|Dark Souls II|
|Publisher|| From Software JP|
Namco Bandai Games NA
|Release Date|| March 11, 2014 NA |
March 13, 2014 JP
March 14, 2014 EU
April 25, 2014 PC 
|Platforms||PS3, Xbox 360 and PC|
Dark Souls II, is an upcoming game developed by From Software and is a follow up to Dark Souls. It was announced on December 7, 2012. The game is being published for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC by Namco Bandai Games. Dark Souls II is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 11, 2014 in North America; it will be released on March 13th in Japan, and March 14th in Europe. The PC version will be released on the 25th April.
The story of Dark Souls II is not directly connected to Dark Souls, though they are set in the same world. The protagonist finds themselves in Drangleic, a once prosperous land which has fallen to ruin, in search of a cure for their affliction, the curse of the Undead.
Similar to the previous title, players customize the gender and physical features of their character in addition to choosing a starting class, which determine the stats and equipment that the player begins with, and a starting gift. From a third-person perspective, players explore a continuous, open world that is roughly the same size as the original game, but with more freedom in how the player can progress. Akin to the notorious difficulty of its predecessor, players are confronted by a persistently hostile environment with unrelenting enemies and bosses – death is a central theme. As enemies are defeated, souls are accumulated, acting as both a currency and means to increase attributes.
Pre-ordering Dark Souls II through either Gamestop or Amazon will allow the choice of two special editions:
- Black Armor Edition. This special edition includes a metal case, the soundtrack from the game, and early access to the following weapons and shields:
- Collector's Edition. This special edition includes a 12-inch warrior knight figurine, art book, cloth map of the game area, plus the Black Armor Edition of the game. However, in some regions, this edition may have pre-sold out.
Shield Design Contest
Dark Souls II Forging A Hero Teaser(00:31)
Beta Playstyle PreviewsEdit
|Dark Souls 2 Warrior Gameplay(21:38)||Dark Souls II - Sorcerer Playstyle Preview(00:50)|
|Temple Knight||Dual Swordsman|
|Dark Souls 2 Temple Knight Gameplay(20:58)||Dark Souls 2 Dual Swordsman Gameplay(07:40)|
|Dark Souls 2 Soldier Gameplay(16:54)||Dark Souls 2 Hunter Gameplay(10:47)|
Official promotional video released by From Software on April 11, 2013.