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This page contains a reference list to all the information available on the game, we will continue to update this regularly as more interviews surface and content is released!
We have included some highlights of the interviews, and simple translations of some of the information only available in Japanese

For up to the minute info check out our Dark Souls 2 Info and Resource Thread


 

Official Website

 

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The official website is short on words and high in graphic content, including a short trailer, and is available in both Japanese and English.

 

English News

 

E3 Articles and Impressions





IGN gameplay reveal
By IGN. 10 April 2013.
Besides Gameplay, there was also a Q&A with FromSoftware director, Yui Tanimura and Global producer NamcoBandai, Tak Miyazoe.

  • Lot of the Mechanics of Dark Souls 1 will be present in the sequel, like Bonfires and Estus flasks.
  • You can light torches, which you can carry to see in dark places.
  • Dual-wield combat is present.
  • Dragons will be a key-element of the game.

 

Edge #249 -

by Edge. 15 Dec 2012
[ http://imgur.com/a/q34ES ] (content deleted)

 
  • Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the Souls series and director of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, will supervise but not be directly involved in the development of Dark Souls II.
  • Co-director Tomohiro Shibuya intends to make the game "more accessible" in terms of covenants, story, and possibly more aspects.
  • The team working on Dark Souls II is substantially bigger than the team that worked on Dark Souls.
  • According to the article writers, the graphics were substantially improved, so much so that they speculated the game would debut on the next console generation. This was neither confirmed nor denied during the interview.
  • Dark Souls II will feature an Undead as the player-character, and will not take place in Lordran.
  • As of the time of interview (Dec 2012), Dark Souls II is approximately 25% complete. Development began in August or September of 2011. Staff shifted from development of the new Dark Souls content (Prepare to Die Edition/Artorias of the Abyss DLC) to Dark Souls II as needed.
  • Good and bad behavior will have an effect on the player's experience apart from the online invasion. A special NPC riding a chariot can be met (fought ?) if the player is evil. No more information's given regarding of how to meet him and if good aligned characters get to meet other NPCs.

Edge #249 article follow-up and additional info.
by [Edge Online]. [17 Dec 2012]

4Gamer Interview

by 4Gamer. Dec 2012.

  • Re-tread of previous Edge discussions.
  • The decision for Miyazaki to move from director to supervisor was made by the company. It is unclear if this is Namco or From. He is currently directing another project.
  • Shibuya: Dark Souls II is "not a sequel in terms of story" to Dark Souls, but the two games are set in the same world.
  • The game will have the same mapping style as Dark Souls and will be slightly larger overall.
  • Shibuya is hoping to "ease new players in" with the first segments of the game, then include the traditional Souls experience afterward. The game will require careful attention from the player.
  • A dedicated server system will complement the online aspects of the game.
  • Shibuya believes Dark Souls conveyed a sense of loneliness and despair, and hopes to convey "sorrow" in the next title.
  • Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss won the Playstation Awards 2012 User's Choice Award.
  • Dark Souls sold at least 1.5m units.
   



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