Dark Souls Sequel Confirmed for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360

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I hope you’re prepared to die again, for the millionth time, in a third Souls game.

Yeah buddy. Tonight during the 2012 Video Game Awards Namco Bandai and FromSoftware announced Dark Souls II, in development for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Details are few, but players can expect a new hero, a new storyline, a new world to get slaughtered in, and a “revamped server-based multiplayer mode that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others.”

The official press release also throws around terms like “devilishly devised obstacles,” “unrelenting punishment,” “and intestinal fortitude,” so yep, players can look forward to getting butt-raped and mutilated over and over again, as usual.

“Dark Souls II retains the core essence of Dark Souls while evolving to present new twists and challenges that are sure to please longtime fans and attract new comers to the series,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “FromSoftware is going to take a very dark path with Dark Souls II; players will need to look deep within themselves to see if they have the intestinal fortitude to embark on this journey.”

“This new chapter in the Dark Souls saga presents opportunities for us to drive innovation in gameplay design, develop an entirely new story, and expand the scope of the world in which the player interacts with the game. We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series,” says Tomohiro Shibuya, FromSoftware Director on Dark Souls II. “The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey.”

Dark Souls II will be more thoroughly revealed once 2013 rolls around, and I’ll round up the unveil trailer with all the other VGA trailers over the weekend once they’re all online. For now, here are some screenshots, presumably stills from the announcement trailer.

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