Dark Souls 2’s box art is about as morbidly bleak as you’d expect from a game that thinks constantly coaxing you into unexpected death-traps is entertainment. The cover – which popped up on All Games Beta earlier today – depicts a sword-wielding warrior with his back turned. We’re going to assume that he wasn’t in the mood for posing when the image was captured, probably because he’d lost his souls several times already.

Japanese developer From Software released the first footage of the hotly anticipated sequel earlier in the week, demonstrating some new gameplay mechanics and plenty of deaths. There’s still no word on a release date just yet, which means that your happiness should be intact for the time being.

[via allgamesbeta.com]