Dark Souls II Review

Dark Souls II Developer: FromSoftware Publisher: Bandai Namco Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PS3, PC Release Date: Out Now (Xbox 360, PS3), April 25th (PC) Price: $89.95 – Available Here Overview It is time to go beyond death. The latest instalment in the hugely popular, punishing and unique experience that is the Dark Souls franchise has finally made its way to consoles. Dark Souls II brin...

Celebrate Dark Souls II’s release by learning how to play in the latest trailer

Fans of punishing difficulties are now able to praise the sun once more as Dark Souls II has now been released for consoles in North America. Now although gamers in Australia and other PAL regions have to wait a few more days to pick up the title on March 13th, they can take a good long look at how to handle FromSoftware’s latest title. Namco Bandai has released a forty minute gameplay video...

Dark Souls II to challenge PC gamers on April 25th

Today Namco Bandai has revealed that PC gamers can soon be looking forward to playing Dark Souls II as well. They will have to wait a month and a half longer than their console counterparts but these players will be able to access fancier texture resolution and fancier frame rates when the PC version is released on April 25th worldwide. Gamers who choose to pre-order the PC version from steam will...

Dark Souls II – Dark Intentions Developer Diary

Dark Souls II is literally only two weeks away! The latest installment to the Bandai Namco action/RPG is almost here, and the developers have given us a special behind the scenes look at the game with their latest video – Dark Intentions. This developer diary goes into the general premise for the game as well as a behind the scenes look at some of the inspirations and motivations that the te...

Listen to the Hollow Lullaby of Dark Souls II

Namco Bandai AU have shared a new trailer for the upcoming Dark Souls II, entitled “Hollow Lullaby”. Less a lullaby, and more a call to action, the trailer features narration that aims to inspire gamers to pick up the challenging title with oddly (and aptly dark) motivational phrasing. “This isn’t about death; this is about what you learn from death.” You can check ou...

Dark Souls II: Get Early Access to Weapons and Armour

The time is drawing near. Dark Souls II will be out in exactly one month (March 13th), and Bandai Namco has announced a bonus for players who pre order the game. If you are a player who pre-orders either the Black Armour or the Collector’s Editions of the game, then you will get a DLC voucher code for the exclusive Black Armour Weapons Pack. The pack contains five sets of weapons that are su...

Dark Souls II – Hands-On with The First Five Hours

YOU DIED Words that are very, very familiar to anyone who has ever picked up a controller and stepped into the worlds of Boletaria or Lordran. The Souls franchise, starting with the PS3-exclusive Demon’s Souls, and then the 2011 smash-hit Dark Souls have managed to capture the heart, soul and emotions of gamers everywhere. Being able to crush their self esteem back to nothing with its grueling dif...

Peter Serafinowicz Joins the Cast of Dark Souls II

As we get ever closer to the release of Dark Souls II, FROMSOFTWARE and Bandai Namco just keep piling on the surprises, and today is quite a big one; Peter Serafinowicz has been announced as the voice of a new character in the upcoming grueling RPG. Wow his name is a mouthful, I had to triple check that one to make sure I spelled it properly. Regardless, Peter Serafinowicz is a voice that you are ...

Dark Souls II Hands-on Impressions

HANDS ON IMPRESSIONS NAMCO BANDAI Games SF (US) New Year Showcase – 1/28 On January 28, 2014, Namco Bandai hosted a small showcase in San Francisco USA, highlighting all of their upcoming titles. One the biggest things they promoted during their New Year Showcase event was Dark Souls 2, the sequel to the popular title Dark Souls. It was actually nominated for Most Anticipated Title in our ow...

Dark Souls II to Incorporate Fan-Inspired Content

Fans of the Souls series of games are eagerly awaiting the release of Dark Souls II. The difficult, emotionally draining (and rewarding) RPG series has listened to fans, and incorporated some community-designed gear for use in the game. The game developers ran a competition during May 2013 in which entrants were encouraged to submit their own shield designs. Since then, the guys at FROMSOFTWARE an...

Xbox Live – A Week of Deals (1/21 – 1/27)

This week of deals contains even a Xbox One item! However, there are some nice Xbox 360 games to take advantage of here. Role playing gamers in particular should check out Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Witcher 2 if they haven’t done so yet. You will even see a discount to Call of Duty: Ghosts?! How did you sneak in there? Name Type Discount Powerstar Golf Xbox One 20% to 25% off Call of Duty: Gho...

New Dark Souls II World View Screenshots

  March 11th is the day that the earth will stand still. The day that we will all go beyond death and show that although we may be cursed, we can still carry on for it will be the day that Dark Souls II will go on sale. As we get ever closer to the highly anticipated game’s release, Namco Bandai have been showering us with trailers and screenshots until we can’t take it anymore. T...

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