Dark Souls III News
News Feast Your Eyes on the 2D Dark Souls 3 Metroidvania That Never Was
Bloodborne remake, eat your heart out
In between FromSoftware's major releases, Souls fans will often feed their addictions with 2D takes on the genre, many of which are fantastic in their own right, like Blasphemous or Salt & Sanctuary. Each has its own unique appeal, but all lack that special From sauce. We recently got a sneak peek at...
News Dark Souls Trilogy Is a Three Disc Collection of From's Classics
Update: Price and availability confirmed
If you’ve never played any of the Dark Souls games before, then Bandai Namco is preparing a three disc PlayStation 4 trilogy that will get you up to speed. The compilation, due out on 19th October, will include Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III: The Fire...
News Dark Souls Trilogy Coming Exclusively to PS4 This Summer in Japan
That's one big bundle
Hot off the heels of the Dark Souls Remastered announcement, Bandai Namco has revealed that it's bringing a Dark Souls Trilogy bundle to PlayStation 4 exclusively. It's only confirmed for Japan right now, so we'll be keeping an eye out for a Western release. It launches on the 24th May in the Land of the Rising Sun. The bundle...
News Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Readies You for One Last Fight
Burn out brightly
If this really is the end of the Dark Souls franchise, then let's hope that The Ringed City goes out with the bang. The final DLC expansion for Dark Souls III is set to release next week, and you can watch its moody launch trailer above. Will you be whipping out your armour one last time?
News Dark Souls III Is Getting a Better Framerate on PS4 Pro
In before 'Bloodborne'
Dark Souls III's getting fresh content in the form of The Ringed City imminently, and From Software has released the patch notes for an update coming to the PlayStation 4 later this week. And among improvements to the PvP portion of the game and a bunch of bug fixes is the promise of "increased framerate for gameplay on the...
News Dark Souls III's Ringed City DLC Looks Suitably Sinister in New Gameplay
Escape from the city
Dark Souls III's second and final expansion is out late next month on the 28th March. It features a harrowing journey through The Ringed City, which, judging by this newly released gameplay video, looks like an especially intriguing setting. Here's hoping that the DLC has more to offer than the disappointingly shallow Ashes of...
News Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Prepares to Die on 28th March
Praise the sun
We weren't overly enamoured with Dark Souls III's first expansion pack, but hopefully The Ringed City can rectify things. The second major add-on is set to release on 28th March for the PlayStation 4, and is packed with familiar imagery of faraway castles and colossal beasts. Will you be psyching yourself up for this date with death?...
Feature The 10 Best PS4 Soundtracks of 2016
Hitting the right notes
Another year gone. Times flies, doesn't it? 2016 may have been, erm, less than stellar in a lot of respects, but the games industry was by no means one of the problems. Quality reigned supreme across so many titles it's hard to keep track. Not to be left behind, though, was the music from these games, which delivered some top...
News Your First Look at Dark Souls III's DLC Is Delicious
To die for
Is this winning streak that From Software's on ever going to end? Just when we thought that we were done with Dark Souls III, it's only gone and raked us back in with this Ashes of Ariandel trailer. As is to be expected from the Japanese developer, this looks like a proper expansion, complete with a new frigid environment and fearsome...
News Dark Souls III DLC Ashes of Ariandel Will Be Scattered on Your PS4 in October
Prepare to buy?
Dark Souls III's first DLC is called Ashes of Ariandel, the official PlayStation Twitter account has somehow managed to leak. The logo was grabbed by Shacknews before being removed, with additional details appearing in the latest issue of Famitsu, as translated by Japanese blog Hachima. So far we know t
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...
Guide Where to Find All Estus Shards in Dark Souls III on PS4
Locations for all Estus Flask upgrades
If you're coming from Bloodborne, then Dark Souls III's limited use Estus Flask may be proving something of a wake-up call. Fortunately, you can upgrade the number of uses that your magical Thermos has by collecting Estus Shards and presenting them to Andre the Blacksmith. There are eleven Estus Shards in the...
Guide How to Beat All of Dark Souls III's Bosses on PS4
Gotta vanquish 'em all
It's time to kindle the bonfire once again, brave knight: Dark Souls III has arrived to give you a timely blast of boss fight blues. But worry not, hardened warrior – we come wielding hints for all of the major fights in From Software's freshest foray. Seeing as you lot shouted at us for spamming the homepage with...
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 blend...
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
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!
Guide Which Character Class Should You Select in Dark Souls III on PS4?
Also, what do the attributes do and which Burial Gift should you pick?
While plenty of punishment awaits you in Dark Souls III on the PlayStation 4, the first hurdle that you'll need to straddle is the creation of your character. In addition to determining the looks of your hero, you'll also need to select a class from the list of ten available...
News People Are Going Daft Over Dark Souls III Clothing
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 PlayStation...
