The official announcement was tempered by concerns over series' direction.
While the trailer has more narrative than the series' fans might expect, the visual is undoubtedly in keeping with the previous title.
'Dark Souls' and 'Demon's Souls' have a cult following, but have become increasingly more well-known, a stark contrast to when Sony originally passed on even bringing the game to the West.
Edge Online is reporting that the game has not one, but two new directors overseeing development exasperating concerns that a desire to get more people playing (and buying) the game may force an accessibility that will ruin the mystique present in the previous entries.
"There are many, after all, who have been put off by the series’ habit of obscuring its best assets from all but the most committed...On the other hand, isn’t the very nature of the Souls series about obfuscation and what it makes you work for? Aren’t its greatest pleasures about the slow crawl of discovery in a world that refuses easy interpretation? What would the series lose if it was made more explicit?... (T)he answers to these questions are in the hands of game directors new to the Souls series, Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura, who have taken the reins from Hidetaka Miyazaki."
Source: Edge Online