Tips from Junglist and VaatiVidya
Alongside today's launch of Dark Souls II, the game's Australian YouTube channel published the above tutorial video featuring Jeremy "The Junglist" Ray and YouTube Souls expert VaatiVidya. It's a thorough explanation of how many of the game's systems and mechanics function. Most of this will be old hat to fans, but it also does highlight some of the differences between this sequel and the original Dark Souls, so there's some value for the experienced as well.
It's a beast at 40 minutes, but there's densely packed information in there.