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 significant ways.
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.
While 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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Can't wait for this game, Demon Souls brought back the frustration and thrill in gaming that I haven't experienced in years. If Dark Souls can build upon that, it will be nothing but great.
I have to say the monster made of teeth has me speculating what the bosses will be in this game, bet that was just a freaking mini-boss.
Being able to save on your own terms in a place that acts as a haven would be a huge change. I loved Demons Souls and hope this game is as good if not better. I love the art style.
I've had Demon's Souls for about two weeks. It is amazing and I regret not buying it sooner. Really looking forward to Dark Souls!
The open world still makes me jollies tingle.
i thought it said bacon fire lol
That was on of my main gripes about the first game - being completely linear. I wasn't necessarily excited before, but I like roaming and killing things :P
ahhh I can't wait..
Oh god yes! I love games like this.
Im more hyped up for this game than any other! I was always jealous of PS3 owners for having demons souls!!!!
Open world fantasy game that promises an unforgiving level of difficulty? I want it.