something like that.

    notice. i do NOT want in game content for preorder. no early access. none of that. i want a chess set, or even another artbook, tin case type offer would be cool. or maybe a mini bust of a character. physical something.

    anyone heard anything? or you gurus of gaming industries know a general rule of thumb for WHEN we might maybe be able to expect to hear anything? 

    i missedr out on the amazing demons souls special editions, didnt have a ps3 even back then. i was happy with the dark souls preorder (even though they pulled out some of the offer last minute) im hoping this time around they really go all out. i'd pay for a special collectors editon. 

    insert 'take my money meme' here.


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by GrinTwist on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:48 pm

    I wouldn't mind an artbook if you pre-ordered the game. I'm sure quite a few people that love lore will pre-order it for the artbook alone.

    I really don't see how a chess set could tie in to Dark Souls 2 though, that's just confusing. 

    I won't pre-order myself though, especially if there is in-game content added to the pre-order.


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:53 pm

    The custom sculptor, who did the busts/minis for the giveaway for the first game I think was working on a chess set.  I'm not sure what for though but recall it being Souls related

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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by passivefamiliar on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:03 pm

    exactly. nordstrom(sp) something to that affect was the guys name. he does amazing work. makes statues still, quite a few. some are a bit expensive, $100-200. some are crazy expensive, 2k mark. no kidding. but amazing work.

    he has made a few chess peices already if i recall. i would buy it from him, preorder or not. if a souls chess set comes into existance it will be purchased.

    but i'd much rather it be a collectors edition/preorder bonus. (although the guy making these sculptures seems to generaly remake anything if your willing to pay for it. a few i think he makes as limited edition, but i dont have details.)

    fingers crossed, at least for an artbook/tin case again. at the very least. or a estus flask water bottle would be kicka$$. maybe a humanity necklace, althought thats more 1 related...unsure of 2. but still, a million easy things they could turn into trinkets easy enough im sure.


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by tonberryking01 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:09 pm

    A chess set sounds awesome! I love chess but it seems unlikely, unless the game of chess appears in DkS2 somewhere. Isn't it suggested that Chester is from some version of our world? Other things from our world could conceivably appear. 

    I usually preorder the games I want, and have nothing against in-game content. Physical merchandise is great though. An art book is almost a must for Souls.
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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by phastings on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:50 pm

    ive only preordered 1 game, DkS1, and got special ed. dont recall exactly, but how does special edition factor in to a preorder? Ive already made DkS 2 prepurchase.. will any preorders placed now default to spec ed when/if they announce, or do i have to...re-preorder?


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by Ashran on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:21 pm

    Ok.. Lets get things straight.

    Is Dks2 avaliable for preorder?

    Any "special edition" avaliable?

    Chess rumors source?


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by phastings on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:44 pm

    Yes it's available for preorder: go to their website www.darksoulsii.com.
    No they have not announced a special Ed.
    Don't have an answer for question 3, never heard about a chess set


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by passivefamiliar on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:47 pm

    http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/13766/article/here-s-what-a-dark-souls-2-collector-s-edition-chess-piece-looks-like/

    appears on amazon to preorder. so...thats something. but im waiting till/if any special info comes to light.

    and, link to one of MANY sites talking/showing the chess set underway. only 1 peice shown so far though.

    and even this info isnt 100%, but seem legit...


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by SlothAlmighty on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:51 pm

    passivefamiliar wrote:exactly. nordstrom(sp) something to that affect was the guys name. he does amazing work. makes statues still, quite a few. some are a bit expensive, $100-200. some are crazy expensive, 2k mark. no kidding. but amazing work.

    he has made a few chess peices already if i recall. i would buy it from him, preorder or not. if a souls chess set comes into existance it will be purchased.
    This, I've been meaning to get a chess set again, and a DS chess set would be epic.
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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by phastings on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:08 pm

    As epic as a chess set would be, it would cost a Fortune for them to manufacture all the different peices in vast quantities. I'd rather pay this guy for a one of a kind set, which would be very valuable and coveted.

    An art book would be more feasible. Hopefully if they go that route again they will abandon the hardback so they can make it a little bigger/page-wise with the extra space


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by passivefamiliar on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:15 pm

    a chess set wouldnt be so far fetched, if the pieces were made of plastic molds, not hand carved. and it would most likely be a collectors edition, which would tack on an extra...40? 50? or $60? maybe more...but hopefully not much more. they could even been wood and be easy to mass produce. just a matter of price.

    but sadly, i dont see it happening. for a general public concept anyway. chess isnt exactly the most popular activity among young people. and i fear thats the big issue.

    but i'll be fine with an artbook. or like i said, a random trinket sized item from the game. make a necklace out of something in game. PLENTY of options for that. who wouldnt want an official Pendant? wouldnt thatbe the ultimate troll, 

    the pendant DOES/DID have a purpose. to build hype, and get us to preorder a collectors edition that COMES with a physical reproduction pendant!!

    i'd buy it.


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by phastings on Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:30 pm

    Yea you make a good point, with the increased price for spec Ed. Yea not the most popular game in the states, but it sure is in Russia and some European countries, perhaps would make a good reagional specific? Demographically tho, ppl who play videogames play videogames, not chess, generally speaking, unless its a chess videogame lol

    Haha the pendant! Gahh that would be pretty cool. I'd hang it from my rear view In my car

    - but does anyone know if the preorder I placed using darksoulsii website would count as a special edition if announced, or would I have to repreorder?


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by passivefamiliar on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:48 am

    Wish I knew...but I don't. You'll have to check the website, check a fine print section they probably emailed you with your proof of purchase info. Might have to go through what some people fear most....customer service phone line....if your never seen again, I hope they at least have good 'on hold' music playing for you good luck


    i would think it might auto upgrade...unless the prePR order is specific to a certain storefront. Like amazon/GameStop etc. Then, you'd be SOL.


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    Post by Myztyrio on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:52 am

    Hmm assuming it wasn't much more than $100 I'd probably be willing to buy a special edition pre-order w/ chess set.


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    Post by LunarFog on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:38 pm

    You mean to tell me that there might be an outfit that is a Queen and most likely solely white or black?  I wonder what my signature look is going to be....


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by Slarg232 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:29 pm

    Chess set would be awesome.

    One of the few games I'm actually ever planning on buying the Spec Ed for.


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    Re: to soon for preorder bonus details? (chess set rumor??)

    Post by phastings on Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:40 pm

    Lol the preorder special edition should also include a small dlc patch: the pendant, function of which wards off gankers


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