Dark Souls II — the direct sequel to the ponderous, unforgiving, impenetrably awesome Dark Souls — is currently in development. We know that. But will it be released in 2013? That's less clear. In an interview with Edge, the game's co-director Tomohiro Shibuya claims that Dark Souls II is roughly 25% complete. When you consider development on the game began back in September 2011, we can hold out little hope of the game being released in 2013.
Shibuya also discussed issues of accessibility in Dark Souls, and we suspect some may be a little disappointed with what he had to say.
"A lot of elements were very subtle in Dark Souls, and that was something that was characteristic to Dark Souls," he said. "But I personally am the sort of person who likes to be more direct instead of subtle, so I think that part of me will [result in] a difference [for] players when they pick up Dark Souls II. It will be more straightforward and more understandable."
For the full interview head here.