“Perhaps you’ve seen it,” the trailer for Dark Souls II. Narrated by an ancient foreboding voice as is tradition by Dark Souls, she describes a setting as forgotten as it is dangerous; Drangleic. The mysterious environment is full of many creative and dangerous monsters that look ready to kill you at a moments notice, as is appropriate of a Dark Souls title. If you think you are up to it, here is the new trailer.
Fans of the series will see a lot of familiar elements here. The monsters revealed certainly look like bunches of fun, spider filled fun. The director of the previous Dark Souls, Hidetaka Miyazaki, will act as the supervisor for the game instead of director. Two directors will be taking his place, Yui Tanimura and Tomohiro Shibuya, who said that the new title will still be challenging. “We do not plan on having an Easy Mode since we are creating this game with a thought that challenge and difficulty are core elements of the game.”
PC gamers have much less to worry about with this sequel. According to producer Takeshi Miyazoe, Dark Souls II will operate great on PC. “We realise what PC games typically require, and I can assure you that the PC version of Dark Souls II will be a good PC experience for PC gamers.” The previous Dark Souls had some issues when it came to the PC version which means this news is defiantly good news. The PC version will hopefully also be out in March just behind the actual release.
The setting in Dark Souls II will follow many of the themes of the previous title, but there is not a direct connection between Dark Souls and Dark Souls II. From Software knows what parts of Dark Souls need to be represented in a sequel and so far it seems that this trailer is loaded with everything fans want. Dark Souls II attempts to stand alone as a cursed trial that is as intriguing and mysterious as what came before it. Is it possible that From Software could make a bad Dark Souls game or simply a different feeling Dark Souls game?
With the new generation of consoles out one might ask why this title is sticking to the previous generation. In a recent interview, Tanimura avoided answering why Dark Souls II isn’t coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although, he did claim that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 had a lot of potential for the title.
“Your wings will burn in anguish. Time after time.” You’d better have your big boy boots on if you think you are ready for this game. March 14 marks the end of your life as that is the day Dark Souls II becomes available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will likely be out shortly after. This trailer gives a good look into the inventive beasts waiting for to kill you in Dark Souls II. Time to die.