Posted on Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Guest
This year’s VGAs trailers revealed to the world the sequel to Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2.
The trailer which was played during the awards didn’t reveal a release dates. What it did tell us is there was consumer demand for another extremely challenging game from FromSoftware, and we can most likely expect this title to hit shelves in the latter half of 2013 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.
A press release from publisher, Namco Bandai, added fuel to the fire of excitement:
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.”
This supports the argument that JRPGs are not dead. In fact, its predecessor supported the same argument. Since its release in October 2011, Dark Souls has sold 1.2 million copies in North America and Europe combined.
Are you excited for this announcement? It’s safe to say that any masochist gamer out there who has had the opportunity to see the trailer must be drooling from the mouth.
Watch the trailer below: