Dark Souls 2: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

6. There Are Several New Covenants Being Offered to Players

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Yui Tanimura, the co-director of Dark Souls 2, spoke to PCGamer.com about the new covenants that are being introduced in the game:

– Way of Blue: Covenant with divine protection of gods of Blue. When apostles of Blue are invaded by dark spirits, they can receive assistance from other Way of Blue members.
– Blue Sentinel: Covenant to protect the blue apostles from the merciless beings. He/she will be automatically summoned to the worlds of Blue apostles who have been invaded by dark spirits.
– Brotherhood of Blood: Covenant of immortality haunted by blood. Its purpose is to sacrifice blood for Nahr Alma, god of war. Repeated invasion to many player’s world.
– Heirs to the Sun: Worship of the sun, now a lost belief, was once widespread amongst great warriors. Covenant to worship the sun with its purpose to help other players.
– Bell Keeper: The twin bells symbolize the bond between two lovers who could never be united. The bell keepers are the eternal guardians of the bells.

7. Eight Starting Classes Are Being Offered

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The Wiki page for Dark Souls 2 has some info on the eight separate character classes that players can choose to give to their custom character:

– Warrior: A warrior that lives on the battle field. Has high Strength and Dexterity, making it easy to meet stat requirements for weapons. Has a shield from the beginning.

– Knight: A traveling knight. Has high Vigor and Adaptability allowing them to withstand many hits. Does not come equipped with a shield, so players need to be cautious at the beginning. Has fairly high Faith

– Swordsman: A swordsman with honed skills. Fights skillfully with weapons equipped in each hand. Equipped with an upgraded Scimitar and Longsword from the start.

– Bandit: A ruthless bandit. Has high Dexterity and can use a bow. Can react to both long range and short range threats. Best for players that want to create a Dexterity build.

– Cleric: A cleric on a pilgrimage. Their miracles and high Faith can show them the way forward. Has learned the Heal miracle from the start and can explore with persistence.

– Sorcerer: A wise sorcerer. Can command sorcery with high Intelligence and Attunement. Has learned Souls Arrow and is good at long ranged combat.

– Explorer: An explorer traveling through many lands. Does not excel in any particular area, but comes equipped with many items, allowing them to fight advantageously at the beginning of the game.

– Deprived: A nude person with an unknown background. Fights empty-handed. Their body itself is the proof of their existence. Starts at level 1 and therefore can grow in whatever way the player wishes to.

8. Early Reviews for the Game Have Largely Been Positive

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Several international gaming publications have already gotten their hands on review copies of the game. The final reactions to Dark Souls 2 have fell into the more positive realm, which should make worried fans a little less afraid of this sequel being a letdown. German gaming magazine M! Games awarded the game with a 90-percent fresh rating. The reviewer stated that the game will probably take up to an upwards of 60 hours to fully complete. Several other reviewers have went on to praise the game’s increased difficulty, dark atmosphere and improved graphics.

9. There’s A Collectors Edition Available

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The collector’s edition of Dark Souls 2 is coming with a nice slew of awesome bonus goodies for pre-orders. Here’s what’s included with this edition of the game:

– the “Black Armour Edition” of Dark Souls 2 (includes the metal game case)
– a 12-inch Warrior Knight figurine
– an authentic cloth game map
– the official game soundtrack (music composed by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba)

10. Plus There’s A “Black Armour Edition” Available for More Dedicated Fans

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For those who pre-order the game, they’ll automatically be put on the list to receive the “Black Armour Edition” once the game officially becomes available. This special edition of Dark Souls 2 comes with:

– the “Black Armour Edition” of Dark Souls 2 (includes the metal game case)
– the official game soundtrack (music composed by famed Japanese composer Motoi Sakuraba)

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