By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 07, 2014 03.07.14
The latest trailer for From Software's Dark Souls 2 introduces players to the first part of the game's prologue before they embank on their own journey to get rid of the Curse. The prologue flirts with the protagonist's background, once a human now a soul-devouring Hollow, and features pre-rendered cinematic footage of Drangleic, the kingdom where the events of Dark Souls 2 take place. Dark Souls 2 will release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 11, with a Windows PC version coming April 25. For more on the game, read our preview from the Tokyo Game Show.
By Colin Campbell on Mar 01, 2014 03.01.14
What this world needs is some fresh 1980s cartoon action, preferably with a Dark Souls theme. Dark Souls 2: Rogue Warrior from YouTube user Veselekov merges retro animation with a deliciously old-hat soundtrack, to tell the story of our protagonist who is absolutely ready to rumble "They took his girl. Now he'll take their souls,"announces the throbbing VO. Dark Souls 2 from Namco Bandai is out later this month for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
By Samit Sarkar on Feb 27, 2014 02.27.14
Dark Souls 2 publisher Namco Bandai Games is releasing a Collector's Edition of the action game, and the company showed off the package's contents in a new video this week. The Collector's Edition includes the Black Armor Edition, which comes in a metal case, along with an art book, a cloth map of the game world, the game's soundtrack and a 12-inch Warrior Knight figure. You can check out an image of the set below. Dark Souls 2 launches March 11 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on Windows PC afterward.
By Colin Campbell on Feb 26, 2014 02.26.14
This new promotional documentary from Namco Bandai takes a look behind the making of Dark Souls 2. Featuring interviews with game director Yui Tanimura, art director Daisuke Satake and lead translator Ryan Morris, it looks at the game's story and the characters' motivations as well as some of the initial concepts behind its development. "It's the best game I've ever played," said interviewee Peter Serafinowicz, who contributes voice acting. "It's ruined other video games for me. Games have forgotten to be games."
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 19, 2014 02.19.14
The latest trailer for From Software's punishing action role-playing game Dark Souls 2 offers a pep talk for future players. Over shots of the game's world, hero and deadly foes, as well as footage from the original Dark Souls, the video's narrator explains that the journey isn't about death, but "what you learn from death." "This is about your will to keep going," the narrator says. "Not giving up when it feels like all is lost. Gathering all you have in you and overcoming the impossible. This is about your sacrifice for greatness and the desire within you to achieve what they say you can't. " Dark Souls 2, available for pre-order now, is slated for launch on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 March 11. A Windows PC version is expected to follow. Check out our hands-on preview from Tokyo...
By Dave Tach on Feb 10, 2014 02.10.14
The Japanese Collector's Edition of Dark Souls 2, From Software's upcoming sequel to the 2011 action role-playing game, will include miniature versions of in-game armor and weapons. Press play above to see a video highlighting the tiny implements of destruction and protection, which are tucked inside of a wooden box. The Collectors Edition, which also includes an art book, map and the soundtrack, will be available in limited quantities and retail for 15,800 yen, which converts to $154.60 at the time of this writing. Dark Souls 2 is scheduled for a March 11 release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with a Windows PC version to follow. North American players can purchase a $199.99 Collector's Edition, which bundles an art book, a cloth map of the game world and a 12-inch figurine. For...
By Michael McWhertor on Jan 14, 2014 01.14.14
The latest trailer for From Software's Dark Souls 2 introduces players to more of the game's harsh, foreboding world, the twisted creatures that inhabit it and a cursed protagonist seeking respite through the consumption of souls. As is Souls game tradition, Dark Souls 2's narrative foundation is explained by a raspy voiced woman who speaks of a murky, forgotten and ancient land, the new setting for the sequel. In addition to a peek at more pre-rendered cinematic footage, there's plenty of gameplay featured in the new trailer. From monsters familiar to players of the Dark Souls 2 network test to never-before-seen bosses — including what appears to be a dragon infested by giant spiders and a phalanx of undead fused together into a horrible monster — there's plenty to see and spoil...
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