We really haven't heard a peep from Dark Souls II since the game was announced last year at the VGA show. Today, we're finally getting a better look at how the game looks in action, with a 12-minute demo from FromSoftware and a second trailer. Oh, if you don't like videos, we've got screenshots too.
The fellow we see is your default protagonist seen in the debut trailer in December, with the same awesome armor and everything. In the exclusive demo (Three guesses who has exclusivity, and the first two don't count.) we him stomping around dark and overall unpleasant dungeon environments. Sounds about right. Souls fans will notice a few changes, of course, including the ability to light up the darkness with a torch (assuming you find fire), plus more strategically driven enemy encounters.
Director Yui Tanimura and global producer Tak Miyazoe -- from FromSoftware and Namco Bandai, respectively -- are the fellows narrating throughout the demo. They also pointed out the emphasis on environment and atmosphere, where not every setting needs to be crawling with enemies in order to freak players out. It's all about setting the mood.
Second trailer - YouTube