Dark Souls 2 releases this week, and to prepare newcomers Bandai Namco has released a lengthy video explaining the game's many cryptic systems.
The below video, presented by Australian Dark Souls expert VaatiVidya and former Good Game host The Junglist, explains everything from stats, the ins-and-out of combat, and even when to use your health items (hint: when you're not getting belted by an enemy).
The 40 minute video features some in-game footage but is otherwise spoiler free.
Dark Souls 2 releases this week for PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will release next month.