Another announcement to come out of Namco Bandai's Level Up
event in Dubai today is a release window for Dark Souls, which it has now been revealed will touch down on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 a few short months from now in October 2011. Dark Souls, of course, is the follow up to Demon's Souls, the Japanese developed medieval action-RPG that met critical acclaim but didn't find its way to as many homes as it should, thanks to an extremely tardy western release schedule (over a year and a half between the Japanese and European launches).
That looks to have been remedied this time around, with a simultaneous October launch for western markets only one month behind the September Japanese launch for Dark Souls.
Set in a rich, dark fantasy universe, Dark Souls features tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and ground-breaking online features which combine for a truly unique RPG experience. Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world design that encourages exploration and fosters adaptability. As players encounter terrifying enemies and discover new areas, the game's foundation of challenge and reward permeates the experience to provide an unparalleled sense of achievement.
Further, a limited edition has been announced
that -- for the same price as the standard retail version -- will include the original soundtrack, a behind-the-scenes film and a hardcover art book.
Watch the new trailer below (or click here for HD
) and check out a swag of new screenshots at our Dark Souls game page