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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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    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 […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]

  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

    The Easter Sale is live on the EU PS Store, with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes for less than £10, FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition for £30 and other savings. Some of the PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita discounts are valid through April 8, other through April 15. PlayStation Plus members can also take an […]

  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

    Here’s a video for Bloodborne players showing a quick way to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam. It also provides a look at things you may have missed in Central Yharnam and The Sewers, courtesy of VaatiVidya. Don’t forget, we have guides posted for the game with more updates coming soon. Bloodborne released in […]

  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

    A Bloodborne bug has prevented players calling on help to take on one of the nasty early bosses. Bloodborne bosses are significantly easier to take down in co-op. Unfortunately, at least one of them is proving difficult to find help for – and not just because not many players have obtained the Small Resonant Bell […]

  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

    Mass Effect 3 is discounted on the European PSN, but it’s not free. Update 2: The option to add to cart now lets you choose between the free trial or full version. The full version is on sale for £6.49 or £5.84 for PlayStation Plus members. The free trial is of course is still available, […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

    The winners of Elite: Dangerous’ Race To Elite competition have been announced, with one player receiving the grand prize of £10,000. Back when Elite: Dangerous launched, developer Frontier announced a competition that would award players to first reach Elite rank in trading, exploration, or combat, a prize of £1,000 each. The grand prize – £10,000 […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

    PlayStation 4 firmware 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is due for release tomorrow, March 26. Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 will be launching tomorrow, March 26, Sony has announced. Codenamed Yukimura, the system update is promised to bring suspend/resume feature, trophy sync improvements, accessibility options, and much more. 2.50 has been in beta testing a while […]

  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

    What’s the best bolt-action, Police sniper rifle for the Professional class in Battlefield Hardline? Let us help you answer that question. As you’re probably aware, Battlefield Hardline weapons are class specific and faction specific. This makes deciding on a good weapon and loadout much harder than it was in Battlefield 4. Which is where Westie […]

  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

    Final Fantasy 15 was nine years in the making – and counting. Are we the same people we were in 2006? Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae A demo available for PS4 and Xbox One. Offers a couple of hours of gameplay. More if you jump over the borders. Bundled with Final Fantasy 15 Type-0 and […]

  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.