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.
The idea began on the Dark Souls subreddit, which recently passed a 100,000 subscribers milestone. Global Restart Day is meant to celebrate that, “all in hopes of making the game as lively as when it was in its prime!”
That day is today, and original Dark Souls is now flooded with players.
“It’s been so long since I’ve heard the bell of the Gargoyles ringed by other players,” said reddit user nobuhiro. “It makes me very happy. Also, the amount of summoning signs are incredible.”
Dark Souls isn’t the same experience without other people, so if you’ve been looking for a reason to jump in and play, now’s a good time. The idea behind Global Restart Day isn’t to only play today; it’s to start another playthrough, engage in jolly cooperation, and celebrate a modern classic.