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Dark Souls 2 is currently is closed beta. It will be released March 14. The game is developed by From Software and published by Namco Bandai Games.
(Source: Wikipedia (link below))Dark Souls II is an upcoming action role-playing open world video game, being developed for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows by From Software in Japan. Dark Souls II is a sequel to Dark Souls.
Dark Souls II was announced at the Spike Video Game Awards on December 7, 2012.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, who served as director on Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, will not return as director for Dark Souls II. Instead he will act as a supervisor and the game will be directed by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura. Miyazaki stated there will be no direct connection in the story between Dark Souls and Dark Souls II. The game will also feature dedicated multiplayer servers.
(Source: Wikipedia (link below))PLOT: The story will revolve around a cursed character trying to find a cure for their agony, the story will also be emotional and involved like Demon's Souls story. While little has been revealed of the game's story, the game's director has been cited as mentioning that the sequel is linked to its predecessor, but with no specifications as to how. The director mentioned that the concept of time factored into the story and also that "if the first game was set in the North Pole, this one would be in the South Pole; that sort of contrast."
(Source: Wikipedia (link below). More references from the qutoes from wikipedia found on the actual page)DEVELOPMENT: Dark Souls II features gameplay mechanics similar to its predecessor; co-director Tomohiro Shibuya has stated that he has no intention of changing the controls. Covenants, a feature in Dark Souls that allowed the player to align with different factions, are making a reappearance, though they will be easier to understand and more accessible to the player. The game world is going to be roughly twice the size of Dark Souls with the beginning of the game made more accessible to newcomers. Tanimura also confirmed that the game will retain the challenging gameplay known to the series, "We do not plan on having an Easy Mode since we are creating this game with a thought that challenge and difficulty are core elements of the game.”
The development team has cited utilizing a more powerful graphics engine for the sequel that is currently being showcased in gameplay trailers. New challenges, adding to the series' documented difficulty level, have also been shown. The game will feature a more advanced AI system that allows enemies to react to a wider range of actions by the player.
On September 19, 2013, an announcement regarding the delay of the PC-version was made by the game's director Yoi Tanimura. In an interview for Eurogamer, he explained that the delay was necessary to ensure an optimal version of Dark Souls 2 on PC.
(Source: Namco Bandai Games official website (link below))Dark Souls II will feature a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering the uncompromising challenge and ultimate sense of empowerment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse and conquer a devastated world filled with death and despair.
Players will also discover a revamped server based multiplayer experience that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing and sharing with others. For those with enough tenacity and sheer force of will, great rewards await.
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