Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

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    Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by >Brave< on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:52 pm

    The dark souls II trailer has taken most of us by storm especially people who didn't see it coming. Like with most trailers it sometimes reveals small hints to whats going to be in the game itself. Even though it was only about 2 min worth of information and eargasms I think there's enough there for Souls analysts to break it to its dark secret.

    Anyway, I saw..

    - Enhanced dual wielding
    - Larger Over World
    - Non-location driven exploration

    Non-location driven just means to explore areas not related to getting from point A to point B. I.E. Painted World.


    EDIT: Watched the trailer again and thought about the Masked Men. First things that came to mind were "vinhelm spooks" and "Thieves from Chester's homeland"


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by XachAttack on Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:16 am

    The masks those dudes were wearing was the same kind of mask as that statue that opens Prissy's door in the Painted World.


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by AzureCrow on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:14 am

    This is the first "souls" trailer we've seen completely devoid of shields, he doesn't even use one against a freakin dragon. This could just be the developers saying that he's a badass and doesn't need any damn shields but more likely the lack of shields and the subsequent crests they carry seems like a statement that they're departing away from the classical background of knights seeking honor.

    Most likely we can expect a darker more arduous adventure for the main character. Possibly even based during the initial outbreak of undead when the hunts are at their most brutal. Also If speculation about the opening of Dark Souls is on track and people are branded with the intention of making them undead the woman we see may have gone so far as to resurrect a fallen hero/love in order to accomplish some goal.
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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by StarScarJenova on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:39 am

    I have a ton of ideas flying through my head, both good and bad.

    I truly hope they don't try to mainstream dark souls in an attempt to make it like the elder scrolls series, Jesus I pray that that isn't shibuyas goal.

    Anywho, there's a few things I think are happening here. First thing is that this installment will still take place after the fall of the dragons. I know a dragon looking alot like kalameet is shown and some speculate that this would mean that DkS2 takes place during the war against the dragons, but I'm not leaning that way. The skeletal form of the dragon in the trailer points to their fall already.

    We also see our hero walking across the bridge at the start of the painted world and this leads me to speculate that the painted world is going to play a bigger role. Maybe velka will be manipulating some things, maybe we'll learn more about Priscillas passed, maybe ariamis is revealed in a more fleshed out sense! These are all possibilities that strike with an air surety for why else would the bridge be shown?

    This brings me to the masked individuals. At first I was thinking that they could be part of ciarans assassins, but then I remembered that she's the only one that wears the ceramic mask so then I moved to the painted guardians. This is holding onto the idea that ariamis' world is the focal land and maybe these masked individuals are the predecessors of that guardian force.

    I've heard some speculate that the woman in the trailer could be velka, but I lean towards ENB with this one. She looks far too common and apprehensive, not very god-like.

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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by tofucactaur on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:54 am

    I think it would be fairly cool getting hunted, I assumed the previous comment referred to humans hunting the undead? It would be pretty amazing being hunted by humans, fighting hollowed, fighting demons, a brutal journey, a struggle, constantly being attacked from all sides. I really like the idea of assassins and hunts for your character. It sort of reminds me of the idea of the black knights, although when this was announced I pictured a more open world in which randomised black knights were searching for you, wandering an open world, in fear of an encounter with one of these elite knights. It didnt really turn out like that. I imagined them never giving up chasing you aswell. Anyway, it would be really cool if there was some sort of system in which those porcelain masked characters played a role such as the one i mentioned. this comment is a little bit off topic.... anyway.....


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:54 am

    StarScarJenova wrote:I have a ton of ideas flying through my head, both good and bad.

    I truly hope they don't try to mainstream dark souls in an attempt to make it like the elder scrolls series, Jesus I pray that that isn't shibuyas goal.

    Anywho, there's a few things I think are happening here. First thing is that this installment will still take place after the fall of the dragons. I know a dragon looking alot like kalameet is shown and some speculate that this would mean that DkS2 takes place during the war against the dragons, but I'm not leaning that way. The skeletal form of the dragon in the trailer points to their fall already.

    We also see our hero walking across the bridge at the start of the painted world and this leads me to speculate that the painted world is going to play a bigger role. Maybe velka will be manipulating some things, maybe we'll learn more about Priscillas passed, maybe ariamis is revealed in a more fleshed out sense! These are all possibilities that strike with an air surety for why else would the bridge be shown?

