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Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360


10:05 PM on 12.07.2012
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Despite the success of its predecessor, I was not necessarily expecting a Dark Souls II so soon, and I certainly wasn't expecting to see it get announced at the 2012 Spike VGAs of all places. Amazing! I was actually convinced the trailer was for the next Dragon Age.

Namco Bandai has made the announcement as well, confirming that this game is for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will serve as supervisor, while From Software's Tomohiro Shibuya will be the director. There's promise of a new hero, storyline, and world, plus "a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others," according to the press release.

"We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series," said Shibuya. "The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey."

My body is ready, praise the sun, etc.

Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo
Dark Souls II announced for PS3, PC, and Xbox 360 photo




Free Dark Souls II patch to bring content parity with PS4, Xbox One versions photo


Dark Souls II gets a pretty sweet first-person mod photo


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


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


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


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


Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Old Iron King photo


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


Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King photo


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


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12:30 PM on 01.15.2015
Free Dark Souls II patch to bring content parity with PS4, Xbox One versions

Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on April 7 as Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The re-release, which collects all three DLC packs and makes other improvements, is also coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360,...more



11:30 AM on 10.23.2014
Dark Souls II gets a pretty sweet first-person mod

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...more



4:00 PM on 10.16.2014
Dark Souls II Design Works book is full of bleak, gloomy pictures

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,...more



3:00 PM on 09.30.2014
Dark Souls II's final Lost Crowns DLC chapter is here

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...more



12:00 PM on 09.22.2014
Dark Souls II's third DLC, 'Crown of the Ivory King' delayed

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...more



10:00 AM on 09.18.2014
Feel the icy chill of these Dark Souls II Crown of the Ivory King DLC screens

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...more



4:00 PM on 08.27.2014
Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Old Iron King

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 ...more



8:00 AM on 07.25.2014
Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow

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...more



8:00 AM on 07.22.2014
Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King

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...more



7:30 PM on 07.15.2014
One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait

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...more




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5:00 PM on 04.17.2015
Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way

In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb...more



5:30 PM on 04.16.2015
Should GungHo bring back Grandia and Lunar?

GungHo Online Entertainment America wants to know which Game Arts titles it should port to PC. Grandia. Lunar. Uhh, Thexder. The list goes on. Problem is, there's only enough room in this survey for one choice, so you've got ...more



5:00 PM on 04.16.2015
Dark Souls II re-release tops Japanese charts (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

Dark Souls II's current-gen re-release Scholar of the First Sin found an opening in the Japanese sales charts and struck at an opportune moment. Most weeks, it would barely make a dent, but on this particular week, it wa...more



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