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Dark Souls 2 Hollow Lullaby trailer is a bit corny

Namco really are going for some scattershot marketing with Dark Souls 2.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2014 | 5

Dark Souls 2 screenshots show stats, freaky character creation, more

The first Dark Souls wasn’t exactly a looker in early screenshots, and its true beauty was only really revealed when the PC version unlocked higher resolution versions of the textures.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Feb 2014 | 3

Namco Bandai offering free weapons with Dark Souls 2 pre-orders

Not content with merely offering up expensive collector’s editions, Namco Bandai have hopped on the “pre-order to get free digital stuff” train with Dark Souls 2.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Feb 2014 | 2

Dark Souls 2 PC release date still in doubt

The release of Dark Souls 2 is only a month or so away, if, that is, you’re a console owner.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Feb 2014 | 10

Dark Souls 2’s Teen ESRB rating isn’t cause for alarm

Over the weekend, various sites noticed that Dark Souls II has been given a “T for Teen” rating (minor spoilers at that link) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB.) That’s the videogame classification body in the US, the equivalent of Europe’s Pan European Game Information (PEGI) group.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Feb 2014 | 7

Dark Souls 2 combat encounters shown in this 8 minute video

It’s hard to say whether this video is officially sanctioned, or another compilation of leaked Dark Souls 2 footage from the ongoing Ps3-based network tests.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Dark Souls 2 to include six player-designed shields

Last year, Namco Bandai ran a competition for players to design shields that would be incorporated into Dark Souls 2.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition pretty much sold out

Warning to anyone still wanting to pick up the Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition: Namco Bandai have informed us that it’s pretty much out of stock, so if you still want to get a pre-order in, you’ll have to hunt around and have a lot of luck.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 site translation sheds grossly incandescent light on things

Namco Bandai added a whole load of new stuff to the Japanese language Dark Souls 2 site recently, but that’s not entirely useful for those of us not blessed with the skill to read Japanese.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | 3

Dark Souls 2 screens introduce new characters, monsters, and locations

Namco Bandai have just sneaked out of the shadows and lobbed a load of new screenshots and artwork for Dark Souls 2 at us.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Jan 2014 | 1

First two pages of Dark Souls 2: Into the Light comic released

In honour of the impending release of Dark Souls 2, Namco Bandai have commissioned a comic – titled Into the Light – with two pages being released for free every week until its console launch on 14 March.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 developed “on PC from the beginning,” says FromSoft producer

Over at Edge they have an interesting interview with Dark Souls 2 producer Takeshi Miyazoe, who talks a little bit about the rush to finish the PC port of the original and how this situation shouldn’t occur for the sequel.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2013 | 2

New Dark Souls 2 screenshots hint at the game’s covenants

Namco Bandai have released a load of new screenshots for Dark Souls 2, a fair few of which focus on the game’s Covenants.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Try grabbing with both hands: Dark Souls 2 pre-order bonuses detailed

It may just be me, but it’s a little sad to see the commercial tendrils forming around Dark Souls II now that the original game is accepted as a classic of its kind.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst Review

Let’s do a quick word association thing. I’m going to type out a few words, and we’ll see how you respond.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Nov 2013 | 5

New Dark Souls 2 screens up the Halloween tension

If there’s one game which is entirely appropriate for Halloween without necessarily being a flat-out horror game, it’s Dark Souls.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Oct 2013 | 1

Try plunging attack: Dark Souls 2 pumpkin carving competition begins

If you fancy yourself a dab hand at both Dark Souls and pumpkin carving, this one’s for you: Namco Bandai has opened up a competition for the carving of Dark Souls 2-themed pumpkins.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Pac-Man’s back, man: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures dated for UK

Namco Bandai have announced that Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures will be hitting the UK on 7 March.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Oct 2013 | Comments Off