2012 VGAs: ‘Dark Souls 2’ Announced

As if the original Dark Souls didn’t already put gamers in enough pain, during the 2012 Spike VGAs it was announced that Namco Bandai is working on Dark Souls 2, the next go-to game to fulfill all of your masochistic desires.

Unlike that other big trailer shown off during the VGAs, the Dark Souls 2 trailer was not in-game footage. Instead, we were treated to a fairly lengthy–and rather pretty–cinematic trailer.

The trailer starts off showing a character–presumably Dark Souls 2‘s protagonist–dressed in full armor as he carefully makes his way through a forest. A forest full of things that want to kill him, we imagine.

“You are the undead,” a menacing narrator says during the cinematic trailer as we’re shown scenes of some kind of fortress, and a cave. “Forever without hope, forever without light.”

Afterwards, we’re shown scenes of a fallen dragon who, as it turns out, is not quite fallen. The protagonist is also seen fighting a masked figure, who gets the receiving end of the protagonist’s sword planted right through his head.

Sadly, we don’t know anything more about Dark Souls 2. The debut trailer didn’t show us any in-engine gameplay, and the trailer didn’t say whether or not Dark Souls 2 is coming to any current-generation consoles, or if it will be for Microsoft and Sony’s as-yet unannounced next-gen hardware.

Should Namco Bandai share any information in the coming days, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, go ahead and watch the Dark Souls 2 cinematic trailer from the 2012 Spike VGAs below.