To go alongside our big Dark Souls 2 coverage today we also have a large amount of video to share regarding the game, be warned the video does spoil the first 30-40 minutes of the game as well as the first boss in the game. It should however serve as something of a guide in showing how the game is and what to expect.
Introduction (First hour or so)
If I could say one thing about the 1950s Beat culture it’d be that I don’t really know much about 1950s Beat culture. I can however say more about Alcatraz, it is/was a prison on an island off the coast of San Francisco, it made for a very fun setting in a Tony Hawks Pro Skater game and escape from it was pretty much a no-go.
Alcatraz is also one of the settings for the latest game from Daedalic titled 1954 Alcatraz. In 1954 Alcatraz you play as two characters, Christine is a young woman who is along with her group of friends are part of the 1950s Beatnik culture of poetry, music, art and expression. Her husband Joe is also part of the scene, the only problem is that he is currently in Alcatraz, doing time for armed robbery in which the loot supposedly went up in flames. The only problem is that the loot didn’t go up in flames, Joe has hidden it and his partner at the time Mickey knows this and wants it back before the mob kills him. It’s up to Joe to escape from Alcatraz and up to Christine to get the loot before Mickey kills her.
I’m shaking and starting to sweat, tension begins to form within my stomach and spreads throughout my body. It can only mean one thing. I’m about to kill a boss on Dark Souls 2. The Souls series is somewhat notorious amongst the gaming community. It all started back in 2009 with the release of Demon’s Souls which became something of a cult hit. This was followed up shortly by Dark Souls which off the back of Demon’s Souls cult rumblings and wider praise from critics became more of a hit selling 2.37 copies worldwide. Now we come to this, Dark Souls 2.
Namco Bandai have released the official launch trailer for the tough as nails RPG sequel Dark Souls II.
Blackpowder Games the team behind the original FEAR have announced that their newest title Betrayer is set to release March 24th for £18.99.
Betrayer is a first person action/adventure title set in 1604 in which you explore an abandoned New World colony attempting to discover what happened to the inhabitants and also survive the supernatural threats.
“Ultimately, what we’re proudest of is that Betrayer is distinctive. When you’re setting out to create a first person action game with seven people, the biggest fear is that you’ll make something redundant: a cheap version of a bigger, better title. But I feel confident saying you haven’t played anything quite like this.”
The upcoming action-RPG sequal The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 from Neocore Games has been given a release date of April 17th as well as a price point of $14.99 on the Steam Platform. In addition to this they have announced that all who pre-order will be granted access to the closed Beta.