Dark Souls News, Dark Souls Review, Dark Souls Videos


Yesterday, we talked about From Software Director Hidetaka Miyazaki's favorite boss fight from the Souls series. Interestingly enough it was the Old Monk from Demon's Souls, an encounter that blurred the l...




That was a scary couple of minutes there while I dug through storage to confirm that, yes, my DK Bongos and copy of Donkey Konga have not vanished in recent years. My drum-whacking abilities have since dried up, though. Big ...




Region-free Dark Souls multiplayer, just the way we like it. From Software has issued an update on Steam that allows players to summon and invade one another regardless of where they live. While these cross-country connection...




The long-time-coming update that replaces Games for Windows Live with Steamworks in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC is out today. Full instructions on how to transfer your achievements and save data are over here, b...




There were enough worthwhile PC games tied to Games for Windows Live that I was willing to put up with service, which seemed to range from mildly annoying to downright frustrating, depending on the day. For many of us, Dark S...




Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...




While we do our best to kill time on this final day before the console release of Dark Souls II, here's a fun little distraction: a website that tells you how many times you've died in Dark Souls. At the time of writing, this...




The story of Dark Souls can be glossed over if you aren't actively seeking it out. And even then, there's a lot of effort required on the part of players -- a lot of piecing together of seemingly disparate in-game text snipp...




Sony "dropped the ball" with Demon's Souls, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confessed to Polygon. After co-developing the acclaimed PlayStation 3 title with From Software, Sony declined to publish the game in w...




Another game they claim is hard, another game smashed by gaming pimp sorcerer Jim Sterling. Using just a few simple tricks and the power of intimidation, learn how to become a master Dark Souls player in this handy video!




At a recent conference in Japan, Eiichi Nakajima, From Software's Executive Director, announced sales figures for Dark Souls. Across all platforms, the notoriously merciless game sold 2,367,000 copies. According to Nakajima, ...




Did you pick the pendant as a starting gift in Dark Souls under the impression that it would, at some unknown later point, have either an impact on the story or a hidden gameplay use? I did on my first playthrough. Considerin...




If you were looking to grab the Artorias of the Abyss content for Dark Souls without having to rebuy the Prepare to Die Edition of the game, that option is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players. It's downloadab...




Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Editon, which launched on PC this August, had with it bonus content not available on consoles called Artorias of the Abyss which contained new items, bosses, and areas among other things. As most wh...




Metro's interview with Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki resulted in a fascinating, surprisingly well-thought-out discussion about difficulty in games. The quote everyone fixated on -- "I am thinking about whether I shoul...




Speaking to Metro, Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki said the reception to the game "was really a huge surprise" and that he "did not expect the success at all." For better or worse, From Software doesn't hold your hand; ...




Yesterday, the word was out that Namco Bandai would be releasing a DLC expansion for Dark Souls entitled, "Artorias of the Abyss," arriving on consoles this winter. Today, a new trailer for the content has been released...




Remember when Dark Souls was announced exclusively with Games for Windows Live support, and everyone went crazy? Well, as expected, there's good news for those passionate fans, as Namco Bandai has just confirmed the Steam rel...




It turns out that quite a lot of you were willing to give Dark Souls a chance. Far more than I would've imagined, that's for certain. According to Namco Bandai, From Software's challenging action-RPG has sold 1.19 million uni...




The above header image is what gamers' hopes and dreams likely saw when news emerged that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition would be using Games For Windows Live, known throughout the land as a load of shit. If you feel mise...




Nice work, gamers. It seems Dark Souls will be getting a PC version, as revealed by German magazine PC Action. Don't let anyone tell you that rallying together on the Internet for a shared cause is a waste of time. While we h...




A tantalizing new Dark Souls announcement is being teased, and the giddy mistresses of the Internet all in a dither. According to the game's official Facebook page, some news is on the way, and you can speed up the process.&n...




I've still not played Dark Souls yet, the main reason being that I haven't even finished Demon's Souls. I could probably finish the rest in a weekend, but I simply get too exasperated with my own ineptitude that it takes all ...




Last week, we brought word of a petition asking Namco Bandai to release Dark Souls on PC. At last count, there were 13,000 signatures. Now, there are over 48,000 and the number keeps climbing. Just two hours ago (at the time ...




Earlier this month, we heard about a significant patch for Dark Souls which addressed many minor criticisms as well as a number of important design issues. Well, it's finally ready for us non-Japanese players. Patch 1.05 is l...




I have to say, just thinking about playing Dark Souls terrifies me. As someone who gets easily frustrated while playing videogames, the idea of Dark Souls' punishing gameplay seems like a recipe for an ulcer. However this ne...




