It’s been a few months since Dark Souls 3 came out, and speedrunners have greatly reduced their times due to a glitch that lets them cut through huge parts of the game. This run took only 36 minutes and 43 seconds!
Between directing Bloodborne and co-directing Dark Souls 3, From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki has kept busy. As he works on Dark Souls 3's downloadable content, Miyazaki must consider the future of From Software and what’s after Souls. Here’s what the designer had to say.
Few things have frustrated the Dark Souls 3 community in the past few months as the ongoing debate over what the game’s “poise” stat does. While I don’t have an answer to that question, I can pass on an apology from series director and From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki.
With Dark Souls III out, From Software is hard at work at upcoming DLC. But what about a sequel? Don’t hold your breath just yet. Hidetaka Miyazaki says the studio has three projects in development, and none of them are Dark Souls sequels.
It’s been almost five years since the release of Dark Souls, and most people have moved onto other games. But a group of hardcore fans aren’t letting the game die without a fight, resulting in today’s Global Restart Day.
Dark Souls 3 has been getting patches on a regular basis, since the game was released in April. But for hardcore fans, the release of a patch is only the beginning; then, the community has to find out what the patches do.
People beat the Dark Souls games in all sorts of ridiculous ways. This one might be the weirdest.
Dark Souls 3's anti-cheating patch on PC has been re-released, and early reports suggest it doesn’t have the annoying stuttering that plagued the first one. We might not know what poise does in Dark Souls 3 yet, but at least you’re able to play with less fear now.
Salt & Sanctuary, both a 2D take on Dark Souls and an excellent game, is now available on PC. Previously, it’d only been out on PS4, and it’s coming to Vita...eventually. If you’re looking for something to fill the Dark Souls 3 void until the DLC arrives later this year, this is a good option.
First-person mods in this third-person series are nothing new, but they’ve previously been fairly janky affairs. This one looks good enough to trick you into thinking it’s meant to be in the game.
Just in time for Dark Souls 3, Jameserton, a really dedicated fan, finished his animation about his painful journey through Dark Souls 2 and all its locations and bosses.
Dark Souls: The Board Game was a smashing success on Kickstarter, raising a whopping $5.4 million over the last month. It’s not due to arrive until April 2017, but clearly, there’s a market for more Dark Souls material.
It’s been a messy few weeks for Dark Souls 3 on PC. It’s a terrific game, but cheating has been rampant, and From Software hasn’t been clear about how they’re going to solve it. So when a patch showed up this weekend, promising to fix things, it was good news! It also, uh, broke the game.
Mimics are just the worst in Dark Souls III. So, role-playing as one during invasions is a fantastic way to have some fun and troll invaders.
Poise, which allows players to take hits without staggering, has been one of the more important stats in the previous Dark Souls games. In the weeks after Dark Souls 3's release, players discovered the poise stat doesn’t seem to impact anything. Was it glitched? From Software has an answer: no.
It’s possible to beat Dark Souls 3 and have no idea what really happened. Fortunately, MoonlightButterfly on YouTube has been meticulously making sense of the series’ complicated storytelling by turning them into movies.
There are a million stats to consider when building a Dark Souls character, but there’s a very useful online tool that lets you plan them out way in advance.