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Post by Eorl @ 01:16pm 31/01/14 | 21 Comments
Developer From Software has revealed a handful of new screenshots to tantalise your hardcore tastebuds, but also a new nine-minute gameplay video showing off just how difficult the sequel to Dark Souls actually is (I should know, my screen is constantly filled with "You Died").

Thankfully the person behind this video is a bit more skilled unlike myself, allowing viewers to actually see some of the new content that From are hoping to bring to the sequel. Included is a look at some of the new combat changes, new enemies and new weapons in-game.

In related Dark Souls 2 news, publisher Namco Bandai has revealed that actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz, known best for his role as "Pete" in Shaun of the Dead, will be offering his voice as a new character in Dark Souls 2. Serafinowicz also revealed his true identity as a hardcore gamer, calling Dark Souls 2 "the most engrossing game I've ever played," and "the best game of all time."
Peter will dub a new character named Mild-mannered Pate. Players will encounter this mysterious man during his journey in search of treasure. He may teach players a few tricks of his own in order to survive during their quest. Will they dare to trust this enigmatic character?
Dark Souls 2 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 come March 13th. A PC release is expected sometime shortly after, with From Software hoping "to release the PC version in the same window."








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Any
Posted 01:30pm 31/1/14
Can't wait. Haven't heard of that 3 week max being officially stated though, could you provide a link to the source?
paveway
Posted 01:42pm 31/1/14
now that is some dark souls

most of what they have shown so far, especially early on doesn't feel that much like it - but that was spot on

also the guy playing is clearly new to the game or trying to to die because he was pretty shit
RuleofBooKz
Posted 02:06pm 31/1/14
"A PC release is expected sometime shortly after, with From Software stating it won't be any longer than "three weeks" from the console versions"

lets hope it isnt a huge steaming mess like the 1st one that required 3rd party graphics support and was unplayable with a keyboard and mouse
Eorl
Posted 02:14pm 31/1/14

Can't wait. Haven't heard of that 3 week max being officially stated though, could you provide a link to the source?

A previous interivew with EuroGamer had game director Yui Tanimura hoping to release it in the same window as the console release: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-19-dark-souls-2-out-on-march-14-pc-version-to-follow
Any
Posted 02:19pm 31/1/14
Yeah, not seeing 3 weeks anywhere in that interview :( And the interview was back in September.

Don't think I can cancel my console pre-orders yet :(
Eorl
Posted 02:21pm 31/1/14
Sorry about that one Any, had it in my head but mistranslated to three actual weeks, instead of "in the same month hopefully." We'll get it soon enough, though I have a feeling if there was a big enough delay they would have said something already.
Any
Posted 02:30pm 31/1/14
I think they're remaining vague for a reason. As per this interview from today they know a release date, but don't want to announce it... Doesn't seem like a good sign...
Murf
Posted 02:42pm 31/1/14
I want to play the first one but don't want to pay $30 for it when it will no doubt come on sale for less then 10.
Mantorok
Posted 02:51pm 31/1/14
I want to play the first one but don't want to pay $30 for it when it will no doubt come on sale for less then 10.
Like during the Steam sale a month ago?
Murf
Posted 03:06pm 31/1/14
Like during the Steam sale a month ago?

yeahh.... haha ffs i thought i saw it on sale... damn
paveway
Posted 03:05pm 31/1/14
so we are the 11th or the 14th?

Don't think I can cancel my console pre-orders yet :(


how many pre-orders do you have?
Eorl
Posted 03:19pm 31/1/14
so we are the 11th or the 14th?
March 14th! I'm on a roll today...
Any
Posted 03:23pm 31/1/14
3... pc as that's the one I want, then ps3 & 360 to cover bases depending on which is the superior version... damn wanting to get the ce of this game.
I'll only grab the one, will roll the deposits on the others into the one I actually purchase.
Eorl
Posted 05:24pm 31/1/14
I have a feeling PC will probably be the best of the bunch, if like the original it allows mods. Also I presume Durante is getting his coding hands ready for some high-res upgrades.
Any
Posted 03:44pm 31/1/14
Oh yeah, I just don't want to wait 6 months to play it. If the delay is significant I'll pick up a console CE version and not have to worry about months of spoilers, then grab the pc version cheap digitally.
paveway
Posted 04:30pm 31/1/14
wow reading one of those links it seems they haven't even decided if they are going to do a ps4/xbone version

i thought that would be a no brainer these days, especially with a pc version of it it is the same architecture

lucky i didn't plan to hold out for a ps4 version
Toxus
Posted 07:49pm 31/1/14
Of coarse it wouldn't be a problem if console makers weren't such dickheads with backwards compatibility
WirlWind
Posted 10:50pm 31/1/14
"A PC release is expected sometime shortly after, with From Software stating it won't be any longer than "three weeks" from the console versions"

lets hope it isnt a huge steaming mess like the 1st one that required 3rd party graphics support and was unplayable with a keyboard and mouse



Pretty sure that there were two big reasons for that:

Firstly, they built it with the thought that it would only be on 360/PS3. I don't know why they didn't keep higher res textures (I would assume that they'd have higher quality ones then compress them down to fit on each console), but hey. Mistakes can be made.

Secondly, Japan isn't big on the PC demographic. I don't think they know much about PC development.

Not apologising for them or anything, just playing devil's advocate. I'm pretty sure I've seen quotes of them saying they're developing with PC in mind, then scaling down to the other consoles, so hopefully we should have a more fully featured PC version. The first certainly sold well enough on PC and built a lot of hype, even through all the negative press.
jay
Posted 12:07pm 01/2/14
RuleofBooKz
Posted 03:01pm 01/2/14
tbh after the 3rd party high res pack and apparently if you used a USB controller it was good. ozgameshop is not taking orders for the Dark Souls II 2 Collectors Edition Game PC atm. they say:

"Currently unavailable
We're currently waiting for price information on this item. Add your email address below to be kept up-to-date about Dark Souls II 2 Collectors Edition Game PC."

Pft give them my emails >_
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