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duckroll
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(02-01-2011, 06:54 AM)
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There's a preview on the game in this week's Famitsu. The official title is now Dark Souls. Some info from the preview:

- This is the official title of what was previously Project Dark

- This time they want to increase the amount of field exploration in the game.
- All fields are seamless, so whatever you can see, you can reach and explore. If you see a fortress or castle walls in the distance, you can eventually get there.
- There will be no map display in the game, just a position display marker.

- They aim to make the game just as challenging than Demon's Souls, but also just as rewarding when you succeed. The sense of achievement is important.

- The gameplay will be similar to Demon's Souls in concept, where it's about trial and error and learning from your mistakes to play better.

- The game does not share the same world and story as Demon's Souls.
- The game will not use the same format as Demon's Souls in terms of having 5 worlds connected via a hub.

- Instead all maps in the game will be linked seamlessly in a connected world. The pace of the game will feel more about exploration and discovering locations, which you can then go inside into a dungeon or whatever and explore the interior further.
- There will be more complex level designs in the game using more vertical design in areas and such.

- The world setting is based on medieval dark fantasy, and will contain themes like "high fantasy of kings and knights", "death and the depths of the earth", and "the flames of chaos".

Edit: More details added.

- The character creation process will not be class based.
- The play style of the player character will have much more freedom this time.
- There will be many more spells and items, and the animation and uniqueness of weapons will also be increased.

- The online elements are very similar to Demon's Souls. There is cooperative and PvP.
- You can still leave messages, and see players who died at various places.
- There will be no Soul Tendency this time because they don't want to have to use dedicated servers to handle that shit again.
- Instead this time there will be more features allowing players to engage in "mutual role playing" which they say are still under wraps. They'll reveal more when it's time.
Last edited by duckroll; 02-01-2011 at 07:36 AM.
Jonnyram
(02-01-2011, 06:56 AM)
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Sounds awesome. This and Skyrim are gonna be getting some major playtime on my part.
yencid
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(02-01-2011, 06:57 AM)
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Soo... Zelda + Demons souls? :O
DMPrince
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(02-01-2011, 06:57 AM)
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sounds good so far.
bridegur
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(02-01-2011, 06:57 AM)
The exploration sounds great. I still need to beat DS.
miladesn
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(02-01-2011, 06:58 AM)
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clever name!
Crakatak187
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(02-01-2011, 06:58 AM)
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This game is probably the only smart move Namco has made this generation. My body is ready.
SteelAttack
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(02-01-2011, 06:58 AM)
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Nice to hear. I'm all for keeping the same challenge of DS. Beating it made me feel like I was at the peak of my gaming prowess again.
Jonnyram
(02-01-2011, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crakatak187

This game is probably the only smart move Namco has made this generation.

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AAK
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(02-01-2011, 06:59 AM)
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I forgot, who is publishing this?

EDIT: Nvm few post above me :)
teepo
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(02-01-2011, 07:00 AM)
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:swoon
Kagari
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(02-01-2011, 07:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by AAK

I forgot, who is publishing this?

Namco Bandai, but it's developed by From.
Lard
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(02-01-2011, 07:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by yencid

Soo... Zelda + Demons souls? :O

I'm in.
duckroll
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(02-01-2011, 07:02 AM)
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I added more details to the OP.
Jigsaw
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(02-01-2011, 07:02 AM)

Originally Posted by miladesn

clever name!

clever name would be dark's souls

i liked the hub world :(
Crunched
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(02-01-2011, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Lard

I'm in.

I wasn't a huge fan of the first, but I'll give it a chance.
B.K.
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(02-01-2011, 07:04 AM)
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I need to get around to playing Demon's Souls sometime.
Teknoman
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(02-01-2011, 07:05 AM)
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Damn this sounds great already :D Always like to be able to explore everything that you can see on the field.
Luckydude23
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(02-01-2011, 07:05 AM)
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Dissapointed that the game will not share the same world as Demon Soul's, as I really like that world. That being said, I like all the other things that they are adding to the game, so I'm all for it.


HYPE!!!!
joshwaan
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(02-01-2011, 07:05 AM)
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To give you a idea how much I love Demon souls

136 hours and counting :P
Gravijah
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(02-01-2011, 07:06 AM)
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I hope it's easier to play with friends this time.
-Pyromaniac-
(02-01-2011, 07:07 AM)
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Demon's Souls was amazing so I'm in as can be.
Seraphis Cain
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(02-01-2011, 07:07 AM)
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Nothing about this sounds even remotely bad.

Hype levels exceeding maximum.
Kodiak
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(02-01-2011, 07:07 AM)
This sounds awesome. The jankyness of the hub world was my least favorite part of the original, so i'm glad to see it get changed.

