Dark Souls is a game that can crush your gamer ego and leave you wondering if you're the most pitiful player in the world; to the unprepared. To give players a fighting chance in Dark Souls 2 – out today – Publisher Bandai Namco is offering a warm, praise the sun, helping hand in this massive 40-minute tutorial video.

Presented by Good Game host “The Junglist,” with Australia-based Dark Souls expert VaatiVidya (after all what else is there to do in Australia besides surfing with tan women) guide gamers through at “Dark Souls 2 Comprehensive Guide.” A guide which explains everything from basic statistics, combat, and how to use health items – essentially tutorials left out of the first game and which are presumably fairly light in the sequel.

Dark Souls 2 launched today, March 11, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Windows PC version is inbound next month.

No, not THAT junglist

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[via Polygon]