Namco Bandai and From Software justified the existence of Spike’s brotastic VGA’s last night, as they used the event to debut a short teaser trailer for Dark Souls 2, the sequel to last year’s fantastic ultra-hardcore action RPG.
Dark Souls 2 will be helmed by new director, Tomohiro Shibuya, formerly of Capcom. Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls’ original director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, will be a supervisor and a producer on the new project. According to Shibuya, Dark Souls 2 will feature some key changes to the series, while at the same time retaining the core elements that made the first two games in the series a hit: “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.”
The game’s developers also hinted that DS2 will feature an entirely new way of playing multiplayer, similar to how Demon’s Souls introduced the ability to leave messages and help other players without actually connecting to their game.
Dark Souls 2 is currently in development for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. No release date has been announced yet.