Dark Souls II Announced

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Today, Namco Bandai have revealed the sequel to the hit Dark Souls is being released. The title named Dark Souls 2 is being developed by FromSoftware and is being published by Namco Bandai Games. The game is coming to the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 devices.

What’s most interesting about this sequel is there will be server based multiplayer for players looking to work together in completing the challenges laid out within the game. As for the excruciating challenge to players from a gameplay perspective, Dark Souls II looks to continue that tradition.

Here are some quotes from the developers –

Dark Souls II retains the core essence of Dark Souls while evolving to present new twists and challenges that are sure to please longtime fans and attract new comers to the series,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “FromSoftware is going to take a very dark path with Dark Souls II; players will need to look deep within themselves to see if they have the intestinal fortitude to embark on this journey.”

“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.”

Be sure to check out the age-gated website here for more info.

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