New trailer and screenshots for Dark Souls 2

By Teo Borconi – 18th January 2014
New trailer and screenshots for Dark Souls 2

The wait is almost over, as Dark Souls 2 approaches it’s March 11th launch date (13th of March in Europe). And, to help with the wait, the guys at Namco Bandai and From Software offered us a new trailer, as well as a nice bunch of screenshots.

The screenshots focus on highlighting the various armor designs and monsters in the game. I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of this type of artwork and armor. I never got hooked on the over-the-top shiny designs often seen in Asian MMO’s. Instead, I like my characters wearing rusty and bloody chain mails and rags, and Dark Souls 2 will deliver. Everything looks mature, serious and gritty, and I love it.

In other related news, the developers have been shedding some light on whether or not they will be releasing next-gen console versions of the game. It seems that this is not their main concern, as officials have stated that¬†“We have not put any thought into this yet”. As of now, the game is aimed for a Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 release, with a PC version following shortly after the March launch. The aim of the developers was to bring Dark Souls 2 to gamers as fast as possible, and they felt that there’s still a lot of untapped potential in the previous generation consoles.

In any case, feast your eyes on these new Dark Souls 2 screenshots, and let us know what you think!