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Dark Souls 2 a direct sequel to first title, may not make 2013

Saturday, 15th December 2012 17:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dark Souls 2 is featured in the latest issue of Edge Magazine, in which the magazine was shown a 10-minute playthrough of the game.

According to the article, the From Software title’s graphics are comparable to Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and Star Wars 1313, and is a direct sequel to the first title. The world will be around the same size as Dark Souls, but the contents will be more “dense.”

The game does not take place on Lordran, but the name of the game world will be revealed at a later date as it is the “key” to the story.

As noted previously, the game will not be directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki but by Another Century’s Episode developers Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura instead.

The decision was based on given the game a fresh take, and also due to Miyazaki currently heading another project. Miyazaki will instead be supervising the development, and was the one who suggested the game contain server-based gameplay.

Shibuya plans to make the Covenant system “clearer and more accessible,” include a Morality system, and a story with less subtly containing hidden elements therein along with the world at large.

He also believes his previous development experience will enhance the game’s action.

Dark Souls 2 is 25% complete, as development started in September 2011. While the team working on it is much larger in size due to the world creation staff almost doubling, it still may not see a 2013 release.

Thanks: NeoGAF, Gematsu.

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8 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Next gen cross platform then?

    Wii U version sounds even more pie in the sky now… :(

    If this is cross platform and out on 720 launch, that’ll easily make me fork over cash for the new console!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Rafa_L

    They should take as much time as needed to make to the game great, but I have to admit, I was hoping to put my hands on it in 2013.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SameeR_Fisher

    So how was the gameplay ?!, the same or easier ?!

    It may not be legal, and I don’t know if you mind me putting this here or not, but here are the scans — http://imgur.com/a/q34ES — if it is a problem, then remove it, it is okay.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    @1 It has to be, i mean the next-gen consoles have to be coming out sooner than later. And 2014 is not what i’d call sooner. It’s interesting how they keep their mouths shut about any ‘next-gen’ version of certain games that were announced this year.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    Good. Don’t rush it. Improve the graphics … better yet, start from scratch, make it look like the teaser trailer as much as possible. Improve the optimization (implying the first one had any, lol) and improve the art-direction.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. HighWindXIX

    All I want is to be able to be a Sun Bro. Praise the sun.

    Also, I would much rather this was a next gen game.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. manamana

    Oh god I hope all the best for this incredible, great IP. Please don’t ruin this gem.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ps3fanboy

    @8

    where do i sign up??… i want a gorgeous Chevrolet too…

    #8 2 years ago

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