Prepare to Die (Of Excitement)
Are you ready to die, dust yourself off, die again, die once more and then achieve victory in Dark Souls II? Then you'll be as giddy as a schoolgirl like I am with these new screenshots both answering questions while raising new ones. Theres a distinct focus on the covenants, with new info revealed of them. The Darkwraiths, the covenant devoted to invading other worlds and hunting down other players is now "The Brotherhood of Blood" the Warriors of Sunlight, the more helpful covenant devoted to being summoned by other players and helping them overcome the challenges they face is now "Heirs of the Sun" and can be seen praising the sun. The Darkmoon Blades, the covenant you join when you want to serve up some justice on invaders is now "The Blue Sentinels."
However, there's a mysterious aura on some of the phantoms and you can see two phantoms of the same color (in both red and blue) fighting each other, one with an aura, one without that raises my curiosity. Also there is what seems to be a black phantom called "The Bellkeeper" which could either be a player or just special enemy. There are also some pictures of some massive enemies that remind me of the stone giants from the Artorias of the Abyss DLC for the original Dark Souls. Take a look for yourself and remember "Trap Ahead"