Dark Souls 2 E3 trailer shows suspiciously few deaths

We expect E3 trailers not to show the actual game. We forgive pre-rendered CGI and look the other way when it's clearly scripted, but the new Dark Souls II trailer simply takes the biscuit. It's 93 seconds long and mostly gameplay footage yet the player only dies perhaps thrice? Pull the other one, Namco Bandai, it's got bells on.

The trailer was perhaps also intended to surprise us with news that the hard-as-nails die 'em up will launch in March 2014, but the big banners around E3 sort of ruined that.

Dark Souls 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with developer From Software planning to put "more care" into the PC version this time around.