Dark Souls 2 trailer sings a 'hollow lullaby'

Another look at Namco Bandai's anticipated sequel

A new Dark Souls 2 trailer has been released as publisher Namco Bandai ramps up for the game's March launch.

The short clip offers a cinematic look at the protagonist taking on a giant dragon and other predictably formidable challenges.

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The Dark Souls 2 release date is March 11 in North America and March 14 in Europe for PS3 and Xbox 360. A PC edition of the game will follow "shortly" after.

As previously announced, the pre-order-only Black Armour Edition will be available upon launch, boasting a metal case housing the game disc and official soundtrack.

A Dark Souls 2 Collector's Edition will also be made available, which bundles the Black Armor Edition content when pre-ordered, along with a 12-inch Warrior Knight statue, art-book, map and the official Dark Souls 2 soundtrack.

Gamers who pre-order the Dark Souls 2's Black Armour Edition or Collector's Edition will receive early access to the Black Armor Weapons packs, gaining access to a total of five weapon packs available at the beginning of the game.