The sequel to Demon’s Souls is now available for Xbox 360 and PS3, just in time for gamers to get their spook on in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Here’s the thing, though: Namco Bandai warns gamers that they should “prepare to die, frequently and violently,” in the Dark Souls game. We’re betting they’re just using the spooky metaphor rather than indicating anything specific about the game’s difficulty.
Dark Souls is an open-world action RPG highlighted by tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters. Developed by FromSoftware, the game’s intertwined world is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, plus the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. An online in Dark Souls allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the Northern Realms to save the land from darkness.