UPDATE: Here is the footage of the Dark Souls II announcement!
In a huge surprise turn of events, the VGA announced the sequel to my favorite game of 2011 with a brilliant and haunting trailer for Dark Souls II.
Here is the first official screenshot!
My excitement for this game is beyond words, and thanks to Examiner.com, information about the game is readily available.
Dark Soul II’s director, Tomohiro Shibuya, had this to say:
This new chapter in the Dark Souls saga presents opportunities for us to drive innovation in gameplay design, develop an entirely new story, and expand the scope of the world in which the player interacts with the game. We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series. 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.
In addition, we now know the game will be available on the current generation of platforms: Xbox 360 and PS3. Dark Souls will also be available on PC (rejoice!) No word on WiiU.
When the trailer is officially released, we will post it on Analog Addiction. Until then, you can see the trailer here, courtesy of Kotaku.
Jaime is currently level 434 in Dark Souls, and he is mentally prepared to go even further into the depths of masochism just for Dark Souls II. He is the PS3/PSVita Editor here at Analog Addiction, you can follow him on Twitter here.