The footage is largely centered around summoning fellow players and even then, there's a fair amount of death. Jump to the 12-minute mark if you want a brief look at a boss encounter. I was never as worried about the game retaining the proper Souls foundation as some fans, but I did have concerns. The more I see of Dark Souls II, however, the more I wish I could look away -- the surprise is being ruined. I don't need to see any of this.
I can't get over how much better the lighting looks compared to its predecessor.
A better look at stats and the inventory:
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