The Re-release of Dark Souls 2 dubbed “The Scholar of the First Sin” will have plenty of additional content (along with the existing DLC) to improve on the already great action RPG. Due to the massive upgrade, From Software will be offering a free update on February 5th, and to do this they will need to take down the servers on February 4 at 9AM EST.
There are quite a few upgrades included in this update, some notable inclusions are shorten load times on the PS3, higher drops for useful rewards, White Phantom living longer and the new Scholar of the First Sin character. Bandai Namco was kind enough to make their update list public on their Tumblr page.
The Scholar of the First Sin is currently set to release on April 7th and will be available on PS3, Xbox 360 and Steam, as well as a remastered edition on PS4 and Xbox One.