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...more
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...more
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, ...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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; ...more
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...more
Well, this is a fun concept: Dark Souls II as an '80s cartoon. You know how much we love those.
Now, I don't want to oversell the video -- the execution doesn't go quite as far as I'd like -- but it's so, so close. There are tons of terrific little touches, however, and that final line pushed me over the edge into "I need to share this" territory. And here we are.
Dark Souls II has done a pretty decent job of giving everyone the impression that they need to prepare for death again. Well, if you want to escalate things a bit and go beyond death, the Collector's Edition of Dark Sou...more
It's not a bad trailer, but I suppose it just feels tonally different than usual. The music sounds like something out of a gritty cop/crime movie, but the voice over does speak to series fans specifically, while broadly being a sort of halftime locker room pep talk.
It's less bleak, I guess, instead focusing on the hard won triumph you may eventually earn. Neat.
March 11, guys!more