Bandai Namco Warns Fans That Dark Souls III Japanese Version is Incomplete

Considering the fervent following the Dark Souls series has, it comes as little surprise that fans will go to the extreme to play the latest game as early as possible. And given that it’s quite easy to play the International Version of Dark Souls III as the game released today in Japan, many players have flocked to be among the first to experience it.

Bandai Namco is well aware that this is occurring, but is warning fans that they may not be experiencing everything the game has to offer:

“BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is very thankful to see so much interest for Dark Souls III on the week of its Japanese launch. We are aware that some fans in Western countries are currently able to download the international version of the game.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform Dark Souls III fans that any gameplay they may experience prior to the official April 12th release date for the game will not be complete. The international version of the game currently does not have its multiplayer capabilities activated, nor does it include the contents of a planned day-one patch that will deliver further optimization of the game. Players will be able to download the day-one patch on April 12th, the official international release date for Dark Souls III.”

Does missing out on polished content and multiplayer dissuade you from getting an early jump on the game? Do you plan to wait for the worldwide launch? Sound off in the comments below.