Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1020d ago | news

Namco asking fans to pick ‘Dark Souls 2’ tagline; five choices revealed

Namco Bandai Games, the publisher behind “Dark Souls 2,” is asking fans to vote for the tagline for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 video game. (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Root  +   1020d ago
Mine would be

"Let Accessibility Darken your Soul"
yeahokchief  +   1020d ago
The two in the lead are

1. Transcend Death

2. Sacrifice Everything

Both are cool with me. I'd go with Sacrifice Everything personally. but whatever it's just the tagline.

As long as they don't make it more casual. Make it more accessible so we don't need to use the wiki as much to understand everything SURE. Just don't go overboard dumbing it down because I want to die a lot. But then learn from those deaths and be awesome.
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Canary  +   1020d ago
Transcend death.

I can't count the number of morons who managed to blunder through both prior games without ever coming to the realization that player death was an integral gameplay mechanic.
admiralvic  +   1019d ago
Sacrifice Everything would be awful, since it sounds more like a Soul Sacrifice thing.
Blacktric  +   1019d ago
Why not use both?

"Sacrifice everything, transcend death."

Sounds a lot cooler than just using one of them.
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Ritsujun  +   1019d ago
−Die Harder−
Ezz2013  +   1019d ago
Dark souls: the death reaper
WildArmed  +   1019d ago
I don't like any of that that much tbh. But still looking forward to it, it's not the tag line that's make the game..

but i too do prefer Sacrifice evertyhing vs "Transcendent Death"

Or "Live Free or Die Hard" lol
insomnium2  +   1019d ago
I have yet to play the first one. I bought it but I haven't had the time to play it yet.
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bluetoto  +   1018d ago
"I can't count the number of morons who managed to blunder through both prior games without ever coming to the realization that player death was an integral gameplay mechanic" from 1993 to falsely extend playtime.

Fixed it for you!
Blastoise  +   1020d ago
Sacrifice everything is the best in my opinion. Which isn't saying much...
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DragonKnight  +   1020d ago
Should be "Prepare to Die Harder" lol.
Deputydon  +   1020d ago
I'd much rather they just make it, Prepare to Die... Again.

All of these five choices sound stupid. "Into the Beyond." Really?
BlackPrince 42  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2: Death Eternal
j-blaze  +   1019d ago
yup Sacrifice Everything seems alright but we need a better tagline than this
tresgrimm  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 3: Aborted Fetus
Dark Souls 3: Your Mom Died In A Car Accident
Dark Souls 3: Dad Molested You At Age 3
Reverent  +   1019d ago
@tresgrimm, there is funny, then there is immature... You sir, are immature.
DeadSpaced  +   1020d ago
I know it's utterly cliche, but how about " Death is Just the Beginning".

Most of the time, it's taken like there's an afterlife, which is ironic because it's just death after death.

I know it's lame. I prefer "Prepare to Die".
Jakens  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 3: Free Willy
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 3: What would Jesus do?
Joegrine20  +   1019d ago
You are already dead: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2 - *Smashes gamepad*
Philoctetes  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2: No Channeler's Trident For You.
DragonKnight  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2: Return of Pure Bladestone.
zerocrossing  +   1019d ago
"Transcend Death" is the only one that really makes sense in terms of what the game is about.

Why not just stick with the original tag line "prepare to die"? if it's to appeal to the casuals then just say "prepare to die... less" lol
jjb1981  +   1019d ago
Mine would be "die if you want live"
Pozzle  +   1020d ago
I don't really like any of them, tbh.
DragonKnight  +   1020d ago
That's because they all suck. Miyazaki got it right with "Prepare to Die." Logically it should be "Prepare to Die... Again." But it's more likely going to be "Prepare to get Casual."
SilentNegotiator  +   1019d ago
Where's the "no tagline at all" option? :)
Swiggins  +   1020d ago
Dark Souls 2: "This won't hurt a bit...."
Irishguy95  +   1020d ago
So cynical. Guess you guys simply don't trust the Miyazaki.

Can't wait for this anyway.

Seriously, people simply won't listen to them. You know how they are making this game accessible to newbies? They are making a tutorial. That's it. They are going to tell people how one plays the game, upgrades ****, gets into convenants...and...that's it? After the tutorial Dark souls 2 will begin.
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DragonKnight  +   1020d ago
Miyazaki has nothing to do with Dark Souls 2. Nothing at all. They forced him out. Shibuya is in charge of this one and the things he's said are leading people to believe that Namco is pushing accessibility. You must not have paid attention.
theDECAY  +   1019d ago
I'm a pretty sure, although not directing, he is still involved in the production, and overseeing the finalized game.
Roccetarius  +   1019d ago
I don't think a lot of people know it, or wants to acknowledge it, but he does indeed not have anything to do with the game anymore.

