In a single interview, director Tomohiro Shibuya has managed to sour the initial excitement surrounding Dark Souls 2. Chatting with EDGE magazine, the newcomer – who’s taking the reins from previous director Hidetaka Miyazaki – revealed that he intends to make the sequel less obtuse. While that sounds like a good thing to us, Dark Souls fans are an unusual bunch.

In the snippet published by the British magazine, Miyazaki explained: “I personally am the sort of person who likes to be more direct than subtle. [Dark Souls 2] will be more straightforward and more understandable.” Cue massive online overreactions.

In truth, it’s hard to etch much meaning out of the quote without any additional information. All we know is that the hotly anticipated sequel looked suitably brutal in its debut trailer over the weekend. Would you welcome an easier Dark Souls, or is the mere prospect blasphemy as far as you’re concerned?

[via edge-online.com]