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Dark Souls 2 screens are a little shy
Okay, so maybe we wanted to believe that there are adult Shy Guys in Dark Souls 2. At least, that's what we thought when viewing the announcement trailer during the 2012 VGAs a few nights ago. That's our mistake, but when you look at these screens from said trailer, can you really blame us?

Not much is known about Dark Souls 2, besides From Software's unswerving commitment to making the game incredibly difficult. We can say with certainty that Shy Guys first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2. Dark Souls 2 has the number two in it as well. "Shy Guy" is also two words. None of that is a coincidence, right? %Gallery-172917%
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FromSoftware Throws Down the Gauntlet to Gamers Seeking Unparalleled
Adventure and Hard Fought Glory, Coming to PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC

PARIS, FRANCE – December 8, 2012 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO

BANDAI Games Europe today announced that the critically acclaimed Dark Souls saga marches

forward with Dark Souls™ II, currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan, for

PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC. Dark Souls II will continue a legacy of presenting its passionate

fans with the kind of unrelenting challenges that have become a hallmark of the series, while

presenting devilish new obstacles for players to overcome.

Built upon the foundation established by Souls series creator and Dark Souls II Supervisor, Hidetaka

Miyazaki, with development helmed by FromSoftware Director Tomohiro Shibuya, Dark Souls II will

feature a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in, while delivering

the uncompromising challenge and ultimate sense of empowerment that players hunger for. Epic

battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse and

conquer a devastated world filled with death and despair. Players will also discover a revamped server

based multiplayer experience that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing and

sharing with others. For those with enough tenacity and sheer force of will, great rewards await.

"There are few games that are as rewarding for players as the Dark Souls series, and Dark Souls

II will give every player that steps up to take the challenge a feeling of empowerment that they will

never forget," said Olivier Comte, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution at NAMCO

BANDAI Games Europe. "The game doesn't accept compromise, and neither do the brilliant people

at FromSoftware who will test their own tenacity as well as that of gamers in delivering us another

gaming landmark."

"This new chapter in the Dark Souls saga presents opportunities for us to drive innovation in

gameplay design, develop an entirely new story, and expand the scope of the world in which the

player interacts with the game. We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order

to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series," says Tomohiro Shibuya, FromSoftware

Director on Dark Souls II. "The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an

experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay.

Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new

players to join our dark journey."

More details surrounding Dark Souls II will become available in the months leading to its release.

Begin your Dark Souls II journey at www.DarkSoulsII.com or join the Dark Souls II conversation on

Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DARKSOULS.


About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and
developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing
and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is
known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™,
RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at
www.namcobandaigames.eu or

DARK SOULS™Ⅱ & ©2012 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. ©2011-2012 FromSoftware, Inc.

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