Going into the VGAs on Friday, we thought we knew all of the existing games that would be teased. But that event is also home to newer games being revealed. And lo and behold, that game was Dark Souls 2, a sequel to a cult hit that happens to be infamous for its hellish challenges and difficulty! So prepare yourselves, because here comes the pain…again!
Series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is back for another tour of demon slaying duty, as he’ll supervising the development of the new entry in the franchise, while Tomohiro Shibuya takes over directing duties this time around.
A new hero, a new storyline and a new multiplayer mode are all being teased, with Shibuya saying in a press release that the game will be “fresh while not forsaking its roots.” There’s no release date for the game yet or any other details, but it will launch on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
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.
Meanwhile, I’ll see if I can finally get past the most heinous obstacle to date in the original Dark Souls, which showcases the brutal difficulty of that game. Main menu, I shall defeat you!