Miyazaki insists Dark Souls II will “stay true to what fans expect”

Ben Maxwell:

Dark Souls II is the cover star of Edge 249, which hits UK newsagents on Thursday. In our ten-page feature, Hidetaka Miyazaki, director of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, insists that the latest entry will remain true to the spirit of its predecessors despite being under the stewardship of two new directors.

With Miyazaki taking a step back, and Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura – who both worked on Namco Bandai’s Japan-only mech series Another Century – now in the driving seat, many players have expressed fears that the characteristically singular vision of the Souls series may be lost as its publisher looks to widen the game’s audience. Not so, according to Miyazaki.

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cleft51978d ago

Yeah this game is just a rent for me now, but I hope it is amazing and I end up buying it. I brought 2 copies of Dark Souls at $60 a piece day 1. I want Dark Souls 2 to be good, but when they start talking the "broaden the game audience" crude it worries me greatly.

-GametimeUK-1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

They went through a lot of issues regarding Dark Souls. People were saying it would be extremely dumbed down and casual to appeal to a broader audience following the decision to make it multi-platform. End of the day the game didn't turn out bad. The debate on if DeS or DaS is harder is still open for discussion, but DaS was in no way significantly easier than DeS and the game did retain the overall feel.

I have full trust in this sequel. I have no reason to doubt them until I play the finished product. The hard part would be regaining my trust if the game did turn out casual AFTER I played it.

IRON883 1978d ago

I know this may sound like Im a wussy but i really would like to play this game but with like a easy mode cause i tried demon souls and it was way to hard for me

Tdmd1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

You're right. It DOES sounds like you're a wussy!

NYC_Gamer1978d ago

It's sad that Namco pushed dude off his own creation

jimbobwahey1978d ago

It really is, and it's a sorry situation. Sony funded the development of Demon's Souls and straight-up said to Miyazaki "We want a hard as nails RPG like the Kings Field games" and he delivered to them, kickstarting a hugely innovative new IP and providing a cult hit.

Then Namco hurries development of a sequel to Sony's idea and makes it multiplatform, giving them the finger. Now they've booted off the creative talent behind the game and given him the finger too.

It's really depressing when you think about, a brilliant and innovative idea is born and the two parties that kickstart it get brushed aside by greedy Namco executives.

This isn't whining about Dark Souls being multiplatform by the way, since I think it's great that more people get to experience the game, it's just tragic how badly the Namco execs seems to be treating the people that did all the hard work for them.

metalgod881978d ago

When I heard about Dark Souls II, i was jumping for joy. But the second I heard Miyazaki was being booted... I cringed at the single thought.

It may be a good thing however that Miyazaki will get to work on something new and much more inviting to the players. I'm sure he's gotten a little tired of the dark atmosphere that surrounds the Souls series. So at least we'll all have that to look forward to.

miyamoto1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

same thing happened to FF XIII, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil,

we need more Hideo Kojimas

vitullo311978d ago

don't they all just say that

Tenkin1978d ago

They should have gotten the new director to say that in the interview

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