Prepare to die again and again as Dark Souls II has been announced by Namco Bandai. FromSoftware hardcore RPG will put players through the mill on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. No release date announced yet but more details coming soon.
GREAT CHALLENGE AWAIT THE IRON-WILLED IN DARK SOULS™ II
FromSoftware Throws Down the Gauntlet to Gamers Seeking Unparalleled Adventure and Hard Fought Glory, Coming to PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC
PARIS, FRANCE – December 8, 2012 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that the critically acclaimed Dark Souls saga marches forward with Dark Souls™ II, currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan, for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC. Dark Souls II will continue a legacy of presenting its passionate fans with the kind of unrelenting challenges that have become a hallmark of the series, while presenting devilish new obstacles for players to overcome.
Built upon the foundation established by Souls series creator and Dark Souls II Supervisor, Hidetaka Miyazaki, with development helmed by FromSoftware Director Tomohiro Shibuya, Dark Souls II will feature a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering the uncompromising challenge and ultimate sense of empowerment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse and conquer a devastated world filled with death and despair. Players will also discover a revamped server based multiplayer experience that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing and sharing with others. For those with enough tenacity and sheer force of will, great rewards await.
“There are few games that are as rewarding for players as the Dark Souls series, and Dark Souls II will give every player that steps up to take the challenge a feeling of empowerment that they will never forget,” said Olivier Comte, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “The game doesn’t accept compromise, and neither do the brilliant people at FromSoftware who will test their own tenacity as well as that of gamers in delivering us another gaming landmark.”
“This new chapter in the Dark Souls saga presents opportunities for us to drive innovation in gameplay design, develop an entirely new story, and expand the scope of the world in which the player interacts with the game. We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series,” says Tomohiro Shibuya, FromSoftware Director on Dark Souls II. “The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey.”
More details surrounding Dark Souls II will become available in the months leading to its release. Begin your Dark Souls II journey at www.DarkSoulsII.com or join the Dark Souls II conversation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DARKSOULS.
Oh, and there was lots, and lots of sitting on a beach and staring. Oh, and Harry fucking Styles! Harry. Styles! Riveting stuff. (23 minutes ago)
Might as well have been watching an episode of the A-Team. "I ain't gettin on no boat, fool!" (25 minutes ago)
@asdfg: A PG-13 historically accurate (or was it) accounting of a real WW2 event that cost the lives of 30,000 soldiers, yet the best Nolan could come up with is a torpedo and some target practice (25 minutes ago)
They said the same thing about pedophiles when "to catch a predator" aired. Suddenly, they were everywhere. They've always been there and always will. (1 Hour ago)
@droezelke: I don't think it's getting worse. I think it's just reported more, has more exposure. I grew up reading about horrible shit supremacists did in the south. This isn't new. (1 Hour ago)
@droezelke: It's crazy how Charlottesville is 2 hours away from me Very frightening indeed. (3 Hours ago)
@Moonwalker: Nope, it's getting worse. Let's not forget the terrorist attack in Charlottesville. The hatred is spreading. (3 Hours ago)