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Noi
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(06-01-2013, 05:35 AM)
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Mock if old. From the same guy who leaked Monster Hunter Online.

http://www.polygon.com/forums/dark-s...2-concept-arts









Rest of the art can be found here:
http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/fr...?sort=2&page=1
Last edited by Noi; 06-02-2013 at 08:23 PM.
civilstrife
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(06-01-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Put it on my gums.
Izick
(06-01-2013, 05:37 AM)
Giant fire spider?

I'm down.
Emitan
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(06-01-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Boob plates? Really?
Orayn
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(06-01-2013, 05:38 AM)
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Looks fantastic! Some of those landscapes are giving me a darker Guild Wars vibe.
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Chemo
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(06-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
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This looks pretty unexciting in the face of Dark Souls 1 art. Maybe it's fake as shit.
DoctorWho
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(06-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Boob plates? Really?

You need to protect those boobs... And stay stylish.
AnbaLeumas
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(06-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
That armor with the fur collar looks so sick. Definitely picking this up.
Lavalamp1138
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(06-01-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Giant Fire Spider: When "kill it with fire" is not longer an option. I can't hold all these nopes!
Ken
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(06-01-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

You need to protect those boobs... And stay stylish.

Praise the sun!
sonicmj1
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(06-01-2013, 05:40 AM)
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That dragon is bigger than anything we've seen in the series so far.

Like, that dragon is huge.
Eusis
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(06-01-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Boob plates? Really?

That IS becoming more common it seems, it didn't bug me until it was pointed how impractical it really would be to design it like that, now it sticks out almost as much as throwing high heels on anyone meant to actually to dress relatively practically for combat (read: Samus, not Bayonetta.)
Emitan
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(06-01-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

You need to protect those boobs... And stay stylish.

But it would guide a sword towards her chest! Not away!
GenericBadGuy
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(06-01-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Some really awesome stuff in that gallery. I hope a lot of it makes it in. Lot of concepts seem to be in there from things that look like Wild West to ancient graveyards and even something that looks like Blighttown 2.0.

Dresden
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(06-01-2013, 05:42 AM)
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If you look closely you can see the casualization in the margins.
FrostuTheNinja
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(06-01-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Damn, some great armor designs in there.
Slygmous
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(06-01-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Boob plates? Really?

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?
Emitan
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(06-01-2013, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slygmous

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?

I suck at haven't played much of the DS games so I'm not sure.
Eusis
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(06-01-2013, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slygmous

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?

Demon's Souls had distinct armors whether male or female, but I can't recall if that was the case there or not.

Of course with the way that was set up it ended up being more practical for female characters to wear Executioner Miralda's set anyway so many people may never have noticed. In the case of Dark Souls there simply wasn't a gender restriction on equipment and everyone's looked the same unless it was cloth (or chain mail) thus there wasn't any breast armor.
Rygar 8 Bit
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(06-01-2013, 05:44 AM)
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a town as a hub world?
dancingphlower
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Fantastic looking art! I've always felt the best thing about Dark Souls was the art direction, though the combat and player freedom are great too.
Ken
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Originally Posted by Slygmous

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?

Well, there was Smough...
GenericBadGuy
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(06-01-2013, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slygmous

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?

Its just concept art. I don't think there were any differences between sexes for the armor sets in Dark Souls. One size fits all.
Clevinger
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(06-01-2013, 05:45 AM)
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I wonder how early this stuff is. That fur armor helmet changed a lot.
Zukuu
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(06-01-2013, 05:45 AM)
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I have a boner right now. Not even a weird one. Those concept arts are hella sexy.
Sgblues
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Also that dragon dwarfs the dragon god.
Qvoth
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(06-01-2013, 05:45 AM)
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i dunno... doesn't look like it's dark souls-ish enough
the concept arts from dark souls 1 was very dark if i remember correctly

i think these are just fan arts
AngelsDontBurn
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(06-01-2013, 05:46 AM)
I'm looking forward to this game handing my ass to me.
Allonym
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(06-01-2013, 05:46 AM)
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I'll say it because no one else has said it but man, that is a big ass dragon! And the dude with the multiple arms and flame swords...can't wait to fight him! Idk Dark Souls 2 may win back it's place in my heart that Dragon's Dogma stole from it's predecessor
Orayn
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(06-01-2013, 05:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by GenericBadGuy

Its just concept art. I don't think there were any differences between sexes for the armor sets in Dark Souls. One size fits all.

