Just one of the new and exclusive items you can only get in New Game + and onwards…

Once you’ve beaten the final boss, you have the option to continue to play in the same ‘world’ as before or you can rest at the Majula bonfire and refresh the game again.

This time though the world changes slightly and there’s new enemies, new items and new surprises in store. Oh, and enemies hit much harder and have much more health this time too. But … you do get to keep all your weapons, stats and rings from before (you’ll lose all the keys and Fragrant Branch of Yores though).

Even at the very beginning there’s a - nasty - surprise in store and from them on it only gets more intense! There’s substantially more Dark Spirits here and you’re also much more likely to be invaded by a human-controlled opponent.

In many ways, New Game + is the real Dark Souls 2 and the first run was just a practice session. Good luck!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    5 May 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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You are an Undead, the bearer of a curse, who has gone “hollow” and half mad searching for a cure to restore your humanity. You have arrived in Drangleic, a place rumoured to harbour powerful souls that can help you regain your humanity and avoid this terrible fate. You must seek out these souls and save yourself and others from a fate worse than death itself. But it will not be easy…

  • A full game walkthrough.
  • The main differences between Dark Souls 1 and 2.
  • Keeping the Grim Reaper at bay with our top 10 essential survival tips.
  • An in-depth guide to the most important thing in Dark Souls 2 - the combat.
  • The character builds that saw us sail through the single-player story mode.
  • Learn what the new covenants do (and what you need to do to be able to join them all).
  • All the bosses made easy with helpful HD videos!
  • NPC info and much, much more!

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