GREAT CHALLENGES AWAIT THE IRON-WILLED IN DARK SOULS™ II
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
"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™,
Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE
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