Dark Souls 2 E3 banner outs release window

Sunday, 2nd June 2013 23:30 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Namco Bandai has graced Los Angeles with an enormous Dark Souls 2 banner ahead of E3 next week, giving us a release window at last.

The publisher has heretofore been a bit cagey about when the anticipated RPG sequel would arrive, hazarding only that it was likely to be pushed into 2014.

That certainly looks to be the case, with the banner reading “March 2014″, which common sense dictates is the official release window.

A high resolution shot of the banner is available on NeoGAF. Contrary to the hopes of the faithful, it doesn’t look like the delay follows a next-generation conversion; the banner shows PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 logos only, although there’s room just out of shot for a PC symbol, too.

Thanks, Johnny.



  1. ActionGameKing

    I’m curious if Sony would still make a Demon Souls 2 with this announced. Demon Souls 2 on the Vita would be a smart move.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. redwood

    #2 2 years ago
  3. MFBB

    #1 well Hidetaka Miyazaki was the lead director on Demons Souls and Dark Souls.

    For Dark Souls 2 he had to step away and let those 2 other people take the lead.

    He said he is working on another game, which he cant talk about yet.

    There were rumors/leaked infos from some “insider” guy, that Hidetaka Miyazaki is working on Demons Souls 2 PS4 exclusive.

    Only another rumor but i would love that to be true and he is working on a game, so lets praise the sun fro a big E3 surprise reveal :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. redwood

    @3 praise the sun!

    #4 2 years ago
  5. polygem

    first of all, sorry for my sun praising in every demon´s / dark article atm, but i just played demons´ and i am in my last third of dark souls right now, so it all feels fresh to me.

    i think they must be careful with those ip´s. very careful. as much as i´d truly love to get a new souls game every now and then (in fact i am addicted now so i demand them, please?)…i think they shouldn´t start to milk it. the formula is great and it´s success was nothing less than an aha moment for the industry. oher games try to copy that now or are atl least inspired by it – games like zombiu or even last of us to a degree.
    you can say the concept of the souls games has been there before, they didn´t invent this, but they broguht it to a whole new level, the games are unbelieveably deep, and nailed it and placed it in a time where handholding and easy modes are the norm. very few people thought a game like this could sell today, me included.
    i just hope this franchise wont go downhill now because it´s just so amazing as it is.
    these games take a lot of time and passion to beat them and i believe a lot of gamers have putted dark down after five, maybe even ten hours of gameplay. i hope they wont change the formula though because if you stay, if you hang on, all the suffering in the first 15 hours pay off and it wouldn´t be the same if the start of the game would be easier. i am level 80ish now, i skilled my character very well, i am very happy with it. i can see and feel how he slightly became stronger by fighting early foes again, becoming easier and easier to defeat, now it increased like crazy, or i went to a world the game expected me to go earlier, and it´s a breeze. i feel superpowerfull and i am very satisfied with the character i pimped up the last 60 hours -i could almost rush through demon ruins and lost izalith in 60 minutes – bosses included, but i feel like i deserved this, i went through all this pain, building my character, every soul counted and now i am getting rewarded for it, well knowing the next wall of death will be out there somewhere but for now, let me feel like a badass for a while before you punish me again. game just clicks with my gamer brain like not other.
    all this only works so well because they force hell on you most of the time.
    i really think these have been the best and most important games this gen. they are the purest a videogame could get. they are very well made, balanced and beautiful. the artdesign is mindblowing, the level/ worlddesign as well. the way the story is presented is great too. it keeps things interesting and deep but it never gets in the way of the game like in so many other games these days.
    march is just right for me though. i will finish the original soon. will get some ng+ action for both, demon´s and dark, then a while off and then i will be ready for dark souls 2.
    i will buy into the nextgen at launch, at least one system i will get- but i will happily keep my ps3 forever just to play demon´s and dark souls again at some point.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. backup

    better on PS4

    #6 2 years ago

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