Namco Bandai has announced that they will published Dark Souls in partnership with developer FromSoftware, Inc. The last game Demon’s Souls was published by Atlus was celebrated and hated as being one of the hardest games EVER. Demon’s Souls was a PS3 exclusive but Dark Souls is going multiplatform and coming to the Xbox 360 as well. FromSoftware has been very clear that while both games will share a lot of the same concepts, Dark Souls will NOT be a direct sequel to Demon’s Souls. Dark Souls seems to be pretty close to done, as you will be able to tell by all the screenshots and the over 3 minute trailer below.
Dark Souls is a brand new action RPG set in a rich, dark fantasy universe. Tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and groundbreaking online features combine for a truly unique RPG experience. Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world design that encourages exploration and fosters an adaptable gameplay experience. As players encounter terrifying enemies and discover new areas, the unerring foundation of challenge and reward permeates to offer an unparalleled sense of achievement.
Dark Souls will be available throughout North America and Europe in 2011. You gotta know that this one is going to be at least as hard if not harder than Demon’s Souls and I know people who were so traumatized by that game they needed therapy.. well not really but they did get really pissed while playing it.