Dark Souls announcement on the way

Namco Bandai reveals announcement planned surrounding 2011's role-playing game, asks gamers to "Like" Facebook page to reveal info sooner.

Namco Bandai is planning an announcement surrounding last year's role-playing game Dark Souls, the company has announced on the title's Facebook page.

Unlike Dark Souls, "Liking" the game's Facebook page is easy.

A new update on the site reads, "An announcement is coming!" with the publisher asking fans to "Like" the Dark Souls page to reveal the information sooner rather than later.

In January, a source "close to the project" said developer From Software was "finishing up" Dark Souls downloadable content, with a release expected in the first quarter of the year.

Dark Souls was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in October 2011 to a glowing critical reception. It went on to ship more than 1.5 million units worldwide and was October's sixth-best-selling title.

Despite its success, a Dark Souls sequel is in question. In February, From Software creative director Hidetaka Miyazaki apologized for bugs in the game, further noting he's not sure if the studio will make another entry in the Dark Souls universe. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review.

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altjay88
altjay88

tbone19762008 hit the nail on the head. I was still happy with my metal case. but that was the only plus side. the artbook fell apart in my hands, there was NO binding just a gradeschool quality glue. at best. the downloads we got were worthless...the soundtrack...kinda lame, where was the bartholemew(sp) style music. and the map download...well it was neat to look at but offered no help whatsoever. I'll buy the DLC if i have to sure, but I agree that preordered edtions should be able to get it free. we did get screwed, they said anyone who preordered would get a collectors edition hardback guidebook, a month or so before release, they pulled that statement.

666Rich666
666Rich666

Make the damn announce already!!! I NEED MORE DANGER!!! lol... all bs aside I'm seriously looking forward to this DLC... Game of 2011... Game of the past 10 years... Praise the Sun...

tbone19762008
tbone19762008

if u pre-purchased the dark souls collectors edition it should be a free DLC... since they screwed us out of the game guide!!!!!

pai-may
pai-may

why has this become a console war thread lol. Sad. The dude on the vid however should really have done a refresher on the game before he talked about it because he sounds like he doesnt know what he's talking about. Awesome game on both platforms. And I've had and used one 360 for five years now, no dramas, not even a single game freeze.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 lol I can see I don't need to work on my insults it bothered you haha.

jasongm
jasongm

Hope its some cool DLC with a new story arc and new weapons, spells, shards and armor to get!

slainta
slainta

It's better be the announcement about the next game instalment. Then if it will be ported to PC I don't care, as long as From SW doesn't mess up the superior control system to fit with the idiotic mouse&keyboard. If the announcement will be only about a PC port for Dark Souls I will get very angry. I have no need to be hyped for nothing.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@constantterror What are you people doing to your 360's that you kill them off in such high numbers? I've only had one box totally die on me and that was my launch box and only after 2 years of constant use. It was replaced for free by MS and I have since purchased a a Halo: Reach special edition box and an older Arcade system. They all work perfectly. And after you make all your crazy fanboy statements you then decide to excuse yourself by trying to say you were emulating a fanboy? So not just a fanboy but super immature as well? Good work. And of all my games, only JRPG's and a select few games have multiple disks. Doesn't bother me in the least. Work on your insults and get back to me.

constantterror
constantterror

The original xbox was the best M$ had just like wolfgrey said it had better games and was more reliable than 360.I still think pgr2 was the best racing game on xbox the rest sucked.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 How many 360s have you been through I've went through 6 360s and still have the same ps3 I bought at launch its funny when M$ fanboys try to say 360 is better when you have to keep replacing it.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 Well you considered me a fanboy even though I'm not so I throwed the insults in there for the hell of it tired of people saying people are fanboys just because they tell facts not lies.I have both systems and they're not going anywhere I just like pissing little kids off cause they think everyones a fanboy when someone tells a fact or says something that hurts their little feelings oh and hows the 3 disks working for your 360 games lol while I only have to use one disk on ps3 O.o what you gonna cry about next.Like I said can't prove me wrong.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Phatjam98 A LOT of ignorance there. Constantterror went too far, but it is true that the ps3 techwise is superior to the 360. Almost every ps3 exclusive has outperformed the best the 360 has to offer it many categories, including graphics,lighting, and others.Also it doesn't need multiple discs for games. However with that being said both systems have their place. I loved the Xbox but hate the 360.Just doesn't have the games for me and i don't like microsoft whatsoever.Their treatment of any game companies that make big games for them is horrendous.Hence why bioware and bungie left them to be able to make games for other systems. To put it bluntly if EA made game systems: that is Microsoft.

Voice_of_Wisdom
Voice_of_Wisdom

PC version pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease...........................................

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@constantterror Yup clearly you don't have any bias toward MS when you call them M$**t right? Or when you call it Xbox 1.5? Really fanboy? Really? You kids are so funny to me. You over pay for tech that will never fully be utilized and then complain about the rival that basically hit this Gen perfectly with the hardware. Sony overshot big time. Their claim that games would require BR disks or every game would span disks has not come true and that is 5+ years after the claim was made. The Cell tech is crap and massive fail. enjoy your overpriced junk while the rest of us enjoy the exact same games on a system that is just simply better than the PS3

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

while it be good for the PC guys to get this awesome game i'll be selfish and say i expect either a big DLC or a new game and not a PC port because i played the hell out of Demon Souls and Dark Souls....worth every cent

Rocker6
Rocker6

@constantterror I've talked PS3/360 specs and capabilities differences with a couple of experienced tech enthusiasts,and they simply can't find a reason why some games like Uncharted 2/3 or inFamous 2 couldn't work on the 360.I've heard those dev statements how 360 is "too weak to handle them",but since there were no facts or reasons presented,its obviously just hype,to make the PS3 and its exclusives sound more special. Oh,and BTW,Im PC only,I don't own an Xbox360 or PS3,I just don't trust statements that don't have any facts backing them up.When it comes to specs,differences between 360/PS3 are minimal,only the 360 often has a slight,almost unnoticeable advantage in multiplats,since its easier to program on because of its architecture...

