Do you want the good news or the bad news? Alright, we’ll start with the good: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. And the bad: Dark Souls 2 has been announced. The sequel made a surprise appearance during the Spike VGAs, sending masochists all over the globe into an uncontrollable frenzy. We were too busy thinking about Jessica Alba – who introduced the premiere – to pay much attention to the video, though.

Update: Just a little extra snippet to feed your brains before bed. Developer From Software has confirmed that Dark Souls 2 is a PlayStation 3 game – it's not next-gen. "Dark Souls 2 will offer loyal fans exactly the kind of demanding challenges and never-ending struggle that became the hallmark of this whole series," publisher Namco Bandai announced.

Update 2: We've added some screencaps from Dark Souls 2's trailer through here.