Dark Souls, the ?spiritual successor? to 2009's surprise PS3 hit Demon's Souls, is being developed by From Software and picked up Namco Bandai as its North American publisher. Not only do we know this game is coming this year, but we found out at E3 2011 that the Dark Souls release date is October 4, 2011. This action-RPG with high character customization and modification features a combat system's that simple in principle, with a lock-on a targeting function and a number of combat options. The game's original premise is that you will harvest the souls of enemies, which can be used as currency to strengthen your character.
One of the major points of what made Demon's Souls so popular was it's intense difficulty level and steep learning curve that somehow remained enticing throughout and rewarded persistence and ingenuity from players. Brian Hong, Producer for developer From Software, has described his new title as being even more incredibly difficult, and has given Dark Souls a tagline of ?Prepare to Die.? It is safe to say that if you couldn't handle Demon's Souls, this one is not for you either.
Dark Souls promises a rich atmosphere and engaging story and a lot of dying and reloading your game. When the game does release in October, don't except it to be a PS3 exclusive like its predecessor. An Xbox 360 version of Dark Souls will be released in both North America and Europe at the same time as the PS3 version.