Yep. It solves the issue of impracticality while simultaneously being easier to implement since they wouldn't need to make different versions of the armor, just distort the base model a little bit.
Dresden
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(06-01-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sgblues

Also that dragon dwarfs the dragon god.

Yeah, it's huge. Can't imagine it being a conventional battle, if we ever fight that thing, so hopefully third time's the charm.
Noi
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(06-01-2013, 05:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slygmous

That was the first thing I noticed too!
The original DS doesn't have boobplate, does it?

OG Demon's Souls did have gender-exclusive armor, though I don't think it had outright boob plates. The only one that's really armor and not a robe is this one, and the ball's up in the air about it.

dsvoid
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(06-01-2013, 05:47 AM)
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A really interesting flip-through with some cool ideas! I can only imagine the briefing for the concept artist: "So we want you to figure out as many different ways to inconveniently position a boat as you can. And your height reference for each building should be that girl you drew earlier with the puffy onion pants."
animlboogy
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(06-01-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Boob armor lady looks awesome.
Clevinger
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(06-01-2013, 05:48 AM)
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Also, looks like there's a small town hub that might serve as this game's Nexus/Firelink.
robo_qwop
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(06-01-2013, 05:49 AM)
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Why are there all these people standing around in my Dark Souls?
Lime
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Wow
Rygar 8 Bit
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(06-01-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by robo_qwop

Why are there all these people standing around in my Dark Souls?

waiting for you to murder them for their stuffs
miladesn
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(06-01-2013, 05:50 AM)
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art style is quite different than 1.

Phonomezer
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(06-01-2013, 05:50 AM)
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Spider looks too casual just standing there on fire.
GenericBadGuy
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(06-01-2013, 05:51 AM)
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What do you guys make of this? Concept art is neat but so are design ideas. Miko the witch? I had to look up what "farraginous" means (and I thought I was good with vocabulary)... means "hodgepodge".

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OnFire331
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(06-01-2013, 05:51 AM)
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The enviroments art is pretty fucking great!

What the hell is this, though?
bluecapsule
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(06-01-2013, 05:52 AM)
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Demon Souls had distinctly different armor assets for Male vs. Female, but Dark Souls mostly used the same assets for both sets of armors. Personally I think having different assets is a nice touch.
Noi
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(06-01-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phonomezer

Spider looks too casual just standing there on fire.

I dunno, the Lost Izalith bounding demons in Dark Souls 1 seemed just fine standing over lava. :P
animlboogy
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(06-01-2013, 05:53 AM)
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It's kind of relieving that the art is so different from Dark Souls. When they announced it was going to be Dark Souls 2 instead of "X" Souls, I wasn't sure how much effort they would put into redefining the look again.

Demon's is hard to top, so the new direction is probably for the best. As long as there's a hard shift into horror somewhere in there, Dark was missing that completely.
KieferCrimson
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(06-01-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Dark Souls 2 = Teenage white male power fantasy with sexism, appealing to dudebros. Cancelling pre-order.

Kidding. I should create a female character someday though. Love the fur armor and the flame spider.
S0N0S
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(06-01-2013, 05:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Boob plates? Really?

Yes, they are quite worrisome. sigh

EDIT: Also, I was hoping to see something - anything - as unsettling and as foreboding as the Tower of Latria (Demon's Souls). Nothing so far....
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Architechnophile
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(06-01-2013, 05:54 AM)
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Gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

I'm less enthused about some of the creature and character designs; they seem like old hat. The environment ones, though...wow!

This one looks like it was taken straight out of Piranesi's Carceri.
miladesn
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Originally Posted by OnFire331

What the hell is this, though?

I'm guessing she's "Miko" (the witch) in that map pic above.
Forkball
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(06-01-2013, 05:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Boob plates? Really?

Dat casual gaming.

A lot of it looks pretty amazing, though it's very muted. There seems to be a lot of diversity in the settings and there are several different towns shown in there.

Also this girl is in numerous shots (perhaps used as a size comparison though). Maybe she became the girl in the trailer?

Also STOP PUTTING SPIDERS IN GAMES THEY'RE SCARY

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