'Dark Souls 2' Announced at VGAs with Spectacular Trailer

The biggest surprise at the VGAs was not Alison Haislip calling Gabe Newell "Gary," but the announcement ofDark Souls 2 with the epic CG trailer above.

Dark Souls is one of the most challenging and rewarding games to be released in ages, so the news of a sequel was well-received at the VGAs. And it was especially surprising—there was nary a whisper about the announcement ahead of time, and the Souls series has so far seen two iterations without a direct sequel.

Namco Bandai even confirmed that Dark Souls 2 will release this gen on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. While we'd love to play a Souls sequel on next-gen consoles, we'd rather play this one within the next year or so than have to wait any longer than that. There's been no official word on a release date, though.

Any Souls fans out there are going to want to read these quotes from the press release: