“Enough death to leave you broken, time after time.”
As formidable, ominous and downright forbidding they might seem, these reverberating words certainly aren’t unreasonable where Dark Souls is concerned.
Bandai Namco released the launch trailer for the up and coming Dark Souls III yesterday. Cloaked in gothic majesty, a foreboding atmosphere and irrefutably dark surroundings, this Soulsian snippet is an undeniably fitting precursor to the full game’s mysterious endeavours.
Launching April 12, Dark Souls III will release for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The original Dark Souls will also be available via Xbox One’s backwards compatibility to those who digitally pre-order Dark Souls III.
The creator behind the Souls series, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has expressed his wishes to conclude the franchise with Dark Souls III. Now chief executive of From Software, Miyazaki stated in an interview with GameSpot that he wants the studio to pursue new ideas.
Earlier this year, new Dark Souls III screenshots were released, showcasing new armor, weapon sets and newfangled bosses. New Playstation 4 bundles were announced for Japan soon after, including a Souls-themed console alongside a copy of the up and coming game. The specifications for Dark Souls III have also been posted on Steam, allowing PC owners to assure their rig can run the game before purchasing the title.