New Dark Souls Video, Release Date Set

6/3/2011 at 12:54 PM

The new Dark Souls trailer is out, and it is awesome.  Dark and foreboding hopelessness permeates the entire two minutes of soul crushing footage.  Opera singers do their best to let you know just how epic this game is going to be.  Giant demons stomp their way through the video, while expansive vistas fill the horizons.  This "spiritual successor" (or rebranded sequel) to Demon's Souls now has a "massive, seemless, overworld design."  This should mean: if you can see it, you can get to it.  If that's true, you're going to need a parachute right around the one minute mark. I don't know about you, but for some reason this whole trailer makes me feel like Count Rugen. 

The cooperative summoning system from Demon's Souls is back.  Dark Souls will reportedly have more "variations" of co-op play.  This is one of my most anticipated games of E3, so I'm hoping to see just what these variations are.  Dark Souls is set for an October 4th release, which is a heck of a coincidence, considering the Demon's Souls severs are scheduled to go offline that same month.  Dark Souls will be available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will support 3 player online co-op.