Naming The Next Dark Souls

by Jim Reilly on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:00 AM

A Dark Souls sequel hasn't been officially announced yet, but that doesn't stop us from speculating what it could be called.

Last November, publisher Namco Bandai announced Dark Souls shipped 1.5 million copies globally. Those impressive sales numbers combined with a nearly 90 Metacritic average means we'll likely see a sequel sooner rather than later. The thing is, it might not even be called Dark Souls II.

Developer From Software created both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. Sony owns the Demon's Souls franchise, so when From Software wanted to go multiplatform with a sequel, they had to start over with a new universe in Dark Souls. However, Dark Souls' story doesn't exactly end with room for a direct sequel.

The team has a number of options to go with their third game in the Souls series. Do they go with Dark Souls II or a completely new game again? Our fantastic design team here at Game Informer put together some options using Dark Souls art that you can see below.

Also, in the gallery afterwards, we left readers some of our covers without titles. Think you have a better name? Create your own cover and add it in the comments. We'll take the best fan-made covers and add them to our story on a second page.