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News Dark Souls II's Weapon Degradation Bug to be Quashed
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is already darn well hard enough on the PlayStation 4, but a weapon degradation bug makes it even more impenetrable. For those out of the loop, here's why From Software's quality assurance team is currently hanging its head in shame: gear degrades based on frames, and because the studio's...
News Prepare to Die in 1080p at 60FPS with Dark Souls II on PS4
Back from the dead
Not too long ago, we asked you if there were any more games that you'd like to see remastered on the PlayStation 4, and quite a few of you said that with the right technical upgrades, you'd love to see a bunch of titles make the next-gen jump. You lot will be happy to know, then, that Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is...
News What Actually Comes with Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4, PS3?
While Street Fighter IV may hold the championship belt for confusing re-releases, the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 update Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin seems like a strong contender. If your head is spinning pondering whether you should upgrade, however, don't worry, as we have you covered in a handy guide...
News Dark Souls II Will Deploy Anew on PS4 and PS3 with a Plethora of Content
Break out the Estus Flasks
Although the masochistic action RPG may not appeal to all, Dark Souls II was a commendable success met with critical acclaim earlier this year, and we were among those who adored its rewarding yet tough gameplay and immersive world. There were some graphical and performance issues on the PlayStation 3 version, though, and...
News Yes, Dark Souls II Is Getting DLC, and Yes, You Are Probably Going to Die a Lot
It does look gorgeous, though
If trudging all the way through Dark Souls II wasn't enough pain for you, and you feel the burning desire to indulge in yet more masochistic torture, never fear, as new details have emerged regarding From Software's plans for the title's DLC. Most notably, the developer released a slew of screenshots for the first part...
Video Dark Souls II - A Gentleman's Guide to Co-Operative Etiquette
For immediate release
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News Brace Yourself for This Dark Souls II Launch Trailer
The curse of the dark
"Your flesh will decay. Your mind will fade. But you won't ever die." These wise words of wisdom are offered in the latest Dark Souls II trailer. While the first two afflictions may haunt you after a five hour session with the unforgiving sequel, though, we can't guarantee the latter. Still, if you weren't eager to lay your...
Review Dark Souls II (PlayStation 3)
As a cursed individual banished to Drangleic, it’s your goal to collect the requisite souls required to prevent yourself from becoming a hollow while learning about the mysteries that surround you. This may be a sequel to Dark Souls, but it exists very much in a realm of its own, and doesn’t rely too heavily on the series’...
Round Up Prepare to Die Reading These Dark Souls II Reviews
It’s times like these when that stash of spare DualShock 3s may come in handy. Bandai Namco is preparing to release sinister sequel Dark Souls II into the wild this week, and that means that a handful of media outlets have already worked their way through the controller snappingly challenging campaign. Our poor Nathan Michalik is...
Weirdness Dark Souls II Goes Retro in 80s Style Tribute
Rise from the dead
Some fan tributes are truly inspired, but we're not sure what invoked this blast from the past. The fiendishly difficult Dark Souls II has received an 80s action makeover with a cheesy trailer to boot. Our undead hero follows in the footsteps of former action icons like Rambo, as he battles against the hordes of evil. With...
Hands On A Fresh Spawn's Journey Through the First Few Hours of Dark Souls II
The Souls series is not for the faint-hearted. Constant deaths, insane difficulty spikes, and an ever present sense of doom are just a handful of reasons behind the brand’s success among a growing niche of brave gamers. Somehow, developer From Software has managed to make its once masochistic franchise a bit of a blockbuster, and with...
News Lose Your Humanity with This New Dark Souls 2 Trailer
Prepare to die
For the uninitiated, Dark Souls is a role playing adventure series so devilish in design and fiendish in difficulty that it can only be properly appreciated by masochists. The next game in the rage-inducing franchise, set to release in March, features a larger overworld and a slightly rejigged combat syste
News Dark Souls Defeated In Under Ninety Minutes By Subhuman Masochist
We've never understood the fascination with speed-runs
Apparently the draw is all about pushing a game beyond its defined boundaries. That's all well and good for a game like Super Mario 64, but when you're talking about Dark Souls — notably one of the most challenging games ever released — you're clearly clinically insane. Embedded after the...
News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 12 Displaced, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Stumbles
For the first time in many years, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 has not debuted at the top of the UK sales charts
Far from it in fact, the game only managed to scrape into fifth position during its debut week, a disappointing entry considering Konami's significantly stepped up its game this year. FIFA 12 couldn't hold onto the top-spot this...
