Dark Souls has a reputation for being a no compromises hardcore action RPG, and it has gone on to attract a lot of fans since its release last year. Gamers looking for more punishment will be interested in an interview that Hidetaka Miyazaki has recently given to Famitsu magazine in Japan, where he shared a few juicy details of the upcoming sequel.
Firstly, Miyazaki confirmed that although he would not be directly overseeing the game’s creation as it’s producer, he is supervising the team and will have some input, despite largely leaving them to their own devices. He told Famitsu that although Dark Souls 2 would be set within the same world as the original title, it would feature a whole new time period, although whether this would be set before or after the first game wasn’t mentioned. Time itself is the keyword for the game according to Miyazaki, although again no further details were shared about how this would be incorporated.
Paid weapon and item content will reportedly feature as DLC, and it was also confirmed that From Software has developed an entirely new engine to run the game allowing ‘near-realistic’ character animation. All interesting stuff, and everything seems in place to make Dark Souls 2 one of the most anticipated titles in what is conceivably the last major year for the current generation of consoles.