Dark Souls II is set for release in March 2014. Publisher Namco Bandai confirmed the launch window to Eurogamer after it appeared on a banner advert for the From Software developed game photographed outside the LA Convention Centre, where next week's E3 will take place. The title is currently slated for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with no Xbox One or PS4 editions announced.

First revealed in December 2012, the action RPG sequel will feature a new hero, a fresh storyline and an “unfamiliar world” for players to survive in, plus a revamped server-based multiplayer component that promises to “put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing and sharing with others”. In April, one of the series’ new directors largely allayed early concerns we had that the game might shift away from the unrelenting challenges that were the hallmark of the original, which has sold more than 2.3 million copies. Read everything we know about Dark Souls II.


  • Clovin64 - June 4, 2013 2:44 a.m.

    Right, so I've got till March to finish the previous one. Back to Blighttown then...
  • PatHan-bHai - June 3, 2013 1:09 p.m.

    Why does this picture look like as it was taken in Stealth Mode or something?
  • JMarsella09 - June 3, 2013 12:35 p.m.

  • winner2 - June 3, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Woooooh! Wooooooooh!
  • ObliqueZombie - June 3, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    That is waaaayyy too far away.
  • g1rldraco7 - June 3, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    I wonder what they are up to with this?
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - June 3, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    My hope is that this launch date potentially means a next-gen release in addition to current.
  • g1rldraco7 - June 3, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    So it's a plan to sell more PS4's and Xbones? It's evil scientists at work here, I just want to see a something of DarkSiders 3.
  • BladedFalcon - June 3, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    March? Hm, that's not the usual window for the Souls games, then again, I guess they'd want to release it as soon as possible since it's for current gen consoles. I'm excited but still apprehensive at this game, mainly because of Namco's approach. The change of directors is one thing, but their announced more aggressive marketing campaign and spending of money makes me fear that even if it turns out better than ever and sells well, it might still end up being another Tomb Raider >_>;
  • Sy87 - June 3, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    Man now your freaking me out. Does seem the bigger a game becomes or gets advertised the lower standards it gets. They did say they wanted it more accessible. Hopefully it's still has the you suck and will die gameplay.

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