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Dark Souls 2 announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Saturday, 8 December 2012 02:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dark Souls 2 was announced during the 2012 VGAs via a smashing debut trailer.

It’s in the works from series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki who will supervise the development, and it will be directed by From Software’s Tomohiro Shibuya.

The game stars a new protagonist in an all new storyline, and the multiplayer has been “revamped” with a Dark Souls twist to the server-based mode.

Shibuya said in the press release that the game will be “fresh while not forsaking its roots.”

Namco Bandai has said the game will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

More details surrounding Dark Souls 2 will become available in the months leading to its release, and you can view the teaser site for it here.

A release date was not provided, but the game will be featured in the next issue of EDGE.


Dark Souls 2 – VGA 2012 Trailer by play3-live

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41 Comments

  1. Stephany Nunneley

    Best trailer of the night after South Park.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. CycloneFox

    edit: second ._. ! extremely awesome News. dark souls rocks and this look awesome. please let it be ingame. ^^

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Mike W

    Damn was that for the PS4 and Xbox 720?!?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ristas

    Only Dark Souls 2 kills the main character off in it’s announcement trailer…twice.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Telepathic.Geometry

    Fucking A!!! I just did a big geschpunken in my pants!!!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NeoSquall

    PRAISE THE SUN!

    Also video removed :V

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Talkar

    This is going to be so cool! I hope they earned enough by porting DS to PC to justify a release on PC for this ^^

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! People need to watch it!!!! I will find it again.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    Everywhere I look on YT, it’s been pulled.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    OK a new one is in.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TMRNetShark

    @4 LOL

    Well, seeing as how you constantly fucking die in Demon Souls and Dark Souls… it would only be fitting. I mean, I thought Ninja Gaiden was bad, psssshhh… Dark Souls was just cruel (but amazingly fun, in a masochist sorta way).

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Trailer is just fantastic

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Talkar

    Another link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2wKtHtRet0

    #13 2 years ago
  14. MadFlavour

    Hopefully I will have dispatched Smough and Ornstein by the time it comes out.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Telepathic.Geometry

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvp3ou_dark-souls-2-vga-2012-trailer_videogames?search_algo=2#.UMLZ6ZNetEA

    They don’t seem to be so quick to pull shit down off dailymotion for some reason. Enjoy.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    Would have thought next gen release, not more xb360 and ps3.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. The_Red

    Ok, this one was worth it. Didn’t watch the VGAs but this reveal alone gives me hope.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. tgchan

    one of the best games I have ever played! and I have played a few during the last 22 years >:D

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DreamCleaver

    That’s great news! :D

    But still no word on patching DS1 on PC? These past 3 months Namco Bandai have acted nonchalantly towards the PC version, like it never existed, and suddenly they announce a sequel with no regards as to patching the current one. I mean, the port is excruciatingly bad and only with the help of 3rd party mods the game looks good. So I’m not having high hopes for the sequel’s PC version. Or any for that matter.

    But still, great news.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Mineral4r7s

    @19 well yeah. Thats how it is. For some reason I don’t really care as it is pretty easy for everyone to fix the problems with Dark Souls 1. Its part of the hardcore adventure. YOU WANNA PLAY THIS MOTHER EFFIN HARD GAME? FINE FIX IT FIRST !

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Wychodzew

    Official website: http://www.darksoulsii.com/
    I don’t know what to make of this pendulum.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Stephany Nunneley

    @15 Thanks. Video is in there now.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. ps3fanboy

    ooohh!… a new dark/demon soul game… since its coming on THIS gen and not nextgen consoles… EXPECT MORE FRAMERATE DROPPING, TEXTURE POPPING,SCREEN TEARING, SCREEN FOG/BLURRYNESS ETC… AND YOU PC GUYS ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT YOU GET THE FULL 720P HD RESOLUTION CONSOLE PORT!!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DreamCleaver

    @20: If the sequel’s port is as bad, I won’t be buying it. I’m not willing to support that kind of behavior.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    God damn it. Knowing the finished game will look nothing like this breaks my heart.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Telepathic.Geometry

    Listen to all of this belly-aching about the technical issues. Fuck off, the games are something special, so I’m not about to get all snooty whining about the frame-rate in Blight-town or some shit like that, because nobody else can make this shit at ALL. /rant over

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ps3fanboy

    @26

    when technical issues is the cause of your death in the game, and not the game or your bad skills.. i will be here waiting for you, to hear your snooty whining about this special game of yours.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Telepathic.Geometry

    Very good sir. /bows

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    Fucking bring it! :)

    I can see this generation lasting at least another year guys lol!

