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Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches on PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 24, 2013 11:30am PDT

As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store...

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"Surprised know one at Shack didn't report that the Test failed to happen, was rescheduled for a ..."

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Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' graphic novel coming in January

By Steve Watts, Oct 11, 2013 7:45am PDT

Dark Souls 2 is getting a tie-in graphic novel, titled "Into the Light." It is launching in early January 2014.

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"If it'll be true to the game, most of the dialogue will be grunts and hmmms, and each page will ..."

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Dark Souls 2 beta: what to expect

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 6:15pm PDT

PS3 owners will be able to sample Dark Souls 2 before the game's March launch. But, what's actually in the beta?

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"Can I still sign up for the beta? I missed the sign-ups from a week or three back."

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Dark Souls 2 launches on Xbox 360 and PS3 March 11, PC version soon after

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Dark Souls 2 will be on Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 11, with the PC version to launch "shortly thereafter."

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"You do now it takes years to make a game and the development kits for the ps4 and xbox 1 are ..."

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Dark Souls 2 to 'enhance' online play, keeping isolation focus

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Dark Souls 2 producer Takeshi Miyazoe explains how the studio is making some "enhancements" to the online play, but is still keeping it firmly about isolation.

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"This is not a feature... I know about needing to be human because i looked it up, but it's ..."

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Dark Souls 2 closed beta coming to PS3 this October

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2013 10:45am PDT

Dark Souls 2 isn't due until March 2014. But you'll be able to get an early hands-on with the game with a new beta coming to PS3 this fall.

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"I'd be okay with an early access pass spoiling me on the main game. I'm going to have more free ..."

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Dark Souls 2 to be less linear, says director

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2013 10:35am PDT

Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura says he wants it to put a bigger focus on exploration, which means you can do tasks out of order and even "start halfway through the game."

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"Yeah! And it wasn't all that hard tbh. Mainly because of pyromancy not being dependent on stats. ..."

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Dark Souls 2 director says aim is to reduce 'tediousness'

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Dark Souls 2 co-director Yui Tanimura explains how previous comments about making the game straightforward and understandable were about reducing tedious and repetitive tasks.

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"Backtracking is a part of the game and it should not be removed, there are plenty of shortcuts ..."

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Dark Souls 2 coming March 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2013 8:00am PDT

Dark Souls 2 will be released in March 2014, according to Namco Bandai.

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"well the entrance is in darkroot basin and you need an item for the archives, so its nontrivial ..."

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The DNA of Dark Souls: What made the games great

By David Craddock, Apr 12, 2013 9:30am PDT

We dissect From Software's Souls series to find what made the first two games great, and what the upcoming Dark Souls 2 needs to do to follow in the lofty footsteps of its predecessors. Part one of the two-part series looks at the mechanics of the series.

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"How does Shattered Soldier rank in terms of challenge against Contra 4? It took a while, but I ..."

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Dark Souls 2: what's new, what's not

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 10:00am PDT

At first glance, it might not seem like Dark Souls 2 is very different from its predecessor. It's still dark, dreary, and full of death. Still, sequels are meant to be bigger and badder, a point that that developer From Software tried to emphasize.

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"Oh I see. Guess I wasn't paying attention, but I get your point."

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'Killing with substance': dying in Dark Souls 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 9:25am PDT

Yui Tanimura, director on Dark Souls 2, is reveling in death. "One thing that really came into mind was the various kinds of deaths that players can experience," he said while presenting the game. "We try to kill with substance."

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Dark Souls PC was 'half-assed,' but Dark Souls 2 director promises more 'care'

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 11, 2013 9:05am PDT

"A lot of it was not very well done, sort of half-assed," Dark Souls 2 director Yui Tanimura told Shacknews via translator regarding the PC version of Dark Souls 1, while promising a much better experience for the sequel.

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"I wouldn't use the 60fps mod... Since the game is framebased it means it's running twice as ..."

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Dark Souls 2 footage shows 12 minutes of gameplay

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 6:30pm PDT

New gameplay footage from Dark Souls 2 has shown up showing dimly lit castles, bonfires, monsters and lots of combat. From Software Director Yui Tanimura and Namco Bandai's Tak Miyazoe takes us through the demo and talk about how the developer created the levels and the atmo...

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Dark Souls 2 screens leaked

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 5:45pm PDT

Ten new screenshots have leaked for Dark Souls 2.

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