Many of us were pleasantly surprised to hear that 1.5 million copies of Dark Souls have been shipped worldwide. "Praise the sun," indeed. Following this bit of cheerfulness, there's patch 1.04 -- it's coming with some greatly...




From Software's Dark Souls seems to be doing pretty well, with Namco Bandai revealing that 1.5 million copies have shipped throughout the world. It's hardly Call of Duty numbers, but it's impressive for what it is! 40,000 of ...




How has Dark Souls been treating everyone? Last I asked, I was just near the end and have since started up a new game+. Getting revenge on the initial few hours' worth of enemies is immensely satisfying and actually makes up...




It didn't take long at all for a post-worthy run of Dark Souls to make the rounds. Yeah, you might just want to save this for later (perhaps much later) if you aren't very far into the game yourself. At least for me, the sen...




Have you still not picked up Dark Souls? What gives? Go watch that trailer one more time. Go on, I'll be here waiting. Are you back? Good. I know that trailer got you excited; you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not pick...




[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a classic highlight to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously aired live shows in our archives.] T...




First, allow me to begin with a caveat; I have not completed Dark Souls. I have invested over 90 hours of play into the game, exploring the vast majority of its world and facing off against (if not defeating) many of the b...




It would appear that Namco Bandai may have been a little too conservative with its sales estimates for Dark Souls (review coming soon!), allegations mount around the Internet of retailers overselling their stock. Best Bu...




Demon's Souls featured what was arguably one of the best soundtracks of 2009, and after playing the demo build of Dark Souls at E3 this past June I was pretty certain I was hearing the return of composer Shinsuke Kida with hi...




Namco Bandai has released this gorgeous trailer for Dark Souls, focused on some of the baddest enemies the game has to offer. I have faced against some of the beasts seen here as I play the game for review and, while I'm not...




Dark Souls hit Japan this week, but it was far from a smooth launch. The game's been plagued with freezing issues, the whole thing tending to lock up once players go online. From Software has taken the servers down while it w...




It seems From Software has a treat for those playing Dark Souls ahead of its September 22 release date in Japan: incredibly powerful enemies (even in the context of these games). Yup, they're apparently invading players' worl...




Rounding out the Dark Souls prologue series is the final clip, though for the sake of convenience, Namco Bandai has simply thrown them all together into one video. Enjoy, if you haven't imposed a media blackout on yourself. For everyone else who can't get enough, do check out Allistair's coverage of the first thirty minutes of Dark Souls from Tokyo Game Show.




From Software are some real, tough dudes. Not in that they can kick my ass (probably), but in that their game design philosophy and dedication to their craft make other developers look like complete pants-pissing wimps. Th...




Yep, we're already on part three of the Dark Souls prologue series. Time sure does fly. I told myself I'd stop being the one to post these things, but this one has an army of dragons, and one of them gets its horn blown off by a lighting bolt. There was no turning it down, period. If you've missed out on the prior installments, click here and then here.




The first prologue video for Dark Souls wasn't particularly interesting, but it did serve a point. Now, in part two, we can begin getting into the good stuff. We're shown a bunch of vile fiends who you probably wouldn't want to invite to your birthday party. The dude with the scraggly beard, in particular -- no, just no. It's almost a month until Dark Souls hits retail, guys. We can do this.




While many gamers’ attention this fall may be on a certain open-world action-RPG -- which is awesome according to Jim Sterling because it has "f*cking dragons" in it -- I myself can't be more excited for From Softw...




This first in a series of prologue videos for Dark Souls tells us more about the birth of the game's world. Granted, there isn't a lot to talk about quite yet, but I am intrigued to see where these go. You know sh*t's about ...




I feel like we're seeing more or less the same stuff with these trailers, but it's Dark Souls, so none of us are complaining. This one has a sword-wielding wolf in it, and there's nothing about that scenario that's not 1) aw...




Here's a new trailer and some cool screenshots for Dark Souls, full of so many jacked-up monsters that you won't be able to stop giggling in anticipation of some serious hardcore combat.  From dragons to gigantic bug cr...




The ESRB has rated From Software's upcoming beauty Dark Souls, and as always, the rating does a fine job of making the game sound awesome. Among the delectable treats, we've been informed of multi-headed dragons, bodies on sp...




I am at once giddily excited for and terrified about Dark Souls. I cannot wait to get into a another beautifully bleak world and have the limits of my patience strained. However, I also know this game will overtake my life an...




Those evil masterminds at From Software are giving Dark Souls players the ability to grief one another in a most dastardly fashion. It's in the game, so it's fair! Unless it happens to you, naturally. The Pyromancer can summo...




You're going to need a shield in Dark Souls, so why not have it be one of your own design? Namco Bandai is holding a shield design contest on their Facebook page from June 27th to July 28th.  Up to three design...









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