Dark Souls 2 Preview, Including Gameplay Trailer and Screenshots (+Release Dates)

February 4, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Previews for the upcoming Dark Souls II have been getting better and better, and now a gameplay trailer and new screenshots are included.

The biggest news, though, may be producer Takeshi Miyazoe saying that there might be downloadable content for the game after all.

“There is definitely potential,” he told OXM. “It’s all about fan feedback.”

The release dates have been confirmed for March 11 in North America, March 13 in Japan, and March 14 for other regions.

New gameplay footage gives an almost nine-minute preview into what players can expect, along with new screenshots of gameplay.

The footage revealed “something strange,” reported Forbes.

“In a fight against enemy soldiers, one of them rears back after taking a blow from a sword. Rather than a hollow or a skeleton, the soldier appears to be flesh and blood. That’s around the five-minute mark in the video. Now it’s still possible that this is some form of undead with features simply less degraded by time. Or it’s possible that we’ll fight human enemies in the game, which raises some interesting questions about the state of the world in Dark Souls II, and the state of the Curse.”

In addition, the game’s hub appears to be populated and civilized than in Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.

Check out the previous trailer below as well as the screenshots.

(All photos/Open World Video Games)

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