    This brings me to the masked individuals. At first I was thinking that they could be part of ciarans assassins, but then I remembered that she's the only one that wears the ceramic mask so then I moved to the painted guardians. This is holding onto the idea that ariamis' world is the focal land and maybe these masked individuals are the predecessors of that guardian force.

    I've heard some speculate that the woman in the trailer could be velka, but I lean towards ENB with this one. She looks far too common and apprehensive, not very god-like.

    big grin

    And that Ciaran's assassins are all women and from the form and stature of the masked men we can assume that they are not women. In a trailer like this masculinity and femminity would be far more pronounced.


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Raem on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:10 am

    On minute 1:34 and 1:40 one can clearly see the images on the helmet of the Knight in the trailer. It depcits on the forehead a man with a sword slaying a reptile with wings and on the backsite it shows 2 reptiles with wings falling.

    I guess from this that the player is a dragonhunter and that dragons will play a huge role. Also maybe dragon apostles (white masks) ?

    I mean the trailer on the official Dark Souls II site.
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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by tofucactaur on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:54 am

    yeah they updated the websites with hd trailers


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Halicarnassis on Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:35 am

    guys what is the link to the official website?


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Juutas on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:20 am

    www.darksoulsii.com if I remember correctly


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by deadagain on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:00 pm

    It looks from the trailer that you will visit environments similar to Dks. You see blood fall on the ground and boil due to the heat. I think we will see a lot of dragons. Maybe something to do with the battle between the lords and dragons. I hope.


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Juutas on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:03 pm

    Environments don't please my eye just yet (except the grey forest scene was pretty awesome). I just don't dig that Mordor look that the one area had...


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by tinypantha on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:58 pm

    XachAttack wrote:The masks those dudes were wearing was the same kind of mask as that statue that opens Prissy's door in the Painted World.
    They wear porcelain masks meaning imo they are ciarans group of assassins.


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Djem on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:10 pm

    Hmm, as people before me speculated on here, it might be in a time where the Undead is widely hunted. The masked people attack our main character, who is an Undead. Masked people don't look like hollow to me, so they are making the decision to attack us with free will. And the masked people wear the same mask as the statue in the Painted World of Ariamis. As we know Painted World was made as a hiding away place for Priscilla, to stop her from being hunted if you would. We can make a connection there.

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    tinypantha wrote:They wear porcelain masks meaning imo they are ciarans group of assassins.

    It's not the porcelain mask which Lord's Blade's wear, because it only has two eye sockets.

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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:20 pm

    i'm guessing that those men in masks are actually clerics of the way of white, charged with hunting down the undead.
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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by GkMrBane on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:32 pm

    OMFG!!!! Its the pigmy and a prequel to tell use the story of how the dragons fell mostly by the hands of the pigmy. MUAHAHAHH!!!


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by Raem on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:43 pm

    GkMrBane wrote:OMFG!!!! Its the pigmy and a prequel to tell use the story of how the dragons fell mostly by the hands of the pigmy. MUAHAHAHH!!!

    I think playing as Gwyns firstborn would be the more likely option to that big grin

    Fighting dragons, getting the girl and founding Astora. Ef yeah ! big grin

    P.S. : The dragon in the trailer seems to lack eyeballs in his ,,normal" sockets.
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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by GkMrBane on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:51 pm

    I think the Pigmy has a better chance that is if its even a prequel.

    The main reason for this is Souls as a series has so far allowed you to create your ow character and in the lore it depicts the first born as male so that would limit some of the players.

    More likley the pigmy because it leaves alot to interpertaion.


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by GkMrBane on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:53 pm

    Raem wrote:
    GkMrBane wrote:OMFG!!!! Its the pigmy and a prequel to tell use the story of how the dragons fell mostly by the hands of the pigmy. MUAHAHAHH!!!

    I think playing as Gwyns firstborn would be the more likely option to that big grin

    Fighting dragons, getting the girl and founding Astora. Ef yeah ! big grin

    P.S. : The dragon in the trailer seems to lack eyeballs in his ,,normal" sockets.

    ohh and the dragon did you notice the weird stringy things hanging of its body. Could it be undead as well?


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    Re: Trailer breakdown (Speculations)

    Post by MosquitoPower on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:19 pm

    How about being able to carry a lit torch for light (maybe
    even as weapon).


    Skull lantern from Dark Souls just never looked right for a dungeon
    crawl.


    Also if they are talking about the “world in darkness” this
    means more dark areas like tomb of the giants? I am both excided and worried
    about that….

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