News Dark Souls III Runs Best on PS4 When it Comes to Consoles
PS4 version has "clear advantages"
Always sparking off a hot topic, our pals over at Digital Foundry have put the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dark Souls III side by side, and according to the respected publication, the game performs a fair bit better on Sony's console. Apparently, the PS4 edition manages to maintain a solid 30 frames per...
News The First Review for Dark Souls III Is In
The beginning of the end
Before you start, yes, we know that everyone's peeved with regards to Bandai Namco's frankly mental Dark Souls III release schedule, but we're trying our best to keep things positive here, lest we go mad waiting for what some have called the best Souls game in the series. With that in mind, we'd like to direct your...
News This Dark Souls III PS4 Trailer Won't Make the Wait Any Easier
Curse your contemptuous release dates
Hnnngh. Dark Souls III is out imminently in Japan, but we have to wait until we can play From Software's latest and greatest. And this launch trailer won't ease your pain, as it spotlights everything that's great about the series: the archaic language (seriously, where else do you hear the word 'accursed' these...
News Prepare to Diarrhea! Can You Beat the Dark Souls III PS4 Hot Wings Challenge?
Or are you chicken?
It's often said that fans of the Dark Souls series are masochists, but going 18 rounds with Ornstein is one thing – and eating 20 of Meat Liquor's hot wings is another. Sony and Bandai Namco have teamed up with the Brit gourmet food establishment to giveaway exclusive Dark Souls III 'I Survived' shirts to all those who can...
News Dark Souls III PS4 Trailer Keeps the Hype Train Moving
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...
News Dark Souls III Embraces the Darkness from 12th April on PS4
Barking up the wrong tree
Done with Ludwig, The Holy Blade in Bloodborne? Well, you won't have to wait long to get your next From Software fix, as Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dark Souls III will die again and again and again starting 12th April in Europe and North America. The publisher revealed the date alongside a new trailer, which is just...
News Dark Souls III's Prestige Edition Will Cost You a Lot of Souls
Lord of Tinder
You're going to need to grind for some spare cash if you fancy buying Dark Souls III's leaked Prestige Edition, as a United Arab Emirates retailer has listed it for 1,799 UAE dirham – or roughly $490. The set includes a copy of the game in a metal case, three iron patches, a cloth map, a hardcover art book, a copy of the soundtrack,...
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?...
Gamescom 2015 Prepare to Die with Dark Souls III PS4 Footage
Dead to rights
And all it took was a quick glimpse of off-screen gameplay to sell Push Square Towers on the forthcoming Dark Souls III. We've been up-and-down on this sequel since its announcement at E3 2015; the prospect of a third entry in From Software's oft-frustrating franchise is exciting, of course, but we weren't sure whether we were ready...
Gamescom 2015 Dark Souls 3 Looks Deadly in Its First Slice of Gameplay
Dark Souls fans will already know what to expect from Dark Souls 3, and as such, the action role-playing game's new trailer is probably exactly as you'd imagine it to be. Featuring plenty of gothic imagery and big bloody monsters, it's 100 per cent From Software. It's the gameplay that's the real draw of this clip, though, even if it does...
News Dark Souls III Will Praise the Sun at Gamescom 2015
Prepare to die
Dark Souls III is perhaps launching a little too soon after the excellent Bloodborne. While we're certainly looking forward to the sequel, we can't help but feel that From Software's teetering dangerously close to franchise fatigue at this point – there have been a lot of these types of titles in a pretty short span of time...
E3 2015 Whelp, Dark Souls III Will Be The Last Game in the Series
Prepare to cry
After the release of Bloodborne earlier this year - as well as the recently announced Dark Souls III which is set to launch in early 2016 - some have expressed concern that From Software's distinctive brand of mega-difficult game might be releasing too often. However, this fear seems to be unfounded, as the studio has recently...
E3 2015 Dark Souls III Looks Both Brutal and Beautiful in These New Screenshots
Dark Souls III has been outed, and it's heading to PlayStation 4 next year. We've already been gifted with the game's first trailer earlier today, but if you're eager to see the title's unsurprisingly eerie world in more detail, then look no further than these high resolution screenshots. Showcasing foggy urban districts, dark passageways,...
E3 2015 Dark Souls III Will Make You Cry in 2016
Please, punish us
As expected, Dark Souls III has been officially announced. The breaking news comes courtesy of - ahem - the Xbox E3 presser, though don't worry, it's not an Xbox exclusive and we'll still be able to get our puny little arses whipped just as badly as our Xbox brethren. There's no solid release date right now, but the teaser did...
E3 2015 Whoops, Bandai Namco Just Confirmed the Existence of Dark Souls III
Don't you just love the panic that E3 brings? Adding yet another cock-up to the already gigantic list of cock-ups that have already occurred this year, Bandai Namco posted an automated YouTube tweet, which essentially confirms that Dark Souls III exists. Snapped up just in time by Twitter user Sayem Ahmed, the rogue tweet was promptly deleted...