Death is just about the only constant in Dark Souls, but it's the only way you'll learn, the only way you'll progress. In Dark Souls death is a powerful ally. Dark Souls II, if this launch trailer is anything to go by, is no different.
"You will die, that much is certain," is the first word spoken in this trailer, which I actually love.
I have a copy of Dark Souls in my Xbox 360 right this very second, but real life, with all its totally rubbish commitments has conspired against me. This trailer is a pretty good reason for me to chuck a sickie right now and go home and play.