Dark Souls 2 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2014 and has already been given a release date period of March, presuming that everything goes smoothly for developers From Software from now up until release.
Right now, we can tell you that the game is currently in closed beta testing over in Japan, and as a result we have some mouth-watering new gameplay footage for you to check out. You can now also get a closer look at how the game is shaping up in its latest build, compared to the initial announcement of Dark Souls 2 in December 2012 at the Video Game Awards.
The first Dark Souls game gained an infamous reputation for arguably having one of the most difficult learning curves seen in a game over the last 10 years. This is by no means a problem for hardcore gamers though, who hope that Namco and From Software are still planning to make Dark Souls 2 just as challenging as the first game.
Some Japanese gamers have been living on cloud nine over the past week or so, being able to enter the closed Dark Souls 2 beta test and preview the game before release. Luckily for us though, gameplay videos have inevitably followed and it looks like Namco isn’t following in the footsteps of Activision and EA by removing all footage by the second.
The game looks great and we’re already seen lots of positive feedback from fans after seeing the gameplay. We’ve included two videos above and below – both of which should give you a solid look of how the game is looking as we await the March release date in Europe and the US.
Take a look for yourself and let us know if Dark Souls 2 is going to be your last major purchase on PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware.