[GD] Dark Souls

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Just got announced today and from what i read sounds like it's going to be hard.

"Notably, the sources indicate that Dark Souls will be substantially more difficult than Demon's Souls" [MOG]

Dark Souls will be multi platform Xbox 360 people will also get the chance to be owned this time round.

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It'll remain PS3 exclusive in Japan, which will be released sometime in 2011. Maybe be next year for English version?

Supposed details from the magazine that are appearing in the usual sources for early leaks include:

* The difficulty has been increased greatly over Demon's Souls.
* Dark Souls shares the same themes as Demon's Souls: learning from mistakes and the joy of discovery.
* There's no connection with Demon's Souls in terms of story or world.
* As with Demon's Souls, the basic gameplay is based off classic RPGs -- things like character creation, obtaining weapons and items, leveling up, etc.
* The biggest change, according to Hidetaka, is in the area of exploration. The action battle component is an important element, but on top of this, exploration of a large, seamlessly connected field is an important element. You walk to areas that you can see far off in the distance.
* All the maps are connected, rather than having you move to each area from a shrine. This time, you head off on a journey from a large base of operations, and find smaller bases along the way as you progress further and deeper into your adventure.
* There are far more areas with complex land formations of varying height.
* The goal in character development is to get rid of elements that may hinder freedom of play style. This is why there's no job concept during initial character creation.
* Weapons have a great variety of motions and special capabilities, and there are a great number of magic and item types. This will allow players to play in their own style.
* Regarding network play, Hidetaka said that he can't share too many details, but the game will have cooperative and competitive multiplayer elements. You'll be able to call upon people to help you out when you're stuck.
* The game will also have indirect online elements like the original -- seeing the images of other players, messages from the dead, and so-forth. The game will not have its own servers this time, though, so elements like Soul Tendency from the original will not be here.
* There are some other online elements that will be detailed in future updates.

Dark Souls will be released in Japan in 2011. The game's overseas release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is being handled by Namco Bandai. Japan will get just the PlayStation 3 version, published by From itself.

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Will be interesting to see what they do with the multiplayer this time
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harder though? oh my ****ing god.
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Was anyone a fan of (or played the games) the King's Field series games, because DS has been described as a spiritual successor to King's Field?

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I never played demons souls

maybe i should try tihs one
id play demons souls first even though theyre not related, especially if this is meant to be harder. youll need to prepare yourself lol
I'm not worried about difficulty.

swordsaint said: I'm not worried about difficulty.



You say that now but after you have played Demon Souls and died 1000 times you will be worried about difficulty of Dark Souls
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im not saying i'll find it easy, im saying i dont care how hard it is.

HAHAH A.K.A Demon's souls =D
Still playing Demon's Souls and still throwing my controller all over the place :P

It'll be interesting how I'll handle the rage in this one haha
I'm going to say not to well lol. The worst thing is falling of edges geez i hate that.
OMG I cant wait for this, loved Demons Souls. Harder than demons souls!! X_X

swordsaint said: im not saying i'll find it easy, im saying i dont care how hard it is.


that will change. trust me. that will change.
has anyone replayed demons souls again and again after they finish it? It gets harder and harder every time XD
im planning on playing demons souls but im getting everything in 1 playthrough.
holy shit i would love to be a fly on the wall while you play demons souls

you know ever since your name change, for some reason, im kinda starting to like you. it really is hilarious how much you piss everyone off. i hate to admit it, but its the truth.
Dark Souls announcement trailer

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Harder than Demons Souls?...
I like how they've changed the name of the game rather than just sticking a number on the end.
that is one sick announcement video!! Can't wait for its release!!!

played demon souls till NG++ or something and had about 3 characters....such an awesome game, hard but extremely addictive!!!

When is the release of Dark Souls?

jordie84 said: that is one sick announcement video!! Can't wait for its release!!!
played demon souls till NG++ or something and had about 3 characters....such an awesome game, hard but extremely addictive!!!
When is the release of Dark Souls?


At the end of the trailer it indicates 2011.
Also, the trailer was in English, had an EU rating plus it mentioned Xbox360 at the end as well. [this is exclusive to PS3 in Japan].
I would presume it's coming to us in late 2011 and this time we shouldn't have any distribution delays because Namco Bandai will be handling it instead of Atlus [for the Western regions]. So yeah, another 2011 hit game!

Matrix6 said:


When is the release of Dark Souls?


At the end of the trailer it indicates 2011.
Also, the trailer was in English, had an EU rating plus it mentioned Xbox360 at the end as well. [this is exclusive to PS3 in Japan].
I would presume it's coming to us in late 2011 and this time we shouldn't have any distribution delays because Namco Bandai will be handling it instead of Atlus [for the Western regions]. So yeah, another 2011 hit game!



Can't wait...great Xbox 360 gets it too! they are missing out on this game!!
Will be intresting to see how the charcter progression works. i guess you start off with no skill in anything and the more you use a certain type of weapon or magic the more proficient you will get at it.
 
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