Dark Souls 2 Might Not Make 2013

The upcoming issue of Edge magazine has an article about the upcoming Dark Souls 2. While you’ll learn next to nothing about what’s actually in the game, you’ll actually glean one or two general details worth noting.

* The game, in development since late 2011, is only 1/4 complete, making it likely we won’t see it in 2013.

* Yes, it’s a direct sequel to Dark Souls. This isn’t Earth-shattering news, but you can at least expect continuity to matter. Guess it’s time to actually beat the thing after all.

* As previously confirmed, it’s reiterated that Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura take over from Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki

* They plan to redesign the Covenant system to make it “clearer and more accessible.”

Excited? Or did you throw Dark Souls at the TV screen in anger? Sound off in comments.

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7 Comments on Dark Souls 2 Might Not Make 2013

Luther

On December 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

I Just don’t get the game at all, after playing dark souls for about 2 hours i found myself farming endlessly in the exact same spot, If i try to go anywhere else like the grave yard where those skeletons spawn it takes me forever to kill them and with so many I couldn’t get vary far into the crypt soooo the game isn’t working out for me, if I wanted to farm endlessly I would start playing d3 again and yet I found farming in that game much more enjoyable.

RJB

On December 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

@Luther

Try exploring around and apply some adventuring. There are other paths and the game is uncompromising, but you simply haven’t checked other areas. That or learn the patterns. There is a way through if you are keen and know your weaponry/skill and the enemies.

Redland

On December 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

You shouldn’t need to farm excessively. Unless you want the game to be much easier, which sort of defeats the purpose anyway. There’s sort of a specific order you’re supposed to go through the areas, because they’re scaled differently. The point is that you’re supposed to learn from dying in Dark Souls. If you can’t get past those skeletons it’s probably a sign that you’re not supposed to go that way yet. And yeah, that leads to one of the more dangerous areas of the game, so tackling it 2 hours in is a really bad idea. At that stage you should be entirely focused on The Undead Berg.

TR the Dr

On December 17, 2012 at 4:37 pm

As long as it keeps the elements we enjoyed in Demon’s souls and dark souls, it could take its sweet time coming out on whatever system. I just hope they don’t make it too easy to attract more idiots like Luther over here who really needs to pick up a walkthrough of the game and have an idea of where the hell to go before complainin about the game

BattleaxeMaiden

On December 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I enjoyed Demons’ Souls and Dark Souls a great deal. Sure, frustration lies like a thick layer of icing on this lovely cake of a game, but when you’re done…. you had great cake. I’m on NG+ and am still struggling and finding out new things. For all the pain it inflicts of you, it pays off with pure joy when you succeed. I’m excited for Dark Souls 2, but the change in director worries me. Change is always a risk and with the ongoing talk of “making the game more accessible” I fear for the worst. Excited, with reservations, I suppose.

Atlas

On December 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Beat the game as Pyromancer, can’t wait for Dark Souls 2.
Guess I’ll complete it as Pyro NG+ until it gets hard ( NG+1 is bloody easy ) and start a new game as Thief Dex Build next.

Atlas

On December 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

@Luther
You shouldn’t need to farm. Farming doesn’t help anyways, your souls-gain increases in the areas you proceed to and becomes useless to farm at older areas.
What you SHOULD do is get good gear, know what you’re doing, buy the right spells, upgrade the right weapons.
Your stats are almost useless at the beginning of the game.
Read up on the game. You can find insanely overpowered gear and wepaons very early on.