Bandai Namco finally confirmed what we all suspected: Dark Souls 3 is coming in early 2016.
The company showed off a CG trailer for the latest sequel in From Software’s brutal action RPG series. We didn’t learn anything about the leaks from a few weeks ago, but hey, the game’s gonna kill you. We know that. It did, however, feature that enormous giant. I hope we don’t have to fight it. (I hope we have to fight it.)
The leaks suggested Dark Souls 3 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and possibly PC. (I’m sure it will come to PC.) Here are the other features that were suggested:
- 1-to-4 players
- A sacrifice ritual allows you to enter other games, but puts a bounty on your head
- It’s now possible to create bonfires
- The world can be altered in ways that change the bosses you fight
- Players can equip “swordfighting arts” that act as special moves
The press release is vague, describing Dark Souls 3 as “a dark and brooding fantasy adventure awaits players in a vast twisted world full of fearsome beasts, devious traps and hidden secrets.”
According a European press release for Dark Souls 3, though, this is the last Dark Souls game:
“The DARK SOULS brand became a phenomenon thanks to amazing work from our dear partners FromSoftware and our very own BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment teams”. said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “But above all, we are blessed to have such a supportive and loving community, and we are happy to dedicate this final episode to them!”
Bandai Namco confirmed series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is returning to the director’s chair on this, meaning he somehow balanced making Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 simultaneously?
Too much Dark Souls too quickly? Possibly. I’ll still play it.
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