Dark Souls 2 launch trailer tells it like it is

Dark Souls 2“You will die.  That much is certain.”  Those are the first words you hear in the launch trailer for Dark Souls 2, and truer words have never been spoken.  The sequel to one of the most talked about RPGs of the last console generation is about to released, and the launch trailer serves as an invitation and a warning to all those contemplating a purchase.  Read on to see it for yourself.

It’s no secret that Dark Souls 2 will be a hard game.  It’s predecessor, Dark Souls, has become legendary for its maddening and/or thrilling levels of difficulty.  Some gamers, God help them, seemed to actually enjoy the game’s brutal learning curve, relishing in their protagonist’s innumerable deaths.  Hey, who am I to judge?  I know the strange effect games can have on people.  I’ve written fan fiction.  Anyway, Dark Souls’ difficulty even became a selling point of sorts, with the game’s special re-release on PC in 2012 being titled the “Prepare to Die” Edition.  Now, Publisher Namco Bandai has put out a trailer that hypes the game’s toughness while showing off some spectacular gameplay footage.  All to the tune of… Jethro Tull?  Sweet.  Check it out below.

“In the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath, runs the all-time loser, headlong to his death.” Duuuude… it’s almost, like… they wrote the song for the game, man. They musta like… astral projected into the future, and… and… wait, what were we talking about?  Oh, right.  Dark Souls will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 11th in North America, March 13th in Japan, and March 14th pretty much everywhere else.  A PC version of the game will be released on April 25th.


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