Dark Souls 2 'Aching Bones' trailer darkens the mood

Following the company's Dark Souls 2 release date announcement, publisher Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for From Software's upcoming sequel.

The publisher showed of a new trailer titled "Aching Bones" to mark the announcement that Dark Souls 2 will be released on March 11 in North America and March 14 in Europe.

It also confirmed a limited 'Black Armour' pre-order edition and a collector's edition of the game.

The pre-order exclusive Black Armour edition will feature the game in a steelbook case and the official soundtrack. The collector's edition package offers the steelbook case, a 12-inch statue of the Warrior Knight character, a fabric map, a hardbound art book, and the official Dark Souls 2 soundtrack.

Namco Bandai has said it will host a Dark Souls 2 closed beta on PS3, starting October 5 in European and US territories. Details on how to enter the closed beta have yet to be confirmed, though prospective testers have been urged to keep an eye on the game's Facebook page.

In a recent hands-on session with Dark Souls 2, CVG confirmed that the game retains a strict difficulty level, describing it as "beautiful and brutal".

Watch the trailer below:

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