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VIDEO: Dark Souls II TV ad is… musical

Namco Bandai has released its TV and cinema ad for upcoming action RPG Dark Souls II. The one minute short is set to the recognisable track Where Is My Mind by Pixies. As you might expect, the live action trailer involves lots of death in the face of insurmountable odds. …

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How do you sell a ‘menace’ like Dark Souls II?

A game like Dark Souls has no right to be talked about in the same breath as Skyrim. An incredibly difficult Japanese RPG sounds as niche as it gets, yet Namco Bandai’s series has become a hit. The spiritual successor to PS3 favourite Demons Souls, Dark Souls launched in 2011 …

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Namco Bandai readies £1m Dark Souls II campaign

Namco Bandai is spending big to make Dark Souls II the next big RPG blockbuster. The publisher is splashing 1m on marketing the RPG, which is Namco’s biggest ever campaign. The title launches March 14th on PS3 and 360. Dark Souls II is the sequel to the 2011 cult hit, …

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From Software "has not put any thought" into next-gen Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II on PS4 and Xbox One seems unlikely. When asked about the possibility of porting the PC version of the RPG to next-gen consoles, co-director Yui Tanimura told Edge that the studio has not put any thought into this yet”. He also said of the decision to release …

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UK retailers offer exclusive Dark Souls II pre-order merchandise

Namco Bandai is rewarding consumers who pre-order Dark Souls II with a host of exclusive loot. The items, which range from t-shirts to comics and iPhone cases, are exclusive to individual retailers, so Dark Souls fans will have a bevvy of treats to choose from when placing their pre-order. These …

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Dark Souls II release date nailed down, collector’s editions detailed

Namco Bandai has confirmed the final release date for Dark Souls II. The From Software game will hit Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on March 14th 2014. The publisher has also detailed the two premium SKUs that will launch alongside the vanilla game on that date. The Dark Souls II …

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The seven games that defined 2012 in this week’s MCV

This week’s MCV isnow available to view online – and it boasts our huge review of the year where we discuss the seven games that defined 2012. We also analyse the November sales data, pick the 25 Gadgets to stock this Christmas and reveal the full state of the UK …

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