The announcement came in the form of a CG trailer which featured an intriguing set of images. It began with a warrior in a thick wood, an armored hand covered in blood, a sunlit mountain cliff, and more. The trailer jumps from one scene to the next, following the warrior in his tireless, painful journey. At one point a cloaked woman interacts with the warrior, and can also be seen looking out upon a distant castle without name or purpose.
A press release issued after the VGA announcement explains that Dark Souls II will feature a new character and a new storyline. It will also feature a "server-based multiplayer mode." Furthermore, the press release notes that "Dark Souls II will continue a legacy of goading its passionate fan base with unrelenting challenge and suffering that are considered a hallmark of the series; while presenting new devilishly devised obstacles for players to overcome."
Dark Souls II will be available for the PlayStation 3, PC, and the Xbox 360.