Dark Souls II’s keyword is “time”
posted on 12.19.12 at 12:02 AM EST by (@salromano)
Bits from this week's Famitsu interview.

Famitsu this week has a three-page interview feature on Dark Souls II

As previously detailed, Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of the first Dark Souls, will oversee development of Dark Souls II, but not direct it. He believes Dark Souls has great potential, and that it should not be imprisoned in a narrow frame.

Tomohiro Shibuya is one of Dark Souls II‘s directors. Miyazaki said he would leave Dark Souls II to Shibuya as much as possible.

Dark Souls II will have the same world view as the first game, but the story won’t directly be tied to the original. The first game could be the North Pole, for example, while the second game is the South Pole. Dark Souls II is set in a different time period.

Here are some other bits:

  • Weapon and item download content are unlikely.
  • The debut trailer was not in-game.
  • The keyword is “time.”
  • The game engine is changed. From Software is aiming for near-realistic representation and improved movement.
  • The team is investigating direct involvement between mutual players.

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  • Kou

    The game engine is changed. From Software is aiming for near-realistic representation and improved movement.

    I hope this fixes the backstabbing lag issues that have existed since demon’s souls

    • zerolegacy0

      Sadly no, the engine change won’t fix the lag stabbing, because it’s a network problem. They said they were going to be using dedicated servers though, which should help.

      • Kou

        I hope something fixes it. Among other things, backstabs in general need work. Daggers were made pointless about lvl 50 or so when all 2h weapons did the same backstab dmg as the daggers, for example. I had hopes for improvements from Demon’s to Dark that never happened, so I’ll just keep my hopes low for now so I won’t be let down later.

  • Improved movement. I can’t think what is it gonna be like.

  • Guest

    Just noticed that the masks of the assassins look like Rakshas’.

  • xMCXx

    I just noticed that the assassin’s masks look like Rakshas’.

  • Willgaea

    Please use the drop in drop out co-op that’s in borderlands 2. I just want to play with my cousin that lives in japan.

  • PrinceHeir