Today, Sony Entertainment and Atlus announced that the online servers for Demon’s Souls will shut down next year on February 28th. The game, which mixed online and single-player elements, will transform into something completely different. This asks the question: how do we preserve experiences tied to online features?
Every Dark Souls game is actually two games: 1) the game itself and 2) an ongoing competition to beat it with every completely unsuited object known to man, up to and including the kitchen sink. Honestly, though, I think a sink would make for a more intuitive controller than bananas.
The Ringed City offers one final hurrah for Dark Souls 3. The most stunning moment involves a surprising boss fight with a creative twist.
Dark Souls 3's final DLC, The Ringed City, seeks to close the curtain on the series. With some of the best environments in the series and imaginative boss fights, it feels like a fitting end. Even as I shed no tears at the passing.
One of Dark Souls 3's most difficult bosses has been defeated in dizzying self challenge. The accomplishment is full of unbelievable parries and stripping.
Dark Souls speaks its own distinct language. The more you play, the easier that language is to understand. Dark Souls 3’s new Ashes of Ariandel DLC doesn’t really teach us many new words, but it’s still nice to have a new chapter.
Dark Souls III’s player-versus-player trailer dropped yesterday. It features an epic 3v3 multiplayer battle.
During a recent round table at Namco Bandai headquarters in Tokyo, I asked From Software’s Hidetaka Miyazaki about the future of Dark Souls, as well as what else the studio is working on. The good news is yes, a new Armored Core is coming. The bad news is that, at least for the foreseeable future, more Dark Souls is…
The first DLC pack for Dark Souls III comes out October 25, Namco Bandai said today. It’s called Ashes of Ariandel and will add to the game “a brand new environment filled with terrifying new enemies, challenges, and exciting lore.” Costs $15.
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.
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.
Hot dogs and hamburgers are great, and all. But wouldn’t a barbecue be even cooler with a comforting flask of estus soup, courtesy of Dark Souls 3?
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.
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.