Dark Souls 2 will be a heartwarming tale of empowerment, apparently

The Dark Souls series has a reputation of being big, hard, grueling games, but the raspy, warm voiceover in this new trailer for Dark Souls 2 wants to assure you that it’ll be OK. The tone is inspirational in a “these teams made it to the championship game” sort of way, and motivational in an “enlist in the army” sort of way, which is to say it goes against everything I associate with the series, which is mainly trembling for survival as the world around you degrades. But uh, yeah, maybe it’s also about the triumph of the spirit, who knows. 

Prepare to feel empowered.