Dark Souls 2 Announced


In a completely unexpected moment, Dark Souls 2 was announced during last night's Spike TV Video Game Awards. In a press release that was sent out by publisher Namco Bandai, Front Software have announced that the series' creator, Hidetaka Miyazaki, will only perform supervisor duties over the course of the game's development. Instead, newcomer Tomohiro Shibuya will be taking over the director's chair for the sequel. Shibuya is most known for his work on Monster Hunter.

Dark Souls 2 will have a completely new story, new characters, and a new world with revamped multiplayer server dynamics unique to the game, all while remaining true to its roots with its unrelenting hard-as-nails gameplay. The developers have also said that they want to make the game far more approachable and understandable to those hesitant over its reputation for being a difficult experience.

Dark Souls 2 will be released for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. There is no word on a WiiU port or a release date. EDGE will have a feature story on the new title in its next issue which will be out on December 20th. One can only wonder if Miyazaki may have his attention focused on something in the future.