Pre-ordered Dark Souls 3, got the same cover as the one below.

What language is it, and what does it mean?

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It's Russian, means "Prohibited for children." I guess you have the Russian release of the game. Also, as a little side note - in some countries it is actually illegal to sell M-rated games to children, that's why this text is on the cover.

After a check it turned out that the Apocalypse Edition of Dark Souls 3 does use the same cover for all European countries.

  • i doubt he live in russia if doesn't understand russian. how would he got russian release ? Commented May 11, 2016 at 8:55
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    @NamikazeSheena. You can see a watermark where the Russian text is. My guess is the OP found this picture on the internet and was curious about it.
    – Nolonar
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 8:57
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    It could be what Nolonar said or just that Russia has lower prices for games and some retailers use that to buy and resell games. Not sure if it's technically legal, though... A lot of websites like Kinguin and G2A sell RU releases of Steam games at a marginally lower price, which people activate through VPN services. That, however, is a breach in the Steam Terms of Service.
    – DGarvanski
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 8:59
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    I am from the Netherlands, I pre-orderd the Apocalypse edition and also got the Russian text on my cover, very strange. I indeed got this picture from the internet, but I have the same one.
    – doenoe
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 9:06
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    Just FYI: There is only one "European" version Apocalypse Edition, which has several languages on the box. There's no specific country release. That's why you also see three different age restriction logos in the picture. They just didn't bother to produce different boxes for each country, so every country has all languages and logos on it. I bought it in Germany and it has the same cover.
    – Kodama
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 10:08

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