FromSoftware teases sequel to Dark Souls
- Posted April 5th, 2012 at 19:02 EDT by Timothy Nunes
In an interview with Gametrailers.com, Masanori Takeuchi and Eiichi Nakajima, head of research and development of FromSoftware and executive producer respectively, tease a potential continuation of the Souls series.
When asked about the future of the Souls series, Takeuchi responded, "Of course, it's not over yet... You have to go back to our roots, which is King's Field. We've made many games in that series. We've always been enamored by dark fantasy action RPGs. That's just been our core DNA and I think we'll continue to utilize that."
Takeuchi also pointed out in the interview a few other topics of interest, including the potential for a PC version of the Souls game and how mobile devices have changed the development game for the company. "We like to do new things and new challenges will help us mature and grow as a developer. Smart phones and tablets are an interesting challenge for us."
Nakajima mentioned the option to develop for both the PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS: "If you look at the install base of the two different types — 3DS and PS Vita versus smart phone and tablets — they're incredibly different. Trying to find a way to appeal our content, the sort of games that we're good at, to a new audience is going to be a challenge."
Both Dark Souls and Demons Souls have sold a very successful amount of game copies, and the notion that FromSoftware may dabble into other mediums could really diversify its gaming productions and allow its content to reach more people globally.