Dark Souls 2’s Japanese homepage has been translated in full by one dedicated fan, and it gives some further insight into the game’s features.
It follows rumours that a Demon’s Souls spin-off is coming exclusively to PS4.
One line in particular focuses on Etsus Flasks, and suggests a deeper bridge between the first and second Dark Souls. It calls them, “Green glass bottles made sometime in the murky past. Filled at bonfires, drinking one will restore strength. They seem related to the fires that burn in the land of the undead, but the truth of this matter is no longer known.”
There’s a few new item descriptors in there too. Here’s a few samples:
“A soft, warm, shadow-colored idol of a man. With it you can turn from a hollow to human aspect. Its appearance seems to vary depending on the perceiver.”
“Activates devices left behind by the wanderer Pharos. According to legend, Pharos traveled across many lands, leaving aid behind for those in need.”
The same goes for new characters. Here’s another few examples:
Mysterious Hags and their Maid Millibeth
“Three crones whisper out to the player when he sets foot in Dragleic. Under the care of Millibeth, who are they? What do they have to say…?”
The Green-Clad Pilgrim
“A mysterious girl in green robes. She serves as a guide to player in Drangleic.”
The Peddler Merentira
“One of scant few survivors of the peoples of Drangleic. Unfortunately he now seems half mad. Having lost his home, he wanders with everything he owns on his back.”
“A cursed undead smith. Though his body has fully died, memory of his daughter and his craft remains. He can fix and reinforce your weapons and armor.”
Armor Dealer Mafmuran
“A merchant hailing for western kingdom of Bourgen. After many years dealing abroad, he’s somehow ended up in Drangleic. The meager buisiness here is depressing him.”
Lucatiel of Mira
“A warrior of Mira. Despite humble birth, he came close to knighthood through great feats of arms on the battlefield. Then the mark of curse took him. He has come to Drangleic seeking a cure.”
Blue Knight Grindock
“A religious seeker, this knight’s stout faith guides strict principles that he enforces on himself and expects of others. Despite admirable devotion to his sacred mission, he may perhaps be accused of narrow-mindedness.”
There’s plenty more on the site. Hit it up and see what you think.