Dark Souls - News

April2018

  • News Dark Souls Remastered Cleans Up Nicely on PS4 Pro

    But it's nothing amazing

    The first footage of Dark Souls Remastered running on the PlayStation 4 Pro has hit the web, and it’s looking perfectly adequate. Running in 4K at 60 frames-per-second on Sony’s supercharged system, the title’s looking tight, with improved lighting and textures pushing it above its PlayStation 3 counterpart. To be...

March2018

  • News Dark Souls Remastered Network Test Coming to PS4

    Test your mettle

    Dark Souls Remastered is heading to PS4 on 25th May, as we know, but FromSoftware announced yesterday that it will be holding a network test ahead of launch. There are currently no details about the test, but we'd imagine it'll take place next month, probably over the course of a weekend. We also don't know whether the network...

January2018

November2017

  • News Dark Souls in the Style of Cuphead Is a Sight for Sore Eyes

    Prepare to dine

    We all know that video game difficulty has become synonymous with Dark Souls, so it was no surprise to see tough-as-nails Xbox and PC platformer Cuphead labelled the “Dark Souls” of sidescrollers. But what if From Software’s famous action RPG franchise really was rendered in the style of a 1930s, rubber hose cartoon? This...

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  • E3 2016 Dark Souls Dev From Software's Making Three New Games

    May the good blood guide you?

    From Software, the Japanese studio behind the Dark Souls games, currently has three new titles in production. That's according to Hidetaka Miyazaki, who was speaking ahead of E3 2016 with 4Gamer.net. According to a translation of the interview, one of these titles is a dark fantasy action role-playing game similar to...

April2016

  • News Dark Souls III 1.04 Patch Makes Some Adjustments

    Praise the sun

    How did you get on with Dark Souls III this weekend, readers? We prayed to the Orphan of Kos for help besting the Abyss Watchers, and he responded in kind. We're kinda worried we're going to be whisked away by a giant slug to a Cthulhu-esque nightmare realm in return, however. It was probably worth it – we got a Silver Trophy for...

  • Video 5 Subtleties That Make the Souls Series One of PlayStation's Best

    Blood and souls

    If you didn't read my Soapbox about the subtleties of the Souls series then… Well, shame on you! The good news is that I've made a video so you can watch me chat about everything that makes FromSoftware's franchise special – and it's embedded above. Now, back to that battle against the Abyss Watchers I traipse… 457th time...

  • Soapbox Subtleties of the Souls Series That Make It Special

    The secret in the souls

    Who would have guessed that FromSoftware would go on to make a dent on the global game development scene when it dropped Demon's Souls? A seemingly inconspicuous title upon release, it spawned a game formula that has evolved and enthralled more and more with its sophisticated sequels. The games test your resolve with a...

  • Poll So, Which Souls Game Is the Best?

    Blood, ash, and eternity

    Right, it's time to settle this once and for all. Maybe. Dark Souls III has been out for about a week now on PlayStation 4 - at least here in the West - so we're going to assume that many of you have put a decent amount of time into this supposed final entry. With that in mind, we want you to tell us what your favourite...

  • Competition Prepare to Win Dark Souls III Gear

    You're not dead yet

    Already feeling the Dark Souls III boss blues? Well, we're here to turn that frown upside down, as we've teamed up with Numskull to giveaway a couple of officially licensed goods that should brighten your day. Praise the sun, and all that. What have we got, then? First up is a rather rad Knight tee in your chosen size, which...

  • News Here's Your Dark Souls III Launch Trailer

    Obligatory viewing

    Surprise! Dark Souls III is out now. We won't belabour the point too much, because you probably want to get stuck in, but here's the game's launch trailer just in case you wanted to watch it. To be fair, it's a decent clip that should get your hype flowing. We rather liked the game, awarding it a 9/10 in our review. Boom!

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    Review Dark Souls III

    Ashes to ashes

    Dark Souls II was a tremendous video game – so good in fact that we happily played through it twice thanks to a timely HD remaster – but for some Souls fans, something wasn't quite right. It lacked the focus of the sublime original it was argued, and when it came to finding a scapegoat, such critics didn't have to look far...

