Dark Souls players looking for a more... unique challenge may want to follow the lead of a Japanese player who opted to punch his way through the game's first boss, the massive Asylum Demon. No weapons, no spells, just bare knuckle brawling.

This herculean feat of the hands looks like it took the better part of an hour to accomplish, but the video's creator has sped it up to a 7 minute long reel of demon butt punching. I can't imagine playing the entirety of Dark Souls this way, nor would I recommend it. But it's certainly an accomplishment... of some sort.

[Via NeoGAF/Game Informer]

You can contact Michael McWhertor, the author of this post, at mike@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.