Dark Souls II Shows The Warrior, Temple Knight, Sorcerer And Dual Swordsman

By Ishaan . June 25, 2013 . 9:50am

From Software and Namco Bandai have released new videos of Dark Souls II via Famitsu.com, showing off four of the game’s playable classes—the Warrior, Temple Knight, Sorcerer and Dual Swordsman. Check the new in-game footage out below.





Temple Knight:






Dual Swordsman:



Dark Souls II is planned for release in March 2014. The game is in development for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can catch up on our recent interview with the game’s co-director here, where he discusses the effect of better enemy AI and dual-wielding.

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  • ndjn3979

    Dual Sword style is my favorite in melee games, but the DS2 version looks hella weak…

    • Exkaiser

      In what respect? He took those enemies out soundly, and quite efficiently. The only disappointment is that they picked the weakest enemies out of the four videos to showcase it on.


    Classes are a meaningless concept in Soul’s games though.

    • remote_viewer

      Not at all.

    • AdhesiveBoy

      I think “class” here is just another word for “build”.

    • Exkaiser

      They’re just character backgrounds, like in Dungeon Crawl- influencing what skills and items you begin the game with and not affecting further development.

    • Hunts Rattata

      They aren’t hard playstyle and moveset distinctions like other games, no, but if you’re into playing the game multiple times, then how the strengths and weaknesses of the different “starter kits” affect your options can introduce engaging wrinkles into your progression in the game.

  • Nitraion

    So Sorcerer and pyromancer is in one class now……
    its back to Demon soul series that Int stats matter to cast a Fire…
    but I still prefer to cast it with Pyro hand lol

  • Ferchenko

    wanna see the Moonlight greatsword! and sex!

  • Prinnydoom

    Hmmm Haven’t played dark souls before but this is shaping up to be a good game.

    • sandra10

      Dark (and Demon’s) Souls is pretty cheap right now. You should jump in and see why so many fawn over it. And DKS II isn’t coming out until March next year so you have plenty of time to finish it.

  • ChiffonCake

    Looking good. The animations look a little stiff, though? Hmm.

    Also, from the Temple Knight video, it looks like you can no longer interact with enemies’ corpses… aw.

    And dat backstab animation.

    • AndyLC

      I remember the first time a skeleton slumped over on top of me, for a split second I thought I was being grappled hahah

  • Saculogir

    That light sword spell *_*
    Looks like I might be going back to my DeS roots with a mage this installment.

  • Metalsnakezero

    The dual wielding looks to be realistic and I’m ok with that.

  • Sardorim

    Templar Knight because maybe some far off God, Goddess, or Something may have my back… Or it may make me a bigger target for death….

    • AndyLC

      DS has a way of revealing horrible truths to you about what is really behind a religion

      Demon’s Souls has a wizard (they are rivals with the clerics) who crytpically says “If those fools knew what their ‘god’ really was…”

  • Hmm, I think I might try duel wielding it this time.

    • Surgeon of Death

      I second this. Also that robe is so zangetsu. I want it!

    • AndyLC

      Now imagine doing that with two dragon bone crushers heheh

  • Neophoton

    Dual wielding it is!

  • I’ll pick whatever class has the least amount of points at start. I’ll distribute stats and pick my own gear, thank you XD

  • MrTyrant

    I never wanted to play as a mage/sorcerer I wonder if I won’t be in a lot of disadvantage here? because I felt very oppressed using that kind of build unlike the others.

    I love the dual style.

    • Ferrick

      from the looks of it, the sorceror archetype seems to be buffed, unlike in DkS, where they are outshined by other archetypes, especially pyromancers

      • Hunts Rattata

        Sorcery and Pyromancy could both trivialize most every boss and enemy that wasn’t heavily resistant to Magic or Fire damage, respectively, and with little investment.

    • Exkaiser

      I played as a sorcerer class in Demon’s Souls and felt I had a pretty big advantage, especially early game.

      • AndyLC

        Being a Sorcerer in Demon’s Souls is like being Megaman in Mario World.

  • Ferrick

    hmm… dual wield style or gandalf style… i wonder which will make kano scream more >=} [insert evil laugh here]

  • Looking very nice in all the combat styles shown. I’m very excited to be getting to play this in March. Cannot wait to see what the plot and environments are like now!

  • LightGenx

    Really digging the Temple Knight

  • Brion Valkerion

    Bow and arrow looks pretty viable as a build now! the arrows were so slow in the other 2 games that it was hard to comprehend playing the whole game with them, but this time looks like it could hopefully be a thing.

    And yay Temple Knight returns!

    • Asura

      It’s hard to comprehend playing the whole game with just one weapon in the first place.

      As far as viability, Composite and Pharis Bow easily get you through Dark Souls.

  • Exkaiser

    I’m most excited about those enemy kick combos! Diggin’ that animation.

    • AndyLC

      I hope players can use those too!

  • PiggyBacon

    Temple Knight looks badass. I like playing the role of characters like Paladins that can heal and dish out a ton of damage with heavy weapons like maces and halberds. Sorcerer looks pretty cool too. I might choose Sorcerer on my second playthrough cause they look like the perfect boss killers with their powerful spells.

  • AndyLC

    Looks great.

    I wonder if stealthy backstabby gameplay can become viable in this though, the previous DS titles you need to fight your way through so starting off as a knife guy is pretty sucky. And even as a knife guy you spend most of your time fighting stuff head on.

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