Publisher Namco Bandai Games has announced that Dark Souls II is in development by FromSoftware. The game is set in a new land and stars a new hero that will be murdered in a million different ways before the credits roll. Series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is not directing the sequel but will be available in an advisory capacity. Dark Souls II is EDGE Magazine’s cover story for the coming month, and according to them, FromSoftware is walking the precipitous and dangerous path of keeping the game true to its unforgiving roots, and making it more accessible for newcomers. You can check out a reveal cinematic (courtesy of the Spike TV VGAs) right here.