Namco Bandai has revealed exactly when it'll release Dark Souls, the next game to make you curse, cry, and glare at your cat like it's his fault you died. Yes, we know you do that.

From Software's Demon's Souls follow-up will officially hit North America on October 4, and Europe on October 7. Just in time for Halloween ... to pass you by as you chip away at the super-difficult RPG, completely alone except for your cat, to whom you'll have already apologized profusely. Before that happens, watch the new trailer (after the break) together!



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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES TO RELEASE DARK SOULSTM ON OCTOBER 7, 2011

Spiritual Successor to Critically Acclaimed Demon's Souls to Bring Death to the Northern Realms This Autumn




CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 3 June 2011 – Leading video game publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., today announced Dark Souls™ is releasing in Europe on October 7th and in North America on October 4th 2011 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A new action-role playing game (RPG) developed by FROMSOFTWARE, Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to 2009's critically acclaimed PlayStation®3 exclusive Demon's Souls - winner of GameSpot's "Overall Game of the Year" and "Best PS3 Game", and IGN's "Best RPG for PS3" awards.

Dark Souls is a brand new action role-playing game developed by acclaimed studio FROMSOFTWARE. Set in a rich, dark fantasy universe, Dark Souls features tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and ground-breaking online features which combine for a truly unique RPG experience. Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world design that encourages exploration and fosters adaptability. As players encounter terrifying enemies and discover new areas, the game's foundation of challenge and reward permeates the experience to provide an unparalleled sense of achievement.

The Dark Souls Limited Edition can be pre-ordered in-store at major games retailers and with online retailers including Game.co.uk, Play.com, HMV.com, Amazon.co.uk and Shopto.net for the same price as the standard edition. It will include a limited edition art book containing premium illustrations of characters and environments from the game, a mini-strategy guidebook, behind-the-scenes videos from the development studio detailing various stages of game concept, design and building, and the game's soundtrack for digital download. All of this will come packaged with the standard edition game.

Dark Souls will be available throughout Europe on October 7 and in North America on October 4,k 2011. For more information on the game please visit www.PrepareToDie.com and www.facebook.com/DarkSouls.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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