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Dark Souls II Announced!
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Default Dark Souls II Announced! - 12-08-2012, 04:18 | posts: 7,439 | Location: Canada, Quebec

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Hopelessness, Despair, and Impending Doom Arrives With Dark Souls II

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 7, 2012 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today proudly announces that the critically acclaimed Dark Souls™ saga marches forward with Dark Souls™ II, currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan. Dark Souls II will continue a legacy of goading its passionate fan base with unrelenting challenge and suffering that are considered a hallmark of the series; while presenting new devilishly devised obstacles for players to overcome. Dark Souls II will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs.

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.

“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,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “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.”

“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 or follow us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Filthierich

Since it came out on PC, I think this series can be posted here too now. Anyway, I needed to change my pants not only once, but TWICE!

Confirmed on PC/PS3/360 - From Software twitter
https://twitter.com/senden_ogu/statu...61817586262016

Official site
http://www.darksoulsii.com/

You guys just don't have any idea how excited I am right now. Can't even go to sleep.

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Holy!
   
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Great news and pc's on the map right from the start.
   
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Wanny, I mourn for your pants.

   
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My soul is ready
   
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Man.....I can't wait!!
   
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Dude i... what?

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Praise the sun.
   
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woo! Great news finally PC love
   
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Great news!
   
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This and Total Warhammer are the most exciting games comming!!

For me anyway...........

OooYaaa,,,,
   
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Default 12-09-2012, 06:05 | posts: 5,988 | Location: Канад

awesome I never finished the first was a blast always playing with one of my friends was a pain getting in same game tho even when sitting in same room on PC's was great tho when we got it working
   
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My game of the year, also my GOTY last year too
   
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Yea! No matter how hard other games will try, these games will always be my GOTY too haha. These guys are just so talented it's a bit ridiculous.
   
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Yep, maybe the best game I have played this generation. Definitely one of them anyway.
   
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OMG this and total warhammer omfg what :o mah mah mah oooooo yes!
   
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yeah im happy, too, but they want to make it more casual :/ hope thats nothing bad and game is still hard and challenging.

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I personally don't mind that they might experiment new things. As long as they stay true to the roots of the series.
   
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Hope for better conversion/development this time.
   
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i heard different team is also handling it? i wish for it to be even more challenging/no compromise. Maybe they could implement an "easy" mode for those casuals, but most souls players will play it on its hardest anyway.
   
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i has spent 167 hours with the first one,and still amazed by this masterpiece!now on NG++!Day one buy for me the next one!Thank you Namco to bring it for PC again!
   
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yeah im happy, too, but they want to make it more casual :/ hope thats nothing bad and game is still hard and challenging.
Straightforward, understandable, accessible, more direct than subtle, do not mean gameplay, they understand the difficulty is one of the main draw, so the gameplay will probably not change much. It's everything else that could suffer, the way the lore is presented, the atmosphere, the artistic side of things.
Thing is, those are part of the things that make Dark Souls Dark Souls, I'd even say that those are what sets it apart from generic rpgs, the authentic armour design, the areas you go through, the oppressive atmosphere, etc.

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i heard different team is also handling it? i wish for it to be even more challenging/no compromise. Maybe they could implement an "easy" mode for those casuals, but most souls players will play it on its hardest anyway.
Not a different team as far as I know, but a different director, with Miyazaki only being the producer, a supervisor... which could mean he won't have much to do with how the game comes out. It doesn't really help that the new director hasn't exactly worked on anything like Dark Souls before (Monster Hunter may have similar looking combat, but it is different in everything else).

I would be more enthusiastic if it was someone who worked on King's Field or Shadow Tower as both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are spiritual successor to those games, but that is not the case (of course, those games do not have similar gameplay, but they are experiences of their own).

The trailer felt entirely too generic to me, like it tried to be very "epic", I thought it was some sort of prank or a different game trying too hard to be Dark Souls but it turned out it was DkS2.

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