Want to get into Dark Souls II but feeling a little intimidated? Oft-Kotaku contributor The Junglist has teamed up with YouTube Souls-celeb Vatti to create an incredibly definitive, 40 minute long instruction manual for the game. This will be helpful for noobs and Souls veterans alike.
Despite being completely fresh from a playthrough of the first game, I was surprised by just how much I don't know about Dark Souls II. After playing for an hour yesterday much of the game felt familiar, but so much was new. Even small details, like combat subtleties, really threw me off guard. There's gonna be a lot of learning (read: dying) involved with this game.
If you're planning to start playing the game this Thursday, I reckon this is about as good a primer as you'll find.
Great job guys!