New Patch Paves Way for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Update

A great new patch was released today for Dark Souls II to prepare for the upcoming Scholar of the First Sin update. The most exciting thing about this patch has to be the grand new NPC known as The Scholar, as well as updated lore, items and more. The patch is free for all versions of Dark Souls II and went live last night. Even if you’ve beaten Dark Souls II, you can still track down this n...

Kadokawa Acquires From Software/Dark Souls

Though unexpected, it seems like the maker of Dark Souls have a new publisher; From Software has been acquired by multimedia company Kadokawa. From Software is a Japanese game developer that published the Dark Souls games in Japan; however, they needed help from Namco Bandai to release and distribute most of their games in the West, including Dark Souls II. Kadokawa will now fully take over the pu...

Dark Souls II Japanese Box Art Revealed

From Software has posted the final Japanese box art image for its hard-as-hell RPG, Dark Souls II. While we’ve come to associate that dusty grey image of the iconic warrior’s back as the game’s cover, it turns out Japan’s copy will be looking very different. Check it out below. Now this isn’t exactly new since both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls had different and ...

Dark Souls II Strikes Play Expo this Weekend

After a successful debut last year, Play Expo 2013 returns this October 12-13 in Manchester, to present players with an even more impressive lead of upcoming games from Nintendo, Ubisoft, Namco Bandai and Oculus Rift. One of the main attractions will be Namco Bandai’s sequel to Dark Souls; where fans can immerse themselves in their first hands on gameplay experience of the thrilling action a...

Hands-On with Dark Souls II

As a huge fan of both Demon’s Souls and its spiritual successor Dark Souls, I was cautiously optimistic of Namco Bandai’s Dark Souls II, especially when it was announced that the series’ new director; Tomohiro Shibuya wanted the series to be more accessible. I, like many players assumed that this meant the game would be easier. Well, at this year’s EB Games Expo, I was able...

Namco Bandai Interview at EB Expo 2013

During EB Expo 2013, we popped in at Namco Bandai Games’ booth for a chat about their latest releases, upcoming titles and some popular Japanese titles not yet set for release down under. We spoke with Namco Bandai Australia’s Production Manager Steven outside of their booth about all of their titles on show. He was more than willing to answer all manner of questions posed including th...

Dark Souls II Trailer, Gameplay and Screenshots Released

Namco Bandai has announced at TGS 2013 that Dark Souls II will arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 11 in North America, March 14 in Europe and March 13 in Japan. The PC version’s release date hasn’t been confirmed and will arrive later on. North America and Europe will receive a steel book, 12-inch figure, soundtrack, art book and cloth map. Staying true to their tradition of...

Prepare to Die with the Dark Souls II Beta

Dark Souls was without a doubt a game that took the world by storm (check out our review here). FROMSOFTWARE and Namco Bandai managed to blend intense action, deep RPG elements and an absolutely brutal difficulty to create something that was far more than a sum of its parts. Since the announcement of a sequel, fans everywhere have been dying to delve back in to the world of Lordran once again. Wel...

Full Dark Souls II ‘Forging a Hero’ video released

Whenever fans of a game or show like a character enough, they’ll occasionally create an outfit to cosplay as that character. However to craft your very own real-life suit of armor takes things to a whole new level. In an effort to promote Dark Souls II, Namco Bandai commissioned a professional blacksmith to create a real suit of armor based off of the armor that the warrior has been wearing ...

Dark Souls II – Beta-Test Invitation

The team over at Namco Bandai games America have just confirmed a special Closed-Beta-Test for Dark Souls II. The invitation goes out to any and all hardcore Dark Souls fans who think they have what it takes to go head-to-head with the open-beta for the game’s sequel. “Only the strong need apply for one of the most challenging beta experiences ever offered on the Sony PlayStation 3 sys...

Dark Souls II Gets ‘Forging a Hero’ Teaser Trailer

Namco Bandai, the folks behind Tales of Xillia and Tekken, released a quick teaser trailer for their upcoming action RPG Dark Souls II today. The heritage of the upcoming title is known for being brutally difficult. Players dive deep into dungeons and other dangerous fantasy locations to take on everything from skeletons and undead knights to dragons and more. The teaser trailer, which you can wat...

Dark Souls II Gets 4 New Gameplay Videos

Namco Bandai and From Software have outed four new gameplay videos of Dark Souls II showcasing the Temple Knight, Warrior, Sorcerer and the much-anticipated Dual Swordsman classes. It hasn’t been all that long since we last saw Dark Souls II during E3 2013, where it received a new trailer. The sequel to the notoriously difficult RPG series is due for release in March 2014 for PS3, Xbox 360 a...

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