High strung gamers should start booking their psychiatrist appointments for the beginning of October, as the release date of  the spiritual sequel to From Software's notoriously difficult action RPG Demon's Souls is now certain. Continue on to see the E3 trailer for the game.

The video below shows no shortage of giant monsters waiting to trounce players in Dark Souls, and while director Hidetaka Miyazaki has stated that the game will be even more difficult than Demon's Souls, at least players will have a new safe zone that they can visit to save their game and heal. Having a central safe zone is possible thanks to Dark Souls' open world design, which should appeal to more gamers than the linear levels of Demon's Souls, although we'll have to see how exploration affects From's level design.

Dark Souls will be available on October 4 for PS3 and for Xbox 360.