‘Dark Souls 2′ To Be More Approachable; Fans Petition To Bring It To Wii U

Dec 9, 2012 by  

Dark Souls 2 Approachable Fan Petition

Dark Souls 2 came as a big shock at this year’s Spike VGA’s. Though a sequel was to be expected, fans likely weren’t expecting a reveal so soon. Fans likely weren’t expecting the game to be more “approachable” either.

Now, before we raise our pitch forks at From Software, it needs to be understood that “approachable” doesn’t mean easier. Rather, Dark Souls 2 will be more straightforward and direct than its predecessors. This is due to a change in development, as series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has stepped aside; his role being filled by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura. Shibuya considers himself as “more direct than subtle,” and as such the final game will reflect his personality.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the game will be any easier than past titles. Miyazaki is still supervising development of the game, and Namco promises all the challenge players expect from the series.  Accessibility, though commonly seen as a dirty word by the gaming community is actually quite important and it sounds like Shibuya and Tanimura are trying to make Dark Souls 2 as accessible as possible without sacrificing what made Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls so enticing.

Dark Souls Wii U Petition

With all of this talk of accessibility, it’s interesting that Dark Souls 2 won’t be making it’s way to the Wii U. Players would expect that if From Software and Namco want to expand the series, that would include more console launches as well; however, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Thankfully, fans have started a petition to bring Dark Souls 2 to the Wii U (we’ve included a link at the bottom of the page). With the similarities in hardware between the Wii U and PS3/Xbox 360, a port certainly sounds feasible – making it quite odd that Namco/From Software have chosen to leave out Nintendo’s latest console. Last year, fans also petitioned to bring Dark Souls to PC, which turned out to be a rousing success – even if the port left something to be desired. Let’s hope gamers will once again convince Namco to bring the series to another platform.

Dark Souls 2 releases in 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Source: CVG, Dark Souls 2 Wii U Petition

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  1. well in all honesty the way i see it, if you want a game, and it seems its not coming to your system, then either live with it or get a 2nd console and enjoy what the 2nd one has to offer as well…

  2. Interesting… an effort to make a game more accessible, while at the same time making it completely inaccessible to an emerging market.

  3. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing so far. Guess we are just going to have to wait and see, but in all honesty I really hope that it follows its predecessors as closely as possible because although they were vague and difficult they were exceptionally well made games and and Dark Souls in my oppinion gave just enough of a hint without coming straight out and saying, go do this and you can move on. One of the many things I personally loved about that game.

  4. i wish they would be the first on marketplace. cant find it anywhere in Singapore.

  5. Totally makes sense to not invest development in Wii U version yet, since the console is selling on average only 1.2 games per console and half of that is Mario.

    The 3rd party market is on the established consoles which have the same technical prowess, but larger communities.

  6. Dark souls 2 will be an amazing game just as the case with Demon’s Souls and the first Dark Souls. Honestly, it just doesn’t make since for this game to be on Wii U. If you are a “Wii U gamer” if there even is such a thing, then you probably don’t have the skills to even finish a Souls game. If you want to play this game, then buy a real system. Anyone who sees Nintendo as their preferred system doesn’t know anything about games. Let’s face it, Nintendo was good back in the day, but now the only type of games it really has are family or children’s games-just go to gamestop and check out the Nintendo section. They would probably have to dumb down the graphics on Dark Souls 2 for it to even work on the Wii U.

    • Oh man, glad you clarified that for me. I would hate to not be able to develop video gaming skills on a Wii U vice a “Real” Console. Cause without videogaming skills I wouldn’t be able to….play videogames. What does the Wii U do again? It plays videogames…Hmmm…games on Wii U must be hard if I shouldn’t learn to play games on that console. Thanks for the advice!

    • Cunt.

    • Or you could consider us multi-console gamers, who get every trophy on Dark Souls but still love some Zelda and Mario. Yeah.

  7. can i get for xbox 360 so i can download on torrent.if you wont support Wii U ill get it for free on modded xbox. lol now vagina-sorry-

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