Dark Souls 2 – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Dark Souls II Box Art
Publisher
Bandai Namco Games, JP: From Software
Developer
From Software
Platforms
PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
Release Date
PS3 and Xbox 360: March 11, 2014; PC: April 24, 2014; PS4 and Xbox One: April 7, 2015
Genre
Role Playing

Game Overview:

Dark Souls II is an action RPG developed by From Software, and the sequel to the seminal Dark Souls, and the third game overall in the unofficial Soulsborne series.

Dark Souls II shares no narrative connections with its predecessor, but shares the same design philosophy of Metroidvania level design, challenging boss fights, and tough enemy encounters.

Latest Updates For Dark Souls II

30 Locations In FromSoftware Games Where We All Got Stuck

30 Locations In FromSoftware Games Where We All Got Stuck

Hard to narrow it down to just thirty.

Dark Souls Trilogy’s Soundtracks Added To Spotify

Dark Souls Trilogy’s Soundtracks Added To Spotify

Prepare your playlists to die.

From Software Suggests It Will Return to Dark Souls Eventually

From Software Suggests It Will Return to Dark Souls Eventually

Dark Souls will return, From Software suggests.

PS Plus Games for February Reportedly Leaked, Include Dark Souls 2 and Far Cry 4

PS Plus Games for February Reportedly Leaked, Include Dark Souls 2 and Far Cry 4

This might be PS Plus' best month yet.

Dark Souls II Weapon Durability Bug Fix Released on PC

Dark Souls II Weapon Durability Bug Fix Released on PC

A patch for the console versions will follow later.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Review – This Game is Anything But Hollow

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Review – This Game is Anything But Hollow

If committing the First Sin is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Xenoverse Both Sell 2.5 Million Units Worldwide

Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Xenoverse Both Sell 2.5 Million Units Worldwide

Great sales for great games.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PS4 Tops Media Create Charts

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PS4 Tops Media Create Charts

The remaster witnesses decent sales in its first week.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Visual Analysis – PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Visual Analysis – PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. PC

Are engine improvements and DirectX 11 support worth revisiting this punishing RPG for?

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Launch Trailer Announces a New Darkness

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Launch Trailer Announces a New Darkness

The unforgiving action RPG finally comes to PS4 and Xbox One.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PC Upgrade Options Revealed

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PC Upgrade Options Revealed

Own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and want the new update? Here's how you can get it.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Adds New Ending and Final Boss

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Adds New Ending and Final Boss

Spoilers await but it's a worthy change to the usual.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Runs at 60 FPS/1080p, Changes Revealed
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer Debuts

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer Debuts

The free update arrives on February 5th.

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Brings Series to Xbox One and PS4

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin Brings Series to Xbox One and PS4

Get to praise the sun in 2015 on current gen.

Here’s A New Trailer For Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King
Dark Souls 2: Crown Of The Ivory King DLC Launches Today

Dark Souls 2: Crown Of The Ivory King DLC Launches Today

Time to die all over again.

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC Arrives for PSN, Xbox Live and Steam

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King DLC Arrives for PSN, Xbox Live and Steam

Explore a new deadly tower and fight fearsome foes.

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King Preceded by New Patch

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King Preceded by New Patch

From Software's fixes several bugs and issues before the first DLC.

Is Dark Souls II Coming to PS4 and Xbox One?

Is Dark Souls II Coming to PS4 and Xbox One?

UK retailer Tesco certainly seems to believe so.

Top 15 Dark Souls 2 PC Mods

Top 15 Dark Souls 2 PC Mods

Make the already amazing looking game even more beautiful.

Dark Souls II: The Lost Crowns Trilogy Announced, Features 3 New DLC Chapters

Dark Souls II: The Lost Crowns Trilogy Announced, Features 3 New DLC Chapters

Prepare to die some more starting this Summer.

Dark Souls 2 Visual Analysis: PC vs. PS3 vs. Xbox 360

Dark Souls 2 Visual Analysis: PC vs. PS3 vs. Xbox 360

From Software with another behemoth, leaving an itty-bitty more destruction desired.

