Dark Souls 2 Getting Minor Facelift
When the developers behind Dark Souls 2 said they were going to stick with the core components of Dark Souls, they really meant it. Redditors translated a Famitsu feature which details four character classes and a few new things.
Guard break is a new special attack which redditors described as a "riposte, except after breaking someone's guard".
L3 will be used for jumping when running.
While usikng a two-handed bow, pressing R1 will shoot from the left quiver while R2 will shoot from the right.
Soul Arrow, soul spear, and an explosive soul spear magic
A buffing spell which increases attack and defense
Dark Orb/Sphere that steals stamina
Life gem, stronger life gem.
Grass that restores spell count and a better version of that grass
Bom with magic damage
Other than item and attack/magic tweaks, you can check out the videos for the rest of the classes below. It seems like the warrior is the easiest, with Dual Swordsman, Temple Knight, and Sorcerer in descending order of difficulty. I much prefer to use a magic user, but with how difficult Dark Souls is I would most likely rage quit after dying 50 times in the first hour. Oh well.