Yesterday we reported that the Xbox One version of Dark Souls III in English was already available for purchase and download via the Japanese Xbox store, and today Bandai Namco followed with a press release to caution users that it doesn’t yet offer the full experience.
“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. “
If you downloaded the Xbox One version, and want to fully enjoy the game with multiplayer and the day one patch, you’ll have to wait for April 12th, when Bandai Namco will release the game in the west.