Dark Souls had the best art. The bosses were imaginative, scary and bloody massive, not to mention tough. Gravelord Nito was a giant Grim Reaper, built from skeletons, shrouded in a cape of darkness and wielding a great scythe. Totally boss.
Now the first scrapings of art have peeled off the Dark Souls 2 development wall and fluttered onto the internet, into the hands of All Games Beta.
Expect chariots pulled by two-headed skeleton horses with blades jutting out from their wheels; expect fancy yet practical-looking armour; expect a dwarf with a big axe and beard; expect a gnarled staff with the skeleton of a bird shoved mouth first on the end.
It's not much to go on, but hey, it's Christmas.