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Dark Souls II Announced

by brunoafh Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:01 am

http://www.examiner.com/article/first-d ... s-revealed

Namco Bandai Games today revealed the first details in regards to their just-announced multiplatform title, “Dark Souls 2.” The action role-playing game will be developed by From Software, the same studio behind the first “Dark Souls” in addition to “Demon’s Souls.” It is slated to come out for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms with a new story and locations in addition to a revamped multiplayer mode. You can check out some screens from the debut trailer of the upcoming video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the details below:

"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 its signature brand of unrelenting punishment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse through a devastated world filled with death and despair; only those who are strong willed or cunning can survive this journey to achieve great glory. Players seeking to share their experience will discover a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others."

View slideshow: First ‘Dark Souls 2’ platforms, multiplayer and other details revealed

Carlson Choi and Tomohiro Shibuya also have a few choice words in regards to “Dark Souls 2.” You can check out the comments from Carlson Choi, the vice president of marketing at Namco Bandai Games, below:

"Dark Souls II retains the core essence of Dark Souls while evolving to present new twists and challenges that are sure to please longtime fans and attract new comers to the series. FromSoftware is going to take a very dark path with Dark Souls II; players will need to look deep within themselves to see if they have the intestinal fortitude to embark on this journey."

The statement from Tomohiro Shibuya, the director for “Dark Souls 2,” can be found below:

"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. 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."

Namco Bandai Games has not yet announced a release date for the sequel.
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Re: Dark Souls II Announced

by Hazerd Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:38 am

I did a search on gamefaqs, and am now aware there is a Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 with sprite graphics made in an rpg maker, i bet that confuses alot of people!

Awesome news for Demon's Souls and Dark Souls fans, although i cant share the interest.
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by MrPopo Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:30 pm

So happy that games like this are generating enough interest for more of them. Can't wait for this.
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Re: Dark Souls II Announced

by flex wood Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Yea I heard about this last night and I've been praising the sun since. Dark souls 2: electric boogaloo.

I'm hoping they get to use some of the ideas that were cut from dark souls. The idea of a Gary Oak type rival is the main thing that springs to mind.

Either way day one purchase for me.
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by EvilRyu2099 Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:51 pm

WTB Demon's Souls 2 as well!!
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Re: Dark Souls II Announced

by Forlorn Drifter Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:16 pm

Now I have to pick up Dark Souls.

I was waiting to get a PS3, seeing as I thought Demon Souls was connected. According to a friend, I'm apparently wrong. :roll:
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by winds Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:59 pm

I would normally be excited for this release, and would be a day 1 buyer, but my recent experience with Namco caused me to decide to boycott all further Namco releases. I just don't appreciate how I was treated as a customer nor how they handled the situation. F Namco and all their future releases.
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Re: Dark Souls II Announced

by MrPopo Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Forlorn Drifter wrote:Now I have to pick up Dark Souls.

I was waiting to get a PS3, seeing as I thought Demon Souls was connected. According to a friend, I'm apparently wrong. :roll:

There isn't a storyline connection between the two games, but Dark Souls is a gameplay sequel of Demon's Souls.
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by Xeogred Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:49 am

Dark Souls is what 3D Castlevania should've been.

My only issue with Dark Souls is framerate dips, I imagine a new one will have no issues there I hope. Stoked! GOTY contender for sure.
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by Dylan Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:04 am

Xeogred wrote:My only issue with Dark Souls is framerate dips, I imagine a new one will have no issues there I hope.

I'm wondering about this. The PC version of Dark Souls doesn't have this issue, which makes me wonder whether it'll be the better choice this time around also.
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