kevinvegda
kevinvegda

It's going to be a pc version, note my words.

clouduos
clouduos

plz plz plz another full game plz one of the epic game in 2011

lusafis518
lusafis518

i love when a game kicks my ass so hard that i cant beat the damn boss for a month or 2 and then when i finally do beat it i feel so good about my self afterwords more games need to be like this

famekiller
famekiller

Dark Souls 2.... it's a given. The 1st one ripped of my face and shat me a new one,i kid you not. The most brutal game i have played in ages. As for the Xbox/Playstation debate. Shut up biitches and just enjoy games. They are both great consoles.

ClockworkHands
ClockworkHands

It'd be great if they followed the example set by The Witcher 2. Release it on another platform with some extra stuff, and everyone who already has the game gets it for free, although hoping for that might be a little over optimistic..

constantterror
constantterror

lol can't even express facts on gamespot forums without crybabys giving you a thumbs down the truth really does hurt kids.

constantterror
constantterror

@rocker6 dude I'm not mad over losing exclusiveness and fars the differences go here's a good one for you The Uncharted series couldn't even be made on 360 name one title on 360 that even looks that good you can't I know it and so does the world oh and lets not forget heavy rain the devs already said it couldn't be made on 360.I ain't a fanboy I just go by the facts I do a thing called research.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 lol I can care less that its not exclusive to ps3 anymore I just think it sucks that they dumbed it down for a xbox 1.5 system.and for record its not sonys fault that M$h--t can't make a good console to not make other devs lower graphix and if you need another example go look at bayonetta.You can't prove me wrong kid.

flashn00b
flashn00b

As much as i want it on PC, it is highly unlikely, as most Japanese game developers aren't all too fond of high-end PC gaming.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@constantterror Go ahead and do a side by side of Demon and Dark screen shots. Guess what, Dark looks much better. Better models, better view distance, better particle effects, better textures.... So.... hmmm.... Yup you are just upset its not a PS exclusive anymore it seems

blackace
blackace

Hopefully it's not going to the PC. Needs to stay console exclusive. If anything, they are probably going to announce a sequel.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@constantterror Ahh someone is upset because their precious PS isn't the only option these days. Its ok, maybe next Gen Sony will work their stuff out and put out a system that developers can make games for. Don't hate because MS made a system that everyone can develop for.

WWEKane1515
WWEKane1515

Something tells me it will just be the announcement that it is getting ported to PC. I've already read about it. Otherwise, they may pull something out of their hats and impress all of us. We'll see.

WiteLite
WiteLite

Crossplay for the Vita!!!! Crossplay for the Vita!!!! OHHH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

Rocker6
Rocker6

@constantterror You do realize how small hardware differences between PS3 and 360 really are? For the game to fit the 360,it didn't need to be dumbed down at all.I played Demon's Souls on the PS3,and I remember seeing many FPS drops and similiar issues... Obviously,the biggest problem here is you being angry over PS3 losing exclusivity over a game,so you're just trying to make excuses how 360 "ruined" Dark Souls,which is false.Your excuses remind me of [url=http://www.petitiononline.com/capcompe/petition.html]this[/url].

Erebus
Erebus

A Vita port would be a VERY bad idea. You see, when you throw a controller in frustration, that's a viable cathartic release... when you slam on that eject button with the intention of crushing the disc with your BARE HANDS, but that few second delay gives your brain a chance to catch up with its primitive impulse, that's a mandatory cool-down period.... but when that controller IS the game AND the system.... you're going to be picking Vita bits out of the vagrant who got between you and the side of a bus.

Erebus
Erebus

I pretty much bought my PS3 for Demon's Souls. If it weren't for God of War, Uncharted, and Journey, I wouldn't know what to do with this hunk of junk if they ported Dark Souls to PC :p Before I get flamed, I love my PS3 for the above reasons. :)

Halloll
Halloll

vita port will be a system seller

iPostMaReviews
iPostMaReviews

@constantterror I agree that Dark Souls was definitively not as good as Demon's Souls, still a pretty damn fine game imo Btw when you say ''uglier'' you mean the art direction? Cuz it's definitively a whole lot better on a technical level

Chozn275
Chozn275

If that's the big announcement then so what about all of us who already have the game on PS3 or Xbox360? Obviously I would welcome a PC version, but if that's all that's being announced then its not really that big of an announcement. Also while I hate DLC, I think I could make an exception for this game.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

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Pete5506
Pete5506

I've seen the cover to PC Gaming Magazine on a few other sites, I hope its true

constantterror
constantterror

Ah look at all the tools giving me thumbs down cause the truth hurts you pathetic little kids.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 You're just mad cause the truth hurts.

constantterror
constantterror

@phatjam98 Ok if it doesn't make sense go play Demon's Soul's and then go play Dark Soul's and then tell me theres no difference it looks uglyer now and its more laggy this time can't prove me wrong I played Demon's Soul's at launch never had one problem and its not being a fanboy when I'm right I have both systems dumb@ss.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

@constantterror LOL wow what a fanboy. I love when you post something that makes no sense.

constantterror
constantterror

I hope they go back to making it called Demon's Soul's so it will be exclusive to ps3 again and won't be dumbed down to make them look the same on both systems Demon's Soul's was way better no problems at all unlike Dark Souls.

BimboShaggins
BimboShaggins

pc release! there's pics of it in a pc gaming magazine. but i second that a vita port would be awesome

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

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