Dark Souls 2 Will Be More Approachable, New Directors Say

The RPG will still be quite challenging and is set to include new things

By Andrei Dobra on December 10th, 2012 14:07 GMT

The recently confirmed Dark Souls 2, the next chapter in the challenging role-playing game series from Japanese developer From Software, will be a more approachable experience, as there are two new directors helming the game who will just be supervised by the director of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

From Software made a name for itself by delivering some extremely challenging RPG experiences over the last few years, in the form of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, both helmed by Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Now, after confirming that Dark Souls 2 is currently in development, the studio has revealed to the latest issue of Edge magazine, via CVG, that there are two new directors behind the project, Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura, who will be supervised by Miyazaki.

According to the magazine, the co-directors want Dark Souls 2 to be more approachable by those who've yet to jump into the series.

Even so, the two directors are adamant that the new RPG will stay true to its roots and deliver some extremely challenging situations that require a lot of attention and dedication from players.

According to publisher Namco Bandai, Dark Souls 2 will deliver "the kind of unrelenting challenges that have become a hallmark of the series, while presenting devilish new obstacles for players to overcome."

The upcoming RPG, while sharing the same name with the previous Dark Souls, will deliver a variety of all-new experiences.

"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."

"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."

The multiplayer mode of the new game will also put a twist on the online modes seen in previous games, so it's going to be interesting to see how it's going to look when it appears for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Dark Souls 2 will still be challenging
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