    Maybe some sad people after E3 this year expecting new consoles…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    Awesome. Sauce.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Clupula

    I love how everyone seem to want games to be announced for systems that haven’t been announced yet.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. manamana

    One of the best IPs this gen. Great stuff!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. mehdidante

    yes yes . still enjoying it on pc . awesome game .

    #33 2 years ago
  34. NeoSquall

    “Namco Bandai has said the game will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. ”

    http://fuuu.us/21.png

    #34 2 years ago
  35. CPC_RedDawn

    So what happened to Demon Souls? I thought Dark Souls was a sequel to that?

    Sorry but I just don’t see this games appeal. A lot of people just say they like this game because of its difficulty and those are the people who have never completed it. I have played Dark Souls 1 on PC and whilst it was a buggy crappy port it had nothing interesting to offer. The story was boring, the game play adequate at best. Dragons Dogma was a million times better and even that had many flaws.

    Sorry guys I would take a Zelda or Dragons Dogma any day of the week over this. And dont even say this is nothing like Zelda! Even the devs themselves said they wanted to make a Zelda game with a more mature look and feel.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. monkeygourmet

    @35

    It’s because of the isolation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtKe1ZnyRK8

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Telepathic.Geometry

    @35: I personally don’t give a shit about the punishing – and at times, sadistic – level of difficulty. I think that what makes this game special for me is:

    1) The element of wonder and surprise; Nothing is sign-posted or explained to you. I feel giddy the first time I play one of these games, because I don’t know anything, at all.

    They don’t say “This is the beginner stage, you are in the right area!” You go where you want, for good or ill. It is sometimes not a bad idea to run for your life through an area that’s way too tough for you just to get your hands on some sweet loot. Or find a shortcut to an otherwise inaccessible area.

    And even if you’re in the right place, every two minutes some surprising shit, or new enemy, or mysterious castle ruin or suspiciously lonely room is there to give you that surprise as jaded gamers we so rarely get these days.

    2) I love the atmosphere.

    3) I love the connected world.

    4) Online play is not something I’m generally into but, this game taught me how awesome online gaming can be. :)

    I would actually argue strongly that Demon’s Souls is the better game in many ways. It had much better NPCs, although ya gotta love Solaire. But look, I didn’t like FF XII even though I love RPGs, so maybe it just didn’t click with you. I think it’s a shame, but it’s easy to see how people wouldn’t get along with this game for many reasons…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Rafa_L

    @35 Dark souls is kind of a spiritual successor to demon souls, mainly because of copyright, since demon souls was exclusively to ps3.

    It’s ok to have your opinion, of course, but dark souls is definately my favorite game ever. I agree with almost everything @37 wrote, and what really made it for me, is that this is the only game that keeps me on my toes, my heart actually races playing it, there are other games I love, but in general, I’m just going through the motions with them, in dark souls, besides the atmosphere, you’ve got a lot to lose dying or making a mistake, you can’t casual play it, and I love it.

    If you are looking for a cinematic story, you won’t find it in dark souls, the story is kind of underneath every dialogue, it’s not very obvious, you won’t find cutscenes, but it’s actualy enjoyable. Anyway, maybe it’s really not for you, but you could try it again, and maybe you will discover what a great game it can be.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. manamana

    @CPC everything Telepathic wrote plus the fact that you get thrown into this game and noone takes you by the hand. You need to watch your steps and it’s slow-paced gameplay is seldom these days and rare in gaming. It really creates a gamingsession like nothing I’ve experienced before. And it totally works for this game, because of the atmosphere and fear of death. That said, I can absolutely see why others don’t have as much fun as I do. And there is only one person of my gaming friends who also gets the thrill out of this game. The others tried to like it but just couldn’t get along with it and prefer Skyrim …

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Telepathic.Geometry

    Yeah, I failed to get a couple of my friends into this game, and they had solid gaming credentials. It just wasn’t for them. It’s that kind of game…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. locus2k1

    Must…. Beat…. Four Kings

    *Dies again*

    #41 2 years ago

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    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]