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Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2014 1:30pm PST

The Black Armor and Collector's Editions of Dark Souls 2 will grant a voucher for the "Black Armor Weapons Pack," giving you early access to several weapons.

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"They are fucking great. Of course, I'm a huge mecha fan so I may be a bit biased. Also looking ..."

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Undead players can be invaded in Dark Souls 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 28, 2014 2:30pm PST

Being undead will no longer protect you from invasion in Dark Souls II. Fortunately, producer Takeshi Miyazoe outlines some potential deterrents against griefers.

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"Controller's will be selling like mad once this game comes out and everyone get's so pissed they ..."

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Dark Souls 2 trailer warns of a Cursed life

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 15, 2014 6:00am PST

"Your wings will burn in anguish, time after time, for that is your fate" a new Dark Souls II trailer warns, "the fate of the Cursed." Your curse is that you're an idiot, idiot. Look where you're going. Don't rush in. You haven't even seen that monster before, so don't just ...

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"Still waiting for Dark Souls 1 to be non-GFWL'd soon before summer."

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Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' comic begins

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 08, 2014 2:15pm PST

As promised, Namco Bandai's promotional Dark Souls 2 comic Into the Light is now available to read online. Well, the beginning of it anyway. The...

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Namco Bandai wants mobile Dark Souls game, but developer is resisting

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 24, 2013 12:30pm PST

"We'd like to bring Dark Souls to mobile," Namco Bandai director of global strategy for mobile Alex Adjaj said. However, it's not happening because the developers at From Software don't want to do it.

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"Oh and don't forget - throwing the tablet really would be bad!"

- bubbajoebo see all 22 comments

Dark Souls 2 'will be a good PC experience'

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 19, 2013 6:00am PST

The PC port of Dark Souls was "sort of half-assed," From Software told us earlier this year, and gosh, wasn't it just, with wonky controls, wasn't it just, with wonky controls, and a fixed 720p resolution until a fan's mod fixed that. These problems were actually "expected t...

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"Honestly try to finish it before the release, because the Souls' release shack threads of ..."

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Dark Souls 2 PS3 beta rescheduled for next weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 01, 2013 6:00am PDT

If you were quick enough to get into Dark Souls II's brief beta test last weekend, you were no doubt disappointed, as technical problems meant it was abruptly called off. Namco Bandai has announced it'll run next weekend instead, still at awkward hours. To make up for all th...

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"That they want to do the beta when they're working, in Japan?"

- Zollington see all 4 comments

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."

- David Craddock see all 7 comments

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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