Dark Souls 2: New Engine Allows for Subtler Forms of Expression and Gimmicks

By   /   3 years ago

The unveiling of Dark Souls 2 at E3 was both exciting and a bit confusing. Exciting because the original Dark Souls was a masterpiece and confusing because it really looked identical to the first Dark Souls as well. Considering that every publisher was presenting something jaw-dropping in light for the next-gen consoles; Dark Souls 2 pretty 2 much looked the same.

So will Dark Souls 2 provide us with an entirely new experience or not? Yui Tanimura, co-director of the game says it will.

Speaking with Polygon, Tanimura expressed his “long-held desire to include subtler expressions in the game”, which the game’s new engine will help do so. The game’s new particle system will allow for a heightened sense of gameplay and enable players to “dive in and immerse themselves within the actual gameplay and feel as if they are actually part of the game itself.”

“The idea of gimmicks in the game is now doable with this new engine,” Tanimura continued. “Things like representing an enemy that is perhaps off-screen but with movement of shadows, or that kind of expression in the game. It’s something that [I] always wanted to do but wasn’t able to do with the previous engine.”

“There’s a lot of ideas like that. We don’t want to give everything away, but those kinds of things are small things that we wanted to express, and with this engine we think we can do that.”

Dark Souls 2 is confirmed for release next year. Platforms have not been mentioned and I hope they do a better PC port; provided they actually decide to do it.

Featured Videos

Join the Conversation

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   2 months ago
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter …

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   2 months ago
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   2 months ago
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   2 months ago
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   3 months ago
Load More