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Dark Souls II Tips & Tricks
on March 11, 2014 at 06:17 PM
Here are some tips and tricks to help get started in the world of Dark Souls II. Warning, there will be a significant number of spoilers here. You’ve been warned! •Right when you start the game before even choosing a class, you can hang a left before the hut to find a tough opponent –...
Praise The Fun
on March 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM
The Souls games are infamous for their high difficulty, little direction, and even less forgiveness. Some players are scared off by the punishing systems, including death penalties, fragile characters, sadistic traps, and brutal status effects. However, pushing through hardships players become grizzled...
New Trailer Showcases Dark Souls II's Unsettling Opening
on March 07, 2014 at 09:40 AM
As we previously detailed in our recent hands-on preview of the game , Dark Souls II's opening cinema feels like it belongs in a horror film. Now you can see some of it for yourself. The prologue sets up the story for the game, and also offers worthwhile fuel to keep your nightmares going strong...
A Journal Of Death: Five Hours With Dark Souls II
on March 06, 2014 at 03:21 PM
[This feature originally appeared in Game Informer issue #251] Stumbling through a heavy downpour, you fall to your knees, gravity unceremoniously pulling you down face first into the mud as thunder booms above the forest’s canopy. You hear an elderly woman’s voice holding a calm, cautionary...
New Dark Souls II Trailer Goes Beyond Death
on February 19, 2014 at 03:28 PM
When Dark Souls was being promoted, it was with the tagline, “Prepare to Die.” Everything we’ve seen about Dark Souls II suggests that death will be an omnipresent force . That’s why we were surprised by this new trailer. “This is not about death,” it begins. It isn’t...
Final Two Fan-Made Shields Revealed By From Software
on January 31, 2014 at 03:17 PM
From Software’s ongoing fan-made shield contest is finishing strong with two more shields making their way from concept to reality, both in the real world and in the world of Dark Souls II. Designed by Dark Souls fan Illim under the name “Rose Shield”, the shield will appear in-game...
From Software Reveals Two More Fan-Made Dark Souls II Shields
on January 29, 2014 at 11:13 AM
When From Software and Bandai Namco announced their shield creation contest , I never imagined that the submissions would be real, physical pieces of gear. The two newly announced in-game shields started life as just that, though. The Phoenix Pharma is adapted from a design by Alexandre Etiennes Jonathan...
Dark Souls II Curses Us With A New Trailer
on January 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Namco-Bandai and From Software just released a new trailer for Dark Souls II, which shows off some of the games brutally challenging action and macabre atmosphere. Dark Souls 2 will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 11, while the PC version will release later in the month. Read...
Online Features Are The Focus Of These New Screenshots
on November 14, 2013 at 05:36 PM
Namco Bandai and From Software have released new images from Dark Souls II, showing off the online features of the game. In these screenshots, white phantoms can be seen assisting the player against enemies and bosses. There is a maximum of two friendly online players than can be summoned at one time...
Surviving In From Software's More Wicked World
on September 18, 2013 at 08:01 PM
How do you make the sequel to one of the most difficult modern games even harder? That’s the question From Software is answering with Dark Souls II, releasing next March . I played an hour of the punishing game during a pre-Tokyo Game Show event at Namco Bandai’s office in Shinagawa, Tokyo...
See Dark Souls II Armor Become Real
on August 23, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Who said what happens in Dark Souls II stays in the game? While fans anxiously await its release, Namco Bandai is making the game part of reality. In this behind the scenes video, see the warrior armor from Dark Souls II become a real suit of armor. See how much detail and precision goes into making...
Trailer Teases A "Surprising New Form" For The Dark Souls Universe
on August 14, 2013 at 09:41 AM
The latest trailer for Dark Souls II doesn't show any gameplay. Instead, it shows live action teaser footage of armor forging. The description alongside the video on Namco Bandai's official YouTube page reads, "Dark Souls' universe is taking a surprising new form... Are you ready to...
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