Namco Bandai Posts £145 Million Profit, Dark Souls 2 Ships 1.2 Million Units

Namco Bandai Posts £145 Million Profit, Dark Souls 2 Ships 1.2 Million Units

Profits down by 22.6 percent from last year but sales are up.

Kadokawa Acquires Dark Souls Developers From Software

Kadokawa Acquires Dark Souls Developers From Software

Japanese media conglomerate now owns one of the best developers in the industry.

Dark Souls 2 PC Launch Trailer Released, Now Available for Digital Download

Dark Souls 2 PC Launch Trailer Released, Now Available for Digital Download

Still faces issues though.

Dark Souls 2 Now Available Digitally for PC, Faces Issues

Dark Souls 2 Now Available Digitally for PC, Faces Issues

From Software's PC version is in trouble out of the gate.

March 2014 NPD: Titanfall Tops Sales Charts, PS4 Still Best Selling Console in US

March 2014 NPD: Titanfall Tops Sales Charts, PS4 Still Best Selling Console in US

Total industry sales came to $1.03 billion, despite a 28 percent decrease in software sales.

Dark Souls 2 PC Retail Version Delayed in UK

Dark Souls 2 PC Retail Version Delayed in UK

Retail version in UK delayed till May 2nd.

Here’s What Dark Souls II v1.03 Brings to the Table

Here’s What Dark Souls II v1.03 Brings to the Table

Full patch notes released.

These Are Dark Souls II’s PC Graphics Options

These Are Dark Souls II’s PC Graphics Options

Thank you, random Reddit user!

Dark Souls 2 Mega Guide: Armor, Weapons, Spells, Soul Farming, Rings, Estus Shard

Dark Souls 2 Mega Guide: Armor, Weapons, Spells, Soul Farming, Rings, Estus Shard

A complete guide for Dark Souls 2.

From Software Explains Dark Souls 2 Graphical Downgrade

From Software Explains Dark Souls 2 Graphical Downgrade

"Balancing" issues.

Media Create Software Charts: Dark Souls 2 PS3 Rules in Japan

Media Create Software Charts: Dark Souls 2 PS3 Rules in Japan

From Software's sequel ships +250,000 units in three days.

EU PS Store- Dark Souls 2 Headlines Games List

EU PS Store- Dark Souls 2 Headlines Games List

Walking Dead Season 2: Episode 2 also highlighted.

Dark Souls 2 Now Available in North America

Dark Souls 2 Now Available in North America

Prepare to die yet again.

Dark Souls 2 Review

Dark Souls 2 Review

More of the same, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

Dark Souls 2 Minimum and Recommended PC Requirements Revealed

Dark Souls 2 Minimum and Recommended PC Requirements Revealed

Recommended requirements include 4 GB RAM, 8 GB HDD space and a Core i3.

Namco Bandai Announces Dark Souls 2 PC Release Date

Namco Bandai Announces Dark Souls 2 PC Release Date

With extra bonuses for those who pre-order it.

Dark Souls 2 Pre-Orders 50 Percent Higher Than Original

Dark Souls 2 Pre-Orders 50 Percent Higher Than Original

Namco Bandai to spend $1 million on marketing.

Dark Souls 2 “Hollow Lullaby” Trailer Isn’t About Death (It Actually Is)

Dark Souls 2 “Hollow Lullaby” Trailer Isn’t About Death (It Actually Is)

Something something learning from death.

Miyazoe Wants Dark Souls 2 To Be Less Frustrating And Confusing

Miyazoe Wants Dark Souls 2 To Be Less Frustrating And Confusing

"We’re definitely aiming to reduce some of the frustration of not knowing and of being confused because things aren’t clear."

Dark Souls PC Version Was Rushed And Problems Were Expected, Says Producer

Dark Souls PC Version Was Rushed And Problems Were Expected, Says Producer

"For Dark Souls 2, we don't even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game"

Dark Souls II Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Dark Souls II Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Everything you need to know about Dark Souls II.

Nine Minutes of New Dark Souls II Footage Show Your Character In Relentless Combat

Nine Minutes of New Dark Souls II Footage Show Your Character In Relentless Combat

Dark Souls II looks like it will kick your ass as much as the first game did.

