Dark Souls 3 is an action role-playing video game developed by FromSoftware. The fourth entry in the Souls series, Dark Souls III was released in March 2016 in Japan, and will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows the following month. A comic is scheduled for release in April 2016.
Dark Souls 3 debuted in Japan today. For Western gamers that means only 19 days until the wait is finally over. For Bandai Namco that means that one of the biggest games of 2016 is ready for showtime.
Bandai Namco has debuted the official launch trailer(below) for Dark Souls 3. At more than two minutes long, it’s heavy on story featuring CGI as well as gameplay. More than anything, it prepares players for the ominous vibe of the game, and shows how Dark Souls looks on next-generation consoles.
According to director Hidetaka Miyazaki, the game’s gameplay design “follows closely from Dark Souls II“. Players are equipped with a variety of weapons including shortbows, explosives like fire bombs, greatswords and dual-wielding swords to fight against enemies, and shields that can be used to deflect an enemies’ attack and protect the player from suffering damage. In addition, attacks can be evaded through dodge-rolling. Bonfires, which serve as checkpoints, return from previous installments. Ashes, according to Miyazaki, play an important role in the game. Magic is featured in the game and the magic meter returned, similar to Demon’s Souls. Each attack has two different styles. One of them is standard attack, while another provides power-ups to players, and is slightly more powerful. When performing miracles and spells, the players’ magic points are consumed and decreased. In order to refill these points, they need to consume an “Ash Estus Flask”. There are two different Estus Flasks in the game. One of them can help refill magic points, while another refills hit points. Combat and movements were made faster and more fluid in Dark Souls III. Several players’ movements, such as backstepping and swinging heavy weapons, can be performed more rapidly, allowing players to deal more damage in a short period of time.
Dark Souls 3 will release in North America and Europe on April 12th.
CHECKOUT THE DARK SOULS 3 TRAILER :