E3 2015 Coverage – Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3 will be released in early 2016 according to the recent E3 announcement trailer.

The third instalment of the franchise has been rumoured ever since screenshots were leaked online earlier this month showing some pictures of the game’s environments. It comes off the back of From Software’s PlayStation 4 release, Bloodbourne, which was extremely well received and achieved a 92 score on Metacritic.

Fans of the previous Dark Souls games will notice that it looks very similar and seems to follow the themes of the other games. The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the game but it’s fairly safe to assume it will use a similar combat style to the previous titles and follow the same kind of pseudo-RPG template. The games are infamous for their ruthless difficulty and fans should expect more of that in this instalment which will likely take place after the events of Dark Souls 2.

This won’t be the last instalment in the Dark Souls franchise however as series creator Hidetaki Miyazaki said in his E3 press conference, ““First of all, this is not the final product for the Dark Souls series, however I believe it’s the turning point for the Dark Souls series.”

The game will be released purely on PC and next generation consoles and only has a rough release date of early 2015.

Seamus McDonnell


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