From Software Release Dark Souls Gamescom 2011 Trailer

By Nick Young on August 18, 2011, 10:23AM EST

As the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, Dark Souls takes brutal and unforgiving combat to the next level. The trailer itself is an indication that the boss fights will be just as deadly as the number of minions attacking between them.

Though as hardcore as it may sound rather hardcore, FromSoftware have plans to ease the tension that may have been experienced in Demon's Souls by using checkpoints this time around. Aiding the players in this fashion may well help the game reach a wider audience, especially since it is the first 'Soul' game to appear on the Xbox 360.

Dark Souls will be available on the Playstaion 3 and Xbox 360 on the 7th of October, 2011.

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