Dark Souls 2: The Scholar of the First Sins release is slated to arrive on April 7, 2015. Bandai Namco released some new screenshots from that release, along with information about a patch that will hit on February 5 for existing versions of the game.
Brand new NPC
The Scholar of the First Sin character appears throughout the game and will reveal a new path through the Dark Souls II universe. What will this mysterious new character reveal to players?

Expanded item descriptions
Many items contain expanded descriptions to help deepen the lore in the Dark Souls II universe.

New items
Players will gain access to a new item: the Agape Ring. When players equip the new Agape Ring, souls collected from kills during online play will be absorbed by the ring rather than the player. This allows players to control their online matchmaking experience by limiting their total souls collected.

Online matching improvementsNew enemy behavior
The Imitation spell now affects normal enemies.

Covenant of Champions

Let's check out those new screenshots.