Dark Souls 2 to be 'more understandable'

Dark Souls 2 was one of this year's surprise announcements at the VGAs, adding another game to the beloved (and brutally difficult) series. But this game is getting new direction and leadership, and aims to be a bit more welcoming for new players.

Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura will share responsibilities as game directors, and their personalities are influencing the shift. "I personally am the sort of person who likes to be more direct than subtle," Shibuya told Edge. "[Dark Souls 2] will be more straightforward and more understandable."

This doesn't necessarily mean the game will be easier, but the pair seem squarely focused on making it a bit more approachable. That way, those too put off by the game's early hours might find they enjoy it.