Namco Bandai have now confirmed that the banner NeoGAF user Gribbix spotted at the upcoming E3 venue was correct: tough as nails RPG Dark Souls II will be getting a March 2014 release.

It's key to mention that, despite there being a PS3 and Xbox 360 logo displayed, the same cannot be said for thePS4 or Xbox One, however this could just be merely a pending issue as the game has been confirmed for development on PC, and the Windows logo is also absent on the banner.

Personally, I'm surprised to see this level of advertising for a game this difficult and niche. I guess Namco Bandai weren’t kidding about investing the game with a AAA marketing budget!