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Dark Souls II re-release

Dark Souls II is set to respawn on PS4 and Xbox One


Time is a flat circle
Nov 25
A re-release of Dark Souls II for the current-gen consoles and a DX11 version for the PC has been announced in classic Souls fashion – with a moody and cryptic trailer showing scenes of unimaginable horror. Sign me up. read
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II gets a pretty sweet first-person mod


Challenge accepted
Oct 23
Dark Souls II had a few of the toughest bosses in the series, but they'd be especially hard if you played the game in first-person. That's what a modder named Benzoin-Gun has done, detailing his creation in the vid... read
Dark Souls PC

Dark Souls will shed Games for Windows Live next month


And I'll shed a tear of joy
Oct 20
There were enough worthwhile PC games tied to Games for Windows Live that I was willing to put up with service, which seemed to range from mildly annoying to downright frustrating, depending on the day. For many of us, Dark S... read
Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls II Design Works book is full of bleak, gloomy pictures


Just how Dark Souls fans like it
Oct 16
Today in news that made me squeal like a fanboy, From Software has released a Design Works book for Dark Souls II just like its predecessor in Japan. It features over 200 pages of the darkly beautiful art of the Souls world,... read
Dark Souls II DLC bosses

Dark Souls II's DLC bosses are HARD


Who would have thought?
Oct 12
Dark Souls II players aren't doing so hot against the Fume Knight from the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC. According to stats released by From Software, 93% of attempts against him haven ended in miserable, abject failure. GG Chosen Undead. read
Dark Souls II was quite the ride. Although the game had its fair share of issues, I had a blast playing it, and a number of its zones now have a place in my list of all-time favorite Souls locations. One of those areas includes the last piece of DLC, The Crown of the Ivory King, which brings back some of the powerful icy imagery from the Painted World of Ariamis. read feature

Dark Souls II DLC

Dark Souls II's final Lost Crowns DLC chapter is here


Crown of the Ivory King
Sep 30
After a brief delay, the Dark Souls II DLC trilogy has come to an end with Crown of the Ivory King. It's available today on Steam and Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation 3 for $9.99 -- or you can get all three add-ons bundle... read
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II's third DLC, 'Crown of the Ivory King' delayed


By one week
Sep 22
Bandai Namco has announced that the third (and presumably final) DLC for Dark Souls II, the Crown of the Ivory King, has been delayed by one week. Originally it was set for this Wednesday, but now it's due on September 30th a... read
Dark Souls II

Feel the icy chill of these Dark Souls II Crown of the Ivory King DLC screens


I'm interested to see what From can do with snow
Sep 18
Snow isn't a common theme with the Souls series, so it's interesting that the upcoming Dark Souls II DLC Crown of the Ivory King will take place on an icy tundra. This new batch of screens looks suitably dreary... read
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This guy's better than you at Dark Souls, because he plays with a Rock Band guitar


And that's the worst of the guitar controllers
Sep 08
Fancy yourself quite the Dark Souls player? Bet you can cruise right through that game, patiently parrying and rolling your way to victory after victory. Good for you. Now, do it with a Rock Band controller. It may seem... read
While Dark Souls II brought me back to that special place that I found with Demon's Souls in many ways, the first DLC pack, Crown of the Sunken King, didn't go far enough with its concepts. It's really hard to give ... read feature

Dark Souls DLC

Dark Souls II 'Crown of the Old Iron King' DLC out today


Journey past the Iron Keep
Aug 26
When From Software announced the three-part Lost Crowns DLC for Dark Souls II, it all seemed so far away. But here we are, already on the second release. Time is flying. Crown of the Old Iron King hits today on Steam, PlaySta... read
Bloodborne

Check out new direct-feed Bloodborne gameplay


It's a Victorian-era Dark Souls, basically
Aug 19
Last week, I got to go hands-on with Bloodborne. This visually evocative and bleak follow-up to Dark Souls II is a change of pace, but also something that feels and plays very much like the games of the past. While the change... read
Bloodborne

Bloodborne's health regaining system detailed


Regain System revealed at gamescom
Aug 13
A new system for upcoming From Software PS4 title Bloodborne was revealed at gamescom today in a behind-closed-doors meeting. It's called the Regain System, and it lets you recover health after taking a hit.  It's not as easy as it sounds to get your health back, though.  read
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow


Not quite as major as some fixes in the first Dark Souls
Jul 25
Fresh off its new Crown of the Sunken King DLC, From Software has updated and tweaked Dark Souls II for everyone. Weapons have been balanced (with extra or decreased damage depending on the item), and spells have be... read
2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than bot... read feature

