If you’ve ever died in a videogame and thought “that was fun; I think I’ll do it 1,000 more times!” then you’ve either been playing too much Super Meat Boy or Demon Souls.

It seems as though our friends in the Far East love dying too: Kotaku reports that Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to Demon Souls, is the best selling game in Japan at the moment! The first game was extremely challenging yet satisfying, and the team at From Software have made it clear that the sequel will be even more difficult.

I can’t wait to get my hands on Dark Souls when it’s finally released here in the States on October 4th on the Xbox 360 and PS3. It’ll make me weep for the day when game developers decide to give gamers only one life per playthrough . . .

Here’s an awesome trailer for the game. I dare you to not be excited after viewing it. :)