Dark Souls is Getting a Sequel
On Friday the Video Game Awards happened. I didn’t watch them. So on top of missing out on all the completely gamer-centric entertainment of Linkin Park, Wolfgang Gartner, and Snoop Dogg, I also missed out on a bunch of trailers and reveals that are actually pretty good. That’s why I didn’t learn until recently that Dark Souls is getting a sequel.
Dark Souls II, the sequel to From Software’s spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls, was revealed with a trailer featuring bones, walking, a dragon, and some guy who looked like they were from from Alice: Madness Returns. Following the VGAs, a press release was… well, released going into more detail about the game.
The thing that caught a lot of people’s eye was the director on the project. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of both Demon’s and Dark Souls, would not be acting as director for this new game. He will be serving as a supervisor while From’s Tomohiro Shibuya takes over the directing job.
The game will have a new hero, a new story line, a new “unfamiliar” setting, “epic battles with gruesome enemies,” and a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that hopes to “put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others.”
No word on a release date but the game will be coming out on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.