Namco Bandai has announced that they will be publishing Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, in North America and Europe. The deal will also see them publish Armored Core V in the same territories.
Speaking to MCV about the news, Lee Kirton from Namco Bandai UK said "We want to make this [Dark Souls] the leading title in its genre this year."
As well as the publishing annoucement, Namco Bandai confirmed that Dark Souls would also see a release this calendar year. It was previously unknown when we would expect to see this title.