is back – are you ready for more?
Back in 2009, FromSoftware
ripped your gaming soul apart with the launch of Demon’s Souls
– an unforgiving third person RPG title with unique online functionality and unrivalled responsiveness. But mainly, it was punishingly difficult – accurately getting across the realities of trying to survive in a sadistic fantasy world.Dark Souls
followed in 2011 – dubbed the spiritual successor to Demon’s Soul
as the former property was owned by Sony
. It saw the title move out onto new platforms and even greater success, while still managing to retain the alarming difficulty that a certain class of gamer craves.
Well there’s reason to celebrate, Dark Souls II
is coming back to consoles and PC! We’ve got no confirmed release date yet but the new game will be helmed by FromSoftware
Director Tomohiro Shibuya
, supervised by series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki
. Dark Souls II
will take players to a new world, featuring unique battles with terrifying enemies and bosses as well as a revamped server and multiplayer experience.
Check out the announcement trailer – we really miss this level of CG in our games!
“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 will be available on the official site in the coming months at www.DarkSoulsII.com
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