Sounds like improvement where it's needed, but keeping the core gameplay. I'm totally okay with that.
Ill Saint
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(02-01-2011, 07:08 AM)
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Sounds so good. Can't wait!!!
Crakatak187
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(02-01-2011, 07:09 AM)
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I hope they make it even harder.
SteelAttack
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(02-01-2011, 07:09 AM)
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"Mutual roleplaying"? I wonder what that means.
Emitan
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(02-01-2011, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by SteelAttack

"Mutual roleplaying"? I wonder what that means.

What it sounds like. Eww...
Teknoman
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(02-01-2011, 07:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

I hope it's easier to play with friends this time.

It would be nice if people on your friends list could hear your voice, but strangers who join your game for co-op or pvp couldnt. That way it could retain the feel of DS online yet make things nice for those who just want to explore with friends/defeat people who just jump into your game to kill you.
Kyoufu
(02-01-2011, 07:13 AM)
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I look forward to getting invaded while trying to summon friends for co-op.
duckroll
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(02-01-2011, 07:13 AM)
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The game is slated for release in 2011. Nice!
_Xenon_
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(02-01-2011, 07:14 AM)
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Please add check points for the sake of god !!!
Cloudius12
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(02-01-2011, 07:16 AM)
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OMG!!!
duckroll
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(02-01-2011, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

There are checkpoints in Demon's Souls. What are you talking about?
Kyoufu
(02-01-2011, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

The game is slated for release in 2011. Nice!

From are speedy developers aren't they?
Crakatak187
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(02-01-2011, 07:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

SteelAttack
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(02-01-2011, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

Noooo! No checkpoints, please. Checkpoints would greatly diminish the feeling of gruesome death awaiting you at every turn. DS without fear and stress wouldn't have been the same to me.
pharmboy044
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(02-01-2011, 07:18 AM)

Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

No fuckin way. You play it the way it was meant to be played or don't play it at all.

Edit: Also, I want this on my NGP!
RustyNails
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(02-01-2011, 07:18 AM)
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Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Souls of the lost withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended.
Teknoman
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(02-01-2011, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cloudius12

OMG!!!



Originally Posted by Crakatak187


Originally Posted by SteelAttack

Noooo! No checkpoints, please. Checkpoints would greatly diminish the feeling of gruesome death awaiting you at every turn. DS without fear and stress wouldn't have been the same to me.

Originally Posted by pharmboy044

No fuckin way. You play it the way it was meant to be played or don't play it at all.

You guys do know there were sorta checkpoints in DS right? Go stand in any area in the game and then go back to the title screen/shut the game off. I believe you'll restart in the exact same spot. With the same amount of souls too...so its not like you had to finish an area in one go. As far as the balance of difficulty, I hope its the same.
Last edited by Teknoman; 02-01-2011 at 07:22 AM.
Guevara
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(02-01-2011, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

- This time they want to increase the amount of field exploration in the game.
- All fields are seamless, so whatever you can see, you can reach and explore. If you see a fortress or castle walls in the distance, you can eventually get there.
- Instead all maps in the game will be linked seamlessly in a connected world. The pace of the game will feel more about exploration and discovering locations, which you can then go inside into a dungeon or whatever and explore the interior further.

Sounds great and a logical improvement to the formula.

Originally Posted by duckroll

- You can still leave messages, and see players who died at various places.

Oh thank god!
marathonfool
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(02-01-2011, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

From are speedy developers aren't they?

I think it was released a year earlier in Japan than NA.
hteng
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(02-01-2011, 07:20 AM)
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wow.. new demon souls 2 info instead of AC5.. lol.. so sad. Either way, consider me on board, can't wait to see how pvp and co-op works.
duckroll
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(02-01-2011, 07:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by hteng

wow.. new demon souls 2 info instead of AC5.. lol.. so sad. Either way, consider me on board, can't wait to see how pvp and co-op works.

I made a thread for that too, but no one cares!
AKingNamedPaul
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(02-01-2011, 07:22 AM)
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Cant wait another second. Between this, Twisted metal and Pokemon black, idk if I can take it.

I swear if episode 3 gets announced I am going to do something radical.
FunkyPajamas
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(02-01-2011, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by RustyNails

Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Souls of the lost withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended.

You've got a heart of gold. Don't let them take it from you.
Gen X
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(02-01-2011, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

Originally Posted by duckroll

There are checkpoints in Demon's Souls. What are you talking about?


He obviously never made it far enough to trigger one. Perhaps instead of checkpoints he should request a 'hand-holding' mode.

:D
Crakatak187
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(02-01-2011, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Teknoman










You guys do know there were sorta checkpoints in DS right? Go stand in any area in the game and then go back to the title screen/shut the game off. I believe you'll restart in the exact same spot. With the same amount of souls too...so its not like you had to finish an area in one go. As far as the balance of difficulty, I hope its the same.

That's how it saves not really a checkpoint. There is no checkpoint in DS, the only thing close to one is that shortcut you activate further into the level.
RobertM
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(02-01-2011, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!

This game was not designed for pussies.
SnakeXs
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(02-01-2011, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by _Xenon_

Please add check points for the sake of god !!!


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