Dark Souls 2 has unleashed the supreme brutality found within the confines of its game world out into the internet in the form of a new, official trailer and a few screenshots. Even though these are just bits of media, you're probably better off preparing to die anyway.

The trailer definitely sets the mood of the game, which looks darker, more menacing, but still somewhat full of Gothic beauty. The castles, campfires, and the sense of foreboding that comes with every step forward are all back, daring fans to once again try their hand at conquering punishing new challenges.

Watch the trailer and check out the screens below, then let us know if you're prepared to die once more. No solid release date has been set, but the game will make its way to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 sometime this year, so train yourselves for the hardcore role-playing action!