Say what you will about the Video Game Awards, we at least know we’ll get a few good trailers out of them each year. I’m always hoping to be surprised with a game that I can really excited about.
So about five seconds into the trailer in the player below, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up, because I realized what it was.
Dark Souls II.
I’ve watched this trailer over 20 times now, and I notice something new about the world, the enemies (love those masks!), and possible hints at the story each time. I am one who’s prone to hyperbole, but I cannot remember being this excited for a game in a long time.
I think the biggest two concerns are that Miyazaki, the director of the first two games, will not be helming Dark Souls II, and there is some intent by the dev team to make the game more accessible to a wider audience. I’m choosing to give them the benefit of the doubt, as From Software is still developing the game, and I am confident they will figure out how to provide the brutal Souls experience to fans of the series, even if there are elements that make the game more accessible.
I am beyond excited for this game. Easily my most anticipated for next year.