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8:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow

Fresh off its new Crown of the Sunken King DLC, From Software has updated and tweaked Dark Souls II for everyone. Weapons have been balanced (with extra or decreased damage depending on the item), and spells have be...

Chris Carter


5:45 PM on 07.22.2014

Dark Souls dev From wants to do more Japanese-style games

From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke to Famitsu about wanting to expand their catalog with more Japanese-style games, presumably along the lines of past From games Tenchu and Otogi.  Miyazaki said their curr...

Steven Hansen



Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King photo
Review: Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King
by Chris Carter

2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than both), but having played it prior to launch without any hints or guides, I heartily enjoyed getting lost in its labyrinthine tunnels and deadly arenas.

The Crown of the Sunken King DLC expands that goodness by about five to ten hours depending on your skill level, and even if it's one of the less remarkable levels in the game, it's still worth playing.

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7:30 PM on 07.15.2014

One week to go: More Dark Souls II DLC screens while we wait

The last batch of images for Crown of the Sunken King left me anticipating this Dark Souls II DLC which is, oh good, only a week off. There's more where that came from. Using an item acquired in the DLC, players will reach th...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 07.08.2014

You can get your hands on Bloodborne at gamescom

Watching is one thing, but playing? Mmm. If you want to get your hands on From Software's next action-RPG -- and chances are you do -- you'll need to book a flight to Cologne, Germany for this year's gamescom in August. That'...

Jordan Devore



Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014 photo
Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014
by Steven Hansen

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click. 

Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full of games like I'm full of curry. And Destructoid is an island of misfit toys sort of collection of miscreants, not a hive mind. So let's see what tickled everyone else's earlobes this year. 

And, hey, now you can tell like 20 different people why they're wrong about games instead of just one! 

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This early footage of Bloodborne gives off a real Souls vibe photo
This early footage of Bloodborne gives off a real Souls vibe
by Jordan Devore

Before there was Bloodborne, From Software's creepy new action-RPG, there was "Project Beast." You remember the leaked video, I'm sure -- here's another one.

Keep in mind, this footage is old; it's taken from an earlier build than what was shown off at E3 this week. So you'll want to excuse the frame rate, the visual fidelity, and other technical details. With all of that said, actual gameplay! Yes sir, we're going to be right at home with Bloodborne.

[Thanks, Reaprar]

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1:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Enjoy these new Dark Souls II DLC screens before you cryogenically freeze yourself until July

In case you haven't heard, DLC is coming to Dark Souls II. Three add-ons in fact! The first up is Crown of the Sunken King, set to drop on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on July 22nd. To celebrate, Bandai Namco sent over some scre...

Chris Carter

11:44 AM on 06.11.2014

Bloodborne might not have the same death system as the Souls series

From Software's upcoming PS4 exclusive, Bloodborne, has some relation to the Souls series of games, but the death system may not end up working exactly the same.  In an E3 showing of the game, director Hidetaka Miyazaki ...

Dale North



Bloodborne, the bloody nightmare of your dreams photo
Bloodborne, the bloody nightmare of your dreams
by Dale North

Bloodborne began all the way back in 2012, long before the PS4 was done. Sony approached From Software, asking them to create a title for their new platform. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of Dark Souls, began work right away.

Now Japan Studio and From Software are finally showing off what was one of the biggest surprises of E3 2014. We enjoyed a behind-closed-doors showing of what's sure to be one of the hardest and freakiest exclusive games for the platform.

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3:17 PM on 06.10.2014

First screens emerge for Bloodborne, and they're beautiful

Earlier today we got word of some juicy details for Bloodborne, From Software's Soul-like PS4 exclusive that's set to drop next year. Now we have actual confirmation of what the in-game engine looks like, and it's pretty incr...

Chris Carter





10:53 AM on 06.10.2014

These Bloodborne details are music to my ears

"Project Beast" was unveiled last night as Bloodborne, a new action-RPG in development at Souls studio From Software exclusively for PlayStation 4. The trailer hinted at a vibe that looks to be right in line with what series ...

Jordan Devore



From Software reveals Bloodborne, coming in 2015 photo
From Software reveals Bloodborne, coming in 2015
by Brett Zeidler

Sony's always lovable Shuhei Yoshida walked on stage at Sony's E3 press conference to announce a brand-new IP developed by From Software called Bloodborne. Hidetaka Miyazaki is directing this creepy looking title that will hit PlayStation 4 in 2015.

Check out the incredible trailer for yourself above.

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It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes photo
It's possible to beat Dark Souls II in 20 minutes
by Jordan Devore

I haven't been keeping up with Dark Souls II speedruns. I should be. We got a tip in this weekend about Marksel's 21:25 world-record any% run, which has since been topped by Distortion2's 20:14 run, included above. Seems they've got a bit of a friendly rivalry going on right now.

How are these times feasible? Glitches. Bypassing the Shrine of Winter. Running above and below the environment. Binoculars, which inadvertently allow for absurd movement speeds.

I realize that any% runs aren't as interesting to some of you who prefer to see most if not all of a game's content bested, not skipped, and I tend to agree. All the same, watching people obliterate a game I've poured an ungodly amount of hours into is captivating and oddly satisfying.

[Thanks, Steven]

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9:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Rumor: Clips emerge showing Project Beast in action

Project Beast is the rumored PlayStation 4 project by From Software, the developers behind Dark Souls. Some images were supposedly leaked not too long ago, and now NeoGAF has found four short gameplay clips. Is this actually...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 05.21.2014

Demon's Souls creator becomes president of From Software

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls creator/director Hidetaka Miyazaki has been promoted to president of From Software, reports Gamasutra. Which is excellent, maybe. Or maybe it's not. Between this and Kadokawa Corp. acquiring the c...

Jordan Devore