"You will die. That much is certain." Well gosh, that's encouraging.
The latest trailer for Dark Souls 2 promises exactly what fans of the classic adventure game will be wanting to hear - lots and lots of infuriating death, monsters from the depths of your nightmares and swords.
Having played a near-finished demo of the latest instalment, we can attest that you really will spend a great deal of this game watching your arrow-filled corpse slump to the ground. And you're going to love every grim second of it.
Dark Souls 2 arrives PlayStation 3 and Xbox on 14 March, and on PC on 25 April
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