From Software's Demon's Souls follow-up Dark Souls won't be out in North America until next week, but this single feature has already sold me on the game. Apparently, if you invade another player's in-progress game with the intent of killing them, you can mimic a background object and burst forth with this imposing entrance animation using a well-timed emote.

This gesture can be interpreted in a number of ways, from "Who wants a piece of THIS?" to "Woo, party time!" to "Give me all of your hugs!" The fact that your character pops out of inanimate objects wielding ridiculous weapons just makes it that much more humorous/frightening. The head tilt really sells it, too.

Now I just need to finally commit myself to finishing Demon's Souls so I can move on to Dark Souls. Atlus recently extended its online server support into 2012, by the way, so it looks like I have another year to get into it, at least.

[via @MagicJames]