A number of retail websites have switched out generic box art for Dark Souls II, for the art seen here. Presumably, this is the official box art for the game. It does a pretty good job of inspiring despair for what's ahead.

Dark Souls II's director Yui Tanimura recently spoke up about the PC version of the game, assuring fans that it will be a better port than the one for Dark Souls.

Dark Souls II is releasing for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 sometime this year.