FromSoftware is giving Demon's Souls fans more of the punishing same with Dark Souls, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 follow-up to 2009's brilliant and unforgiving role-playing game. Here is Dark Souls' first glorious trailer.

Formerly known as Project Dark, Dark Souls appears to deliver more tense dungeon crawling, strategic combat and innovative online multiplayer features. Dark Souls will futz with the Demon's Souls formula by offering a bigger, more open world and new combat mechanics. Players will fight all-new twisted creatures and even bigger beasts in Dark Souls, which looks to further expand the way players connect to each other online. Oh, there will also be dragons with shields and giant rats!

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine recently detailed some of Dark Souls new features.

Namco Bandai, publisher of Dark Souls, has released all-new screen shots and artwork from the PS3 and Xbox 360 game, which you can peruse in the following gallery.

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Dark Souls is slated for a release in North America and Europe by holiday 2011.