News UK Sales Chart: FIFA 12 Holds Onto Top Spot, RAGE & Dark Souls Debut
We told you FIFA 12 would hold onto the top of the UK sales charts for a good number of weeks
Not even an onslaught of new releases — RAGE and Dark Souls no less — could push the soccer sim from its perch, with both titles finishing second and third respectively. Elsewhere, there was room for Resistance 3 to re-emerge in the top-ten, while usual...
News Japan Sales Charts: PlayStation Software Dominates
PlayStation software took slots in four of the top five selling Japanese games this week, with PSP title Legend Of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki taking the top-spot
It was followed by Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends on PS3 and last week's front-runner Dark Souls. Sadly hardware was down across the board, with PS3 filling the second spot at 30k and PSP just...
News PlayStation Access Roadshow Heads To Manchester, Kicks Off UK FIFA Interactive World Cup
See you there?
Sony's announced that it will be holding the first round of the FIFA Interactive World Cup at a PlayStation Access event in Manchester this week. Players will get the opportunity to compete from Thursday through Saturday in addition to getting their hands on a bunch of other unreleased PS3 games. Games outside of FIFA 12 include...
News Japanese Sales Charts: Dark Souls, ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus HD Roar To The Top
Dark Souls topped the Japanese sales charts this week, shifting a monstrous 279,567 copies
We're starting to wonder if Sony regrets not pushing Demon's Souls harder worldwide now, with success pretty much guaranteed in the West too. Sony's ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection had a similarly strong opening, scooping up the second, 14th and...
News From Software Preparing Patch For Dark Souls On PS3
From Software has announced it's preparing a patch to fix online issues in the Japanese version of Dark Souls
A number of Japanese players have been reporting freezing issues since the game's release yesterday. From Software said it has isolated the issue and will release a patch in the coming days. Until then, From has suspended the online...
News Dark Souls Players To Get Punished For Playing Early
This is great
According to Japanese blog Esuteru, those picking up illegitimate pre-release copies of Dark Souls are set to get punished by overpowered, maximum level Black Phantoms which developer From Software is dropping into the game-world. The irony is whether players will even notice the retribution. After all, those picking up the sequel to...
News TGS 11: Namco Releases Prologue For Dark Souls
Is the masochist inside of you still burning strongly? Thought it might be
Then you're probably excited for Dark Souls right? Catch the prologue after the jump.
News There's Still Chance To Grab Some Tickets For PlayStation Access In Birmingham
If you're near Birmingham and fancy playing some PlayStation 3 titles before they launch, Sony's sent us a reminder to let you know that tickets are still available for the event over the weekend
The free show includes hands-on time with upcoming titles such as Resistance 3, The Team ICO Collection, LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack and Medieval Moves:...
GamesCom 2011 Latest Dark Souls Trailer Reveals Huge Bosses
We'd be excited for Dark Souls if we knew we had the patience to play it
Seriously, From Software's GamesCom trailer is super-exciting, showcasing enormous monsters and a visceral brutality that's unmatched by any other game (outside of maybe God Of War). But then we think back to our time with Demon's Souls and we totally get put off. Indeed, this...
News Dark Souls Collector's Edition Is Your Incentive For Preordering
Hats off to Namco Bandai for doing this whole "we'll-reward-you-for-preordering-our-game" malarkey right
Instead of offloading GameStop with a bunch of download codes for a new piece of ankle armour, Namco Bandai's upgrading all preorders for the upcoming Dark Souls to the collector's edition. Indeed, instead of charging $100 for additional crap...
News Latest Dark Souls Trailer Confirms October Release Date
Namco Bandai's released a new trailer for Dark Souls -- the spiritual successor to PlayStation 3 cult-hit Demon's Souls
The teaser trailer shows very much more of the same, including gigantic bosses, infuriating deaths and that horrible medieval art aesthetic that people genuinely seem to like. [Puts on flame retardant jacket - Ed]. Namco Bandai's...
News Just To Confirm: Dark Souls Is Basically Demon's Souls In Everything But Name
Ok, are we wrong for thinking things are getting a little shady here? Maybe the Sony Defence Force inside of us is taking over, but From Software's Dark Souls just looks
.. shady. When people said "it's the spiritual successor Demon's Souls", we were like, "alright, cool, it won't be exactly the same". But it is. In fact the only...