For those of you who thought The Witcher 2 was hard, comes a new, even more challenging RPG experience. Dark Souls is being developed by From Software (Armored Core, Tenchu) and published by Namco Bandai. The game’s predecessor, Demon’s Souls was notorious for its insane difficulty level. Now they say the new one is even worse. According to 1UP, the game’s producer Daisuke Uchiyama died 264 times while showcasing Dark Souls demo at GamesCom.
In the world of demons, the main character fights to reclaim his soul. Expect exploration of exotic locations in search of keys and loot, and plenty of running away from monsters. Dark Souls offers both cooperative and versus multiplayer modes. It will feature a system which allows players to leave each other messages, signposting difficult enemy encounters and traps. You will be able to watch other players die to figure out the best way to proceed. By the sound of it, every bit of help will be appreciated.
Dark Souls will be a PS3 exclusive in Japan. But the American and European Xbox 360 versions will get a release on the same day as the PS3. What can we say… The game sounds interesting and looks beautiful. For some reason it reminds me of Vagrant Story on PlayStation. Must be the gothic visuals and ‘one critical hit and you’re dead’ combat. Prepare to fight demons from October 7, 2011.