Key Features of Dark Souls II
About Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II is an action role-playing game. The third game in the series, Dark Souls II was developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 by From Software, which also published the game in Japan, while Bandai Namco Games published the game in other regions.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, who served as director on the two earlier games in the series (Demon's Souls and Dark Souls), acted as a supervisor, while the game was directed by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura. Although set in the same world, there is no direct story connection between Dark Souls and Dark Souls II. The game uses dedicated multiplayer servers.
Taking place in the world of Drangleic, the game features both player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) gameplay, in addition to having some co-op components. As in the earlier games in the series, it once again features challenging gameplay, but with a more powerful graphics engine and more advanced AI system.
An updated version, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, was released in 2015. The title is a compilation of the original game and its downloadable content campaigns, and was released alongside a free patch for existing versions on February 5, 2015. DLC campaigns will still need to be purchased separately for existing versions however, as they are not included in the free update. Scholar of the First Sin will also come in enhanced PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions, featuring updated graphics, audio, and performance, along with an increase in the maximum amount of online players in single session and new enemy and item placement.