First announced back in 2010 as a working title under the codename ‘Project Dark’ the long-awaited follow-up to the achingly beautiful Demon’s Souls has now been confirmed by both Namco Bandai, as well as the games developers From Software, as being in-development and will actually be named Dark Souls.
Once more the epic medieval role-playing game will be a Playstation 3 exclusive title, in what seems to be the ‘year of the exclusive’ for the Sony console, and will be published in Europe by Namco Bandai.
Billed more as the ‘spiritual’ sequel to the original Demon’s Souls title, as opposed to an actual follow on of that first outing, Dark Souls retains its ‘feel’ of being a Demon’s Souls successor in nothing more than the aesthetic, as it has moved on from the previous storyline and locations to begin again with a completely new tale of epic proportions that see’s players adventuring and questing over a totally new world from its predecessor.
From all accounts the new realm will offer gamers ‘seamless integration and interaction’ with their surroundings. In plain speak this means that if you can see it, you can reach it. So the all familiar ‘hub’ at the center of the five different worlds that lay at the heart of the Demon’s Souls storyline is gone, only to be replaced by a far more superior and a far more interactive experience for the player as this new format dispense with lengthy cut scenes and load times.
Once more we are assured of the finest quality RPG gameplay from Namco Bandai and From Software, with magic and weaponry as well as the expected immersive character creation and levelling up system making a welcome return.
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