"Namco Bandai Games today revealed the first details in regards to their just-announced multiplatform title, “Dark Souls 2.” The action role-playing game will be developed by From Software, the same studio behind the first “Dark Souls” in addition to “Demon’s Souls.” It is slated to come out for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms with a new story and locations in addition to a revamped multiplayer mode. You can check out some screens from the debut trailer of the upcoming video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the details below: Built upon the foundation established by Souls series creator and Dark Souls II Supervisor, Hidetaka Miyazaki with development helmed by FromSoftware Director Tomohiro Shibuya, Dark Souls II will feature a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in while delivering its signature brand of unrelenting punishment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse through a devastated world filled with death and despair; only those who are strong willed or cunning can survive this journey to achieve great glory. Players seeking to share their experience will discover a revamped server-based multiplayer mode that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing with others. View slideshow: First ‘Dark Souls 2’ platforms, multiplayer and other details revealed Carlson Choi and Tomohiro Shibuya also have a few choice words in regards to “Dark Souls 2.” You can check out the comments from Carlson Choi, the vice president of marketing at Namco Bandai Games, below: 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. 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. The statement from Tomohiro Shibuya, the director for “Dark Souls 2,” can be found below: 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. 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. Namco Bandai Games has not yet announced a release date for the sequel." Catch the trailer here but be quick as it's being taken down in a lot of places for some reason: http://www.eurogamer.cz/articles/2012-12-08-dark-souls-2-oficialn-oznameno http://www.darksoulsii.com/ Just the greatest news ever for me!