Dark Souls

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait


July 22 for PC and Xbox 360; July 23 for PS3
Jul 15
The last batch of images for Crown of the Sunken King left me anticipating this Dark Souls II DLC which is, oh good, only a week off. There's more where that came from. Using an item acquired in the DLC, players will reach th... read
Dark Souls as an eSport

Here's what Dark Souls II would be like as an eSport


A glorious peek into a potential future for professional gaming competitions
Jul 05
A lot of us would find eSports far more alluring if the genres associated with these competitions were more diverse. We see plenty of first-person shooters, RTS, fighting games, and MOBAs. But what about something atypical l... read
Dark Souls II

Enjoy these new Dark Souls II DLC screens before you cryogenically freeze yourself until July


'Crown of the Sunken King' DLC
Jun 11
In case you haven't heard, DLC is coming to Dark Souls II. Three add-ons in fact! The first up is Crown of the Sunken King, set to drop on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on July 22nd. To celebrate, Bandai Namco sent over some scre... read
Dark Souls II DLC

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls II DLC trilogy


Coming this summer for PS3, Xbox 360, and Steam
Jun 04
A set of downloadable chapters dubbed The Lost Crowns trilogy are heading to Dark Souls II, Bandai Namco announced today. The first episode, Crown of the Sunken King, will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 3... read
I haven't been keeping up with Dark Souls II speedruns. I should be. We got a tip in this weekend about Marksel's 21:25 world-record any% run, which has since been topped by Distortion2's 20:14 run, included above. Seems the... read feature

Rumor: Clips emerge showing Project Beast in action


Is this the next game from From Software?
May 29
Project Beast is the rumored PlayStation 4 project by From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. Some images were supposedly leaked not too long ago, and now NeoGAF has found four short gameplay clips. Is this actually... read
With the right clothes and American Werewolf in London green skin color, it's possible to stand in as an enemy in Dark Souls II. And then watch invading players flounder about, confused, trying to find you. Can't pull the wool over Guile's eyes, though. read feature

From Software

Demon's Souls creator becomes president of From Software


Hidetaka Miyazaki is movin' on up
May 21
Demon's Souls and Dark Souls creator/director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been promoted to president of From Software, reports Gamasutra. Which is excellent, maybe. Or maybe it's not. Between this and Kadokawa Corp. acquiring the c... read
Dark Souls

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC


It's the usual Games for Windows Live for the time being
May 19
Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio... read
In the weeks leading up to E3, there have been some truly interesting leaks. Headlining that list is undoubtedly "Project Beast," rumored to be the working title for the next From Software game. The next (Demon's?) Souls. The... read feature

Dark Souls 2 ships 1.2 million in its first three weeks


Profits for FY still down, though.
May 08
From Software's ball buster Dark Souls 2 managed to ship 1.2 million copies in the west in its first three weeks. This period helped the very tail end of Namco Bandai's financial year, but it somehow managed to their best-per... read
Dark Souls

What's your Dark Souls II covenant of choice?


Praise the sun
May 02
Dark Souls II has been out for a few weeks on consoles, enough time for fans to really dig in, and now PC players have shown up in style. I'm liking the game -- less so than its predecessors, overall -- but still: when I'm no... read
Mods

Let the Dark Souls II modding begin


Texture modding. Is there anything it can't do?
Apr 25
After providing general tips for getting a bit more out of Dark Souls II visually, renowned modder Durante has written another article for PC Gamer detailing his next major release. The DSfix creator has a new tool, GeDoSaTo,... read
The appearance of the original Dark Souls on PC was welcome but it was... let's say troubled. Its innovative online mode was married to the much maligned Games for Windows Live service and the game was locked at a piddly 1024... read feature

Dark Souls

Dark Souls II unlocks on Steam this afternoon


Plus a launch trailer, if you don't give an eff about spoilers
Apr 24
Oh, hey! Dark Souls II is out today on Steam! From Software's coveted action-RPG will unlock slightly earlier than expected at 3:00pm Pacific (thanks, Jacob!). Consider this your last chance to get in there for the pre-purch... read
Dark Souls

Modder Durante has tips to push Dark Souls II's graphics even further


Tweaks to get the most out of the PC version
Apr 22
Modder Peter "Durante" Thoman led the charge in making Dark Souls a better-looking game on PC. While the PC port of the sequel is an improvement over developer From Software's last effort, there's room to push its graphics fu... read






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