Prepare to Die in This New Dark Souls II Trailer

Prepare to Die in This New Dark Souls II Trailer

Three minutes of hardcore gaming bliss.

Dark Souls 2 Xbox 360 Achievements Revealed

Dark Souls 2 Xbox 360 Achievements Revealed

Prepare to die again.

“No Thought Put Into” Dark Souls 2 on Next Gen Consoles Yet

“No Thought Put Into” Dark Souls 2 on Next Gen Consoles Yet

Development currently seems focused on current gen consoles.

Dark Souls 2: New Trailer Will Leave You “Cursed”

Dark Souls 2: New Trailer Will Leave You “Cursed”

Cursed to smithereens.

Dark Souls Won’t be On Mobiles Due to Control Changes

Dark Souls Won’t be On Mobiles Due to Control Changes

From Software isn't opposed to the idea though.

There is No DLC Planned For Dark Souls II

There is No DLC Planned For Dark Souls II

Rejoice, for From is not selling out yet.

Dark Souls II ‘Into the Light’ Comic Revealed

Dark Souls II ‘Into the Light’ Comic Revealed

A nice little add on for the hardcore fans.

15 Action Adventure Games To Look Forward To In 2014

15 Action Adventure Games To Look Forward To In 2014

2014 has some great action adventure titles coming and we can't wait for the new year to roll around.

Dark Souls 2 New Screenshots and Details Revealed About Covenants

Dark Souls 2 New Screenshots and Details Revealed About Covenants

Praise the sun again.

15 RPGs To Look Forward To In 2014

15 RPGs To Look Forward To In 2014

With a new year comes a new set of RPG games to cut your teeth on.

Brand New Collectibles Announced for Dark Souls II Pre-Orders in UK

Brand New Collectibles Announced for Dark Souls II Pre-Orders in UK

Dark Souls II getting special collectibles in UK.

New Screenshots released For Dark Souls 2

New Screenshots released For Dark Souls 2

Things are looking good despite the setbacks.

Dark Souls 2 American Beta Has Been Rescheduled

Dark Souls 2 American Beta Has Been Rescheduled

More issues with Dark Souls 2

Dark Souls 2 Director: “Essence of Dark Souls is Upsetting Expectations”

Dark Souls 2 Director: “Essence of Dark Souls is Upsetting Expectations”

Director Yui Tanimura talks about designing to encourage poor decisions.

The Big Goodbye: 10 Best New IPs of the Seventh Generation

The Big Goodbye: 10 Best New IPs of the Seventh Generation

We say good bye to this long but an amazing current generation of gaming by listing games that made an impact.

Namco Bandai Announce Comic Book for Dark Souls II

Namco Bandai Announce Comic Book for Dark Souls II

Highly anticipated sequel to From Software's breakout hit is getting an exclusive comic book to expand the lore.

New Dark Souls 2 North American Beta Details Revealed

New Dark Souls 2 North American Beta Details Revealed

No registration required for beta players.

Dark Souls II Beta Footage Emerges: Team Tactics and Skill Systems Showcased

Dark Souls II Beta Footage Emerges: Team Tactics and Skill Systems Showcased

A first look at the Dark Souls II beta

Dark Souls 2 Release Date Announced, New Trailer and Screenshots Revealed
Dark Souls 2 “Still Being Balanced”, Will Have Boss Battles Part-way Through Stages

Dark Souls 2 “Still Being Balanced”, Will Have Boss Battles Part-way Through Stages

You can also revisit areas for boss battles.

Pay Enough Attention And You Can Defeat Dark Souls 2 Bosses Early On

Pay Enough Attention And You Can Defeat Dark Souls 2 Bosses Early On

"You won’t have to start from one venue, go through to the end, beat the boss and then start from a new venue."

Dark Souls 2 Beta Registration Now Open on PSN Europe

Dark Souls 2 Beta Registration Now Open on PSN Europe

The first round begins on October 12th.

