Defeating enemies roaming the various areas of Drangleic will yield souls that players can use to upgrade various character attributes. These attributes factor into the weapon upgrade system, where different upgrade trees favor different sets of attributes. The player has the freedom to decide how to allocate their upgrades based on the weapons and/or the play style they wish to use.
Combat is conducted in real time, where players can attack with equipped weapons and spells while dodging, blocking or countering deadly attacks. Mastering enemy and boss encounters will require skillful leveraging of all these abilities!
Players can also tap into the online multiplayer component integrated into the levels of Dark Souls II themselves for co-operative or competitive play. PvP is further enhanced by "invasions" led by players into other players' games. In Dark Souls II, invading players can even disguise themselves as parts of the environment for additional challenge.
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- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Theme(s): Fantasy, Medieval
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: From Software
- Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Released North America Mar 11, 2014 Europe Mar 14, 2014 Japan Mar 13, 2014 Australia Mar 13, 2014