Dark Souls 2 - E3 2013 - 01

According to a just-received fact sheet, Dark Souls 2 is set to prey on your phobias. “A wide range of threats will prey on human senses and phobias,” say From Software. “Auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc.”

Sounds a bit Eternal Darkness, but you know what? I can deal with hallucinations, vertigo, and acrophobia. I have more of a problem with giant bloody spiders and oh look! What’s that in the concept art? It’s a zombie with what looks like a giant spider on its back, sticking a leg through the back of its head! Hooray!

On the plus side, the actual screenshots are pretty great. There’s a screenshot of a Mirror Knight (apparently a boss), some statue knights with horse heads, a spot of necromancy, and… well, it all looks a bit Dark Fairy Tale, if I’m honest. I’m impressed, I confess.

Check out the screens and concept art below. Also, prepare to die.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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