Dark Souls II — Extended Forging A Hero Trailer

Dark Souls II — Extended Forging A Hero Trailer

A real look inside the blacksmith's forge

The First Look At Dark Souls 2 PVP

The First Look At Dark Souls 2 PVP

The first quick look at the Dark Souls 2 PVP

F1 2013, Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Elder Scrolls Online and Dark Souls 2 Screenshots From Gamescom

F1 2013, Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Elder Scrolls Online and Dark Souls 2 Screenshots From Gamescom

Check out the latest screenshots from upcoming blockbusters.

Dark Souls II – Forging A Hero Teaser Trailer

Dark Souls II – Forging A Hero Teaser Trailer

A quick taste of the upcoming Dark Souls II.

Could Fan Favorite Series Dark Souls Make It As An Isometric 2D Game?

Could Fan Favorite Series Dark Souls Make It As An Isometric 2D Game?

Kotaku Dayshot sparks passionate fans response

Dark Souls 2 Director: Destructible Environments Reveal Hidden Paths, Co-Op “More Comfortable”
Dark Souls 2: New Details from SDCC Indicate Changes

Dark Souls 2: New Details from SDCC Indicate Changes

The targeting system and lack of invincibility frames are a few of them.

Overkill Developer Tried To Make ‘Dark Souls Type Heist Game’ With Payday 2

Overkill Developer Tried To Make ‘Dark Souls Type Heist Game’ With Payday 2

'The exciting thing about heist games is the potential for failure.'

Payday 2 Developer: “We’ve Made the Dark Souls of Heist Games”

Payday 2 Developer: “We’ve Made the Dark Souls of Heist Games”

The upcoming heist-based

Dark Souls II Gameplay Videos Arrive: Praise the Warrior, Sorcerer, Temple Knight and Dual Swordsman

Dark Souls II Gameplay Videos Arrive: Praise the Warrior, Sorcerer, Temple Knight and Dual Swordsman

And the sun, if you have enough praise left.

Dark Souls II Creator Assures Fans New Game Won’t Be Dumbed Down

Dark Souls II Creator Assures Fans New Game Won’t Be Dumbed Down

Sequel won't be a dumbed down experience, we are assured.

Dark Souls 2 Releases March 2014

Dark Souls 2 Releases March 2014

Release date for eagerly awaited RPG revealed.

Xbox One E3 2013 Live Coverage Trailer Features Morgan Webb, Dark Souls II and More

Xbox One E3 2013 Live Coverage Trailer Features Morgan Webb, Dark Souls II and More

Microsoft gears up for E3 2013.

Dark Souls: Design Works Art Book Announced

Dark Souls: Design Works Art Book Announced

Preview images inside

Dark Souls II Confirmed for March 2014 Launch

Dark Souls II Confirmed for March 2014 Launch

Dark Souls II Release date revealed via E3 Banner

Dark Souls 2 is a Massive Triple-A Title – According to Namco

Dark Souls 2 is a Massive Triple-A Title – According to Namco

Dark Souls 2 will be massive

Dark Souls II Engine is Completely New, Currently Not Planned for Xbox 720/PS4

Dark Souls II Engine is Completely New, Currently Not Planned for Xbox 720/PS4

No elements from its predecessor are present.

Dark Souls II: Will Breakout Success Prompt a Yearly Sequel Treatment?

Dark Souls II: Will Breakout Success Prompt a Yearly Sequel Treatment?

Looking at the yearly sequel formula in a different light.

Bioware is Confident About Dragon Age 3 – Not Worried About The Witcher 3, Dark Souls 2

Bioware is Confident About Dragon Age 3 – Not Worried About The Witcher 3, Dark Souls 2

Representative Blair Brown lays the smackdown on the official forums.

Dark Souls 2 Will Run At 60 FPS On The PC, Consoles Locked At 30 FPS
Dark Souls 2 Q&A: New Information on Combat, Theme and Graphics

Dark Souls 2 Q&A: New Information on Combat, Theme and Graphics

There's a lot to like and even more to love with From Software's sequel.

Dark Souls 2 Game Director: “No Intent on Making the Game Easier”

Dark Souls 2 Game Director: “No Intent on Making the Game Easier”

Good (or bad?) news for fans.

