The lights are on
Details are still scarce when it comes to From Software's follow-up to Demon's Souls, aside from a teasing comment
that the game will be harder than its predecessor. From and publisher
Namco Bandai have released a new batch of Dark Souls screens today, and
while they don't shed much light on the game the accompanying press
release does discuss a new feature that supposedly affects gameplay in
The Beacon Fire (pictured below) is a safe zone for players, giving
them a place to heal and save their game, as well as serving as an
in-game checkpoint location. It also looks an awful lot like a firepit.
Dark Souls isn't a direct sequel to Demon's Souls, From Software is
definitely using the game as a starting point in significant ways. The
game will have a similar multiplayer mode, and players will be able to
leave notes for other players to read online. The game's combat is said
to be similar as well. One key difference between the games is that
while Demon's Souls was structured around levels, Dark Souls will be
taking place across an open world.
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Holy freaking balls. I just got done with Demon's Souls and with this coming out.....Oh my.