  • News People Are Going Daft Over Dark Souls III Clothing

    Dangerous expectations

    In this industry, there are times when you have to sit back and correctly manage your expectations. As a general rule, we find that keeping our expectations low is usually the best course of action - just look at Sony's E3 2015 press conference. We were convinced that we'd be bombarded with third-party trailers and...

March2016

February2016

  • News Dark Souls III PS4 Trailer Keeps the Hype Train Moving

    True colours

    Are we getting no respite today? Hot on the heels of the fantastic Uncharted 4: A Thief's End story trailer, Bandai Namco has deployed this desperately moody Dark Souls III clip, which is backed by a macabre cover of Cyndi Lauper's 'True Colors'. This is a proper miserable little trailer, we've got to be honest. But doesn't it look...

  • News Not Even Dark Souls III Is Immune to the Season Pass

    Who wants to pay for unannounced DLC?

    In addition to being utterly fantastic games, there's a rebellious streak to the Souls series that makes it so appealing. We described Bloodborne as the "anti-AAA" in our Game of the Year article on the PlayStation 4 exclusive, and that applies to the franchise as a whole really; it's utterly uninterested in...

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  • News Prepare to Die with Dark Souls III Stress Test on PS4

    Dead and merry

    Want to get an early taste of Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4? There's good news for you masochistic individuals, then, as Bandai Namco is requesting registrations for an upcoming server stress test. Hapless victims have until 15:00PM BST on 4th October to show some interest, though signing up will not guarantee access by any...

  • News Dark Souls 3 Rips a Japanese Release Date from 2016

    Western date supposedly incoming

    From Software's got its hands bloody and confirmed that Dark Souls III will be releasing in its native Japan on the 24th March next year. The gloomy role-playing game was originally slated for a vague 'early 2016' launch, so the official date comes as no real surprise. But what about the title's Western release?...

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  • News Dark Souls II's Weapon Degradation Bug to be Quashed

    Splinter hell

    Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is already darn well hard enough on the PlayStation 4, but a weapon degradation bug makes it even more impenetrable. For those out of the loop, here's why From Software's quality assurance team is currently hanging its head in shame: gear degrades based on frames, and because the studio's...

February2015

  • News Prepare to Die in 1080p at 60FPS with Dark Souls II on PS4

    Back from the dead

    Not too long ago, we asked you if there were any more games that you'd like to see remastered on the PlayStation 4, and quite a few of you said that with the right technical upgrades, you'd love to see a bunch of titles make the next-gen jump. You lot will be happy to know, then, that Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is...

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  • Video Dark Souls II - A Gentleman's Guide to Co-Operative Etiquette

    For immediate release

    London, England – The Push Square Corporation, an upstanding broadcaster based in London, England, has today announced its latest programme: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Co-Operative Etiquette’. This entertaining and informative media aims to provide viewers with a crash course on the required level of decorum expected in...

  • News Brace Yourself for This Dark Souls II Launch Trailer

    The curse of the dark

    "Your flesh will decay. Your mind will fade. But you won't ever die." These wise words of wisdom are offered in the latest Dark Souls II trailer. While the first two afflictions may haunt you after a five hour session with the unforgiving sequel, though, we can't guarantee the latter. Still, if you weren't eager to lay your...

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    Review Dark Souls II

    Death imminent

    As a cursed individual banished to Drangleic, it’s your goal to collect the requisite souls required to prevent yourself from becoming a hollow while learning about the mysteries that surround you. This may be a sequel to Dark Souls, but it exists very much in a realm of its own, and doesn’t rely too heavily on the series’...

  • Round Up Prepare to Die Reading These Dark Souls II Reviews

    Try again

    It’s times like these when that stash of spare DualShock 3s may come in handy. Bandai Namco is preparing to release sinister sequel Dark Souls II into the wild this week, and that means that a handful of media outlets have already worked their way through the controller snappingly challenging campaign. Our poor Nathan Michalik is...

  • Weirdness Dark Souls II Goes Retro in 80s Style Tribute

    Rise from the dead

    Some fan tributes are truly inspired, but we're not sure what invoked this blast from the past. The fiendishly difficult Dark Souls II has received an 80s action makeover with a cheesy trailer to boot. Our undead hero follows in the footsteps of former action icons like Rambo, as he battles against the hordes of evil. With...

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