Dark Souls II Second Trailer: Poetry in Motion

Dark Souls II Second Trailer: Poetry in Motion

From Software has stepped it up a level with the sequel.

Dark Souls 2 Gameplay Screenshots Reveal Awe-Inspiring Settings, Vicious Monsters

Dark Souls 2 Gameplay Screenshots Reveal Awe-Inspiring Settings, Vicious Monsters

The devilish dungeon crawler returns and looks stunning.

Dark Souls 2 debut gameplay screenshots

Dark Souls 2 debut gameplay screenshots

Could have used a better screenshot for the in-game one.

Dark Souls II Update Coming on April 11th

Dark Souls II Update Coming on April 11th

GameTrailers is teasing an update for the game. Gameplay footage maybe?

Dark Souls 2: Tons of New Details Revealed

Dark Souls 2: Tons of New Details Revealed

Story, tutorial and much more.

Dark Souls 2 will be direct and accessible, not mysterious and subtle, says director
Dark Souls 2 Roughly 25% Finished, May Miss 2013 Release Date

Dark Souls 2 Roughly 25% Finished, May Miss 2013 Release Date

It seems we have to wait till 2014.

Dark Souls director doesn’t want his franchise to be milked

Dark Souls director doesn’t want his franchise to be milked

He mentions that the core formula will remain the same.

Dark Souls 2 Developer Photos May Hint at Returning Character

Dark Souls 2 Developer Photos May Hint at Returning Character

Sadly, not one of the good guys.

Dark Souls 2 To Have “Slightly Larger World” Than First, More Realistic Atmosphere

Dark Souls 2 To Have “Slightly Larger World” Than First, More Realistic Atmosphere

New director and old sit down to discuss their roles and their plans for the sequel.

PS3: Year In Review And A Look Ahead At 2013

PS3: Year In Review And A Look Ahead At 2013

Just how well did Sony's console perform this year?

Dark Souls 2 New Details Revealed: Brand New Engine, Game For Established Fans

Dark Souls 2 New Details Revealed: Brand New Engine, Game For Established Fans

That sounds really promising.

Dark Souls 2 artwork released, environments, weapons and characters displayed
Dark Souls 2 new details: Enhanced Engine, Photorealistic graphics

Dark Souls 2 new details: Enhanced Engine, Photorealistic graphics

VGA trailer wasn't in-game.

Dark Souls 2: Is ‘accessibility’ a word you should be wary of?

Dark Souls 2: Is ‘accessibility’ a word you should be wary of?

Sounds promising...

Dark Souls 2 will stay true to the core of the franchise, says former director

Dark Souls 2 will stay true to the core of the franchise, says former director

Well, we sure hope so.

Dark Souls 2 director on making game more accessible

Dark Souls 2 director on making game more accessible

"Making it more accessible to players is something that I want to express."

Dark Souls 2 Information Blowout By EDGE Reveals Emphasis on New Details, Systems and Accessibility

Dark Souls 2 Information Blowout By EDGE Reveals Emphasis on New Details, Systems and Accessibility

And hey, enemy types and server-based PvP. Can't go wrong with those.

Dark Souls 2 Wii U petition reaches 11,000 signatures

Dark Souls 2 Wii U petition reaches 11,000 signatures

Go on sign it yourself.

Dark Souls 2 to Release for Xbox 360, PC and PS3 in Japan

Dark Souls 2 to Release for Xbox 360, PC and PS3 in Japan

Unlike with it's predecessor, the dungeon crawler will be playable on Microsoft's console in Japan.

Dark Souls 2 “Will Be More Straightforward and Understandable”

Dark Souls 2 “Will Be More Straightforward and Understandable”

The new director speaks out on being "more direct than subtle".

Dark Souls 2 Will Have “An Entirely New Story”, “Twist” in Multiplayer

Dark Souls 2 Will Have “An Entirely New Story”, “Twist” in Multiplayer

New director Tomohiro Shibuya wants the game to be "fresh while not forsaking its roots."

VGAs 2012: Dark Souls 2 announced, praise the sun!

VGAs 2012: Dark Souls 2 announced, praise the sun!

Game of the forever announced already?

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