The only thing he was involved with, was to get the team in place. After that he got kicked off to work on something else. That's what was revealed in the latest interview.
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DragonKnight  +   1019d ago
@theDECAY: Nope. They gave him an honorary "supervisor" title (because that's how they do things in Japan) and moved him to something else. According to Namco, it was a joint Namco and FromSoft decision, but that's just a polite way of Namco saying "we want mo money, so we changin' things foo'." Miyazaki must not have liked the proposed changes and was removed from the project altogether.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1020d ago
"Death confirmed."
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r21  +   1020d ago
I feel like "Death Beckons Again" would work seeing as its Dark Souls 2
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Zodiac  +   1020d ago
I'ts Dark.
Chapulin  +   1020d ago
Embrace Death
Reverent  +   1019d ago
I like this one tbh^
Jakens  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 3: Now with easy mode
Dark Souls 3: Pay $$ for extra health
Dark Souls 3: Kid Tested Mother Approved
Dark Souls 3: Not a Square Enix Title
camel_toad  +   1020d ago
Dark Souls 2: The Sequel to Dark Souls
59fifty  +   1020d ago
Dark Souls 2: Dying to Live
belac09  +   1020d ago
"The Death of a Series"...I hope not, but we will see.
stuntman_mike  +   1020d ago
mine would be:

Dark Souls 2: I didn't finish the first one!
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Kirnisorey  +   1020d ago
Prepare to die again, for the first time, for the last time
2v1  +   1020d ago
Dark souls : we are less satanic
MightyPatapon  +   1020d ago
Life is Pain, Death is Dark.

Dark Souls II.
nugnugs  +   1019d ago
That sounds like an aftershave advert script.
goldwyncq  +   1020d ago
Dark souls: Have a Nice Death
GreenRanger  +   1020d ago
This series will get easier and easier as it goes along to appeal more to the casuals, which greatly outnumber hardcore gamers.
Dark Souls: "Rock hard Edition".
Dark Souls II: "Semi Edition".
Dark Souls III: "ED Edition".
Dark Souls IV: "I'm A Lady Now Edition".
cleft5  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2: "For Casuals"
Voity81  +   1019d ago
Praise the death.
Ac7iVe  +   1019d ago
Everyone needs to go sign the dark souls 2 wii u petition, it needs to be on ever console. If you alrdy signed it make up another .
Donnieboi  +   1019d ago
blackstrr411  +   1019d ago
No. WiiU is a waste
Ac7iVe  +   1019d ago
How can any of you Wii u haters call yourself gamers lol true gamers will play regardless of console its on and graphics don't make great game, and ya I love Nintendo but I don't discriminate against other consoles, each bring things others don't.
colony  +   1019d ago
Your right. Its all about the games.... in witch the wii u does not have. and will not have in the near future
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Ac7iVe  +   1019d ago
They don't have games because they just launched the system. I guess ppl forgot when 360 first launched all u can play was kameo for the longest time and geometry wars. It took a good year or two to really pick up steam. And no there won't be games cuz ppl bash on the system and freaks out the devs. Don't forget Nintendo always has something up their sleeves.
Jakens  +   1019d ago
Maybe Nintendo can release a (TRUE) next gen console.
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1019d ago
if it does happen. imagine Mario in Dark Souls as a playable character. LOL
Reverent  +   1019d ago
That's exactly why I don't want it to happen.
e-p-ayeaH  +   1019d ago
welcome to die
PS_Family  +   1019d ago
Electric Boogaloo.
PaxPrinceps  +   1019d ago

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UnitSmiley  +   1019d ago
Christ, do we have to use facebook for everything now lol?
Heisenburger  +   1019d ago
Dark Souls 2: Dark Souls 2


Dark Souls 2: Afterbirth
dalibor  +   1019d ago
My Serbian instincts tell me Half Past Dead sounds just about right to me. You will come close to being dead so many times... or Dark Souls 2: Footsteps in the Dark (lame). Or Dark Souls 2: Today You Die.
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Swiggins  +   1019d ago
VsAssassin  +   1019d ago
I love the DS series and I don't want it to go away. However, if ever they're making this game more accessible, I really hope it's not in the same vein as EA has done with Dead Space 3. No microtransaction please. Imagine the tagline: "Prepare to die... all over again... but if you don't want to, buy stronger weapons and armors and use them for $0.99 a piece!"
squallcloud9  +   1019d ago
Death becomes you.
squallcloud9  +   1019d ago
If there's a tutorial then they should include an option to skip the hand-holding and reward veterans with special fan armor or something for completing that first challenge unaided.
Reverent  +   1019d ago
That's kind of how DS1 and DeS were. In DeS, if you beat the tutorial boss, you were taken to the Dragon God's lair where you would inevitably die anyways, but before so, you were given tons of good loot like crafting materials and such. In DS1, if you beat the Asylum Demon in the first attempt, you were given his ax/club thing which made a very powerful weapon throughout much of the beginning of the game.
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bluetoto  +   1018d ago
Except you could'nt use that powerful weapon until you had the stats to wield it, which you don't have in the beginning of the game.
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