PRAISE THE SUN! We finally have an idea of when we will be preparing to die all over again. As you can see above, we will be returning to the world of Lordran and dying more times than we can count next March. This banner was placed outside the LA Convention Centre, which next week will play host to a somewhat popular event in the gaming community – E3. Since this banner was erected, the game’s publisher, Namco Bandai have confirmed that Dark Souls II will be in our hands by March next year.
Announced at the 2012 Video Game Awards, Dark Souls II will be the sequel to the hugely successful RPG that had players all over the world ripping their hair out, throwing controllers in frustration and really questioning themselves and their skills at the humble pass time of video gaming.
For those who haven’t played it, Dark Souls was the spiritual successor to the hugely popular PS3-exclusive Demon’s Souls, and both games are known for their vicious difficulty and for being able to illicit responses in gamers that are beyond description. The surge of emotion you get after finally defeating a creature that has been using your body as a tennis ball for six hours is a feeling like no other.
There are some concerns out there, as the director of Dark Souls II has stated that he wants the game to be more accessible than the original. The concern is understandable, as many people interpret the word “accessible” as meaning “easier,” and much of Dark Souls’ charm and fun comes from its crushing difficulty. However despite this uncertainty, there is still a whole lot of excitement for Dark Souls II.
We here at Capsule Computers loved the original Dark Souls, and I am sure I am not the only one who is thrilled about the prospect of dying over and over again in just nine months. With E3 around the corner, and considering there is a big banner emblazoning the side of the building it is being held in, I would put good money on Namco Bandai showing us more on Dark Souls II, so for all the information as it becomes available, be sure to stay tuned to Capsule Computers.