Namco partners with FromSoftware; announces Dark Souls and Armored Core V
Namco have announced that they have partnered with FromSoftware, the talented developers behind the critically acclaimed Demon’s Souls and 3D Dot Game Heroes, to publish Dark Souls and Armored Core V in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls and will feature many of the same aspects from the game. Players will traverse an enormous open world filled with challenging monsters and treasures. We expect the difficulty to remain as impossible as ever too. Take a look at the debut trailer and see for yourself. The game will also include an online mode that appears to include co-op for those who find tackling enemies alone to be too difficult. If you’ve been itching for more Demon’s Souls, it looks like you’ve got it.
“FromSoftware has an excellent pedigree of producing remarkable fan-favorite games that have made a huge impact and invigorated their respective categories,” said Kenji Hisatsune president and CEO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The two upcoming games will exemplify this heritage while yet again introducing exciting new ways for gamers to experience these genres.”
Armored Core V is set to revolutionize the genre with it’s one-on-one mech battles and vast array of customizing options. In addition to a robust single player mode, the online component will feature massive team-based battles on a global scale.
“Combining the development power of FromSoftware with NAMCO BANDAI Games’ global publishing expertise will greatly benefit our upcoming projects,” said Eiichi Nakajima, studio head, FromSoftware, Inc. “We look forward to a successful partnership and delivering new revolutionary titles for gamers around the world.”