The good news, Dark Souls II will be bigger and badder than the original.
The bad news? It won’t be getting any DLC.
As we know, Dark Souls II will be under new creative direction, with Hidetaka Miyazaki only helping in a creative capacity. That creative input, however, has taken a surprising turn considering the recent slew of DLC post-release of Dark Souls .
In an interview with 4Gamer, however, Miyazaki reassures fans that the series is in good-hands with Tomohiro Shibuya.
“As far as developing games, Mr. Shibuya has far more experience than I do…He understands exactly what it takes to do a great job and we’re on the same page regarding where we’d like to take the Dark Souls franchise. I fully trust him and his judgment.”
The interview provides a mix of details. It will take place in the same world and use the same map. The game will not be open-world, nor will it be a direct sequel. During the interview, Miyazaki also confirmed that Dark Souls II will not have DLC as an effort to stay true to Demon’s Souls.
In an age where DLC seems to come with every major release, this is a surprising decision. Does this disappoint you?
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