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Dark Souls 3 is a rapid-fire love letter to the whole series (and Bloodborne)

Shortly after Dark Souls 3’s surprise announcement at E3 2015, original game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki clarified that while it would not be the last …

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10 tips for not dying in Dark Souls 3

How to tackle the all-new horrors coming your way in FromSoftware’s latest adventure.<p>FromSoftware has become everyone’s favourite maker of …

Dark Souls 3 hands-on: finding joy in a world that wants you dead

If there is one thing I know to expect from the <i>Dark Souls</i> series, it’s that nothing is ever as easy as it seems. And that’s as true as ever in the first half hour of <i>Dark Souls 3</i>. I’ve just pulled a sword from the chest of Iudex Gundyr, a faceless knight twice my size, and the warrior comes to life. …

Here’s how you die a lot in Dark Souls III

The Souls series is known for its high difficulty and merciless deaths. When you die in the Dark Souls and Demon Souls games, you’re dead. And you have to start over at the most recent bonfire you visited, or, in the case of the opening scene of Dark Souls III, you return to the beginning.<p>This …

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19 Details Fans Will Want to Know about Dark Souls 3 - Dark Souls III

<b>Spoiler Alert: Below are details I found in the first four hours of Dark Souls 3. I also discuss some elements from previous games in the series.</b><p>Dark …

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New 'Dark Souls III' Screenshots Show Off The Game's Classes

From Software and Bandai Namco have released a number of new screenshots showing off the various playable classes in <i>Dark Souls III.</i><p>These include:<p><b>Knight</b><p><b>Mercenary</b><p><b>Warrior</b><p><b>Herald of White</b><p><b>Sorcerer</b><p><b>Thief</b><p><b>Academy Assassin</b><p><b>Cleric</b><p><b>Pyromancer</b><p><b>Deprived</b><p>Of all these I think the Pyromancer is the most intriguing …

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Dark Souls 3 trades the series' mystique for accessibility

I said in my recent hands-on that Dark Souls 3’s immediacy of combat, alongside the variety and malleability in its tones and systems, makes it feel …

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These Dark Souls 3 mysteries are tearing us apart

Ceaseless confusion<p>Dark Souls has never been what you'd call 'clear' or 'concise' or 'particularly sense-making'. At a generous estimate, 97% of its …

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Prepare for DS 3 with a Free Copy of Dark Souls PC

Rekindle the old flame<p>The Golden Joysticks store is giving away free copies of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die edition on PC to anyone in the UK or EU …

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What class should you play in Dark Souls 3?

It's dangerous to go alone into the world of Dark Souls, where every living thing (and some dead ones) make it their mission to destroy you as …

Board Games

Dark Souls 3 Chicken Wing Challenge Sounds Pretty Dangerous

Starting on April 4, Dark Souls III publisher Bandai Namco will challenge people to eat 20 chicken wings as fast as they can. The wings sound pretty dangerous, considering you have to eat them while wearing protective gloves. If you feel like it's worth it, you could win a PS4, Dark Souls III …

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Dark Souls 3’s Japanese launch trailer brings ridiculous new bosses, story hints, and a skeleton army

Oh Japan. Why do you always get the best video game promo material? You get the best box art. You get normal, non-badass Kirby. And now it seems you …

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You might be able to play Dark Souls 3 on Xbox One right now

Dark Souls 3 won't be out in Europe and North America until April 12, but as of this morning, Japanese players are already well on their way to being …

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Prepare To Be Teased: The Accursed 'Dark Souls III' Trailer Is Here

If you’re not in Japan, you probably aren’t playing <i>Dark Souls III</i> yet.<p>I mean, I’m playing <i>Dark Souls III</i>, and I really can’t wait to write about it, but the game doesn’t come out in the West until April 12th. That’s basically years from now in <i>Dark Souls</i> terms!<p>Just to tease fans, to whet their …

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Dark Souls 3 launch trailer shows off new areas, too many bosses

New footage that will spoil plenty of giant monster encounters for you<p>FromSoftware's <i>Dark Souls 3</i> is already out in Japan, but won't hit North America and Europe until mid-April, so the newly released "launch trailer" for the action-RPG is accurately titled. The new trailer is also spoiler-filled, …

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9 Lethal Weapons in Dark Souls III

From the sinister demon's greataxe to the frost-shrouded Irithyll straight sword, Check out these 9 lethal weapons in Dark Souls III.

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How well does Dark Souls perform on Xbox One?

A detailed look at backward compatibility<p>Now that the original <i>Dark Souls</i> is playable on Xbox One, thanks to backward compatibility support for the Xbox 360 game, you might be wondering, "How well does <i>Dark Souls</i>, a game with its share of frame rate problems, perform on current-generation console …

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Dark Souls 3 can be downloaded from Japan, but Bandai Namco warns it's 'not complete'

Day-one patch promises further optimization<p><i>Dark Souls 3</i> is already available in Japan, and some diehard (and impatient) Dark Souls fans in the West are already playing it, thanks to imports and workarounds that make it possible to download the Japanese PlayStation 4 or English-language Xbox One …

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‘Dark Souls III’ Doles Out More Secrets And Nightmares In Its Latest Accursed Trailer

<i>Dark Souls III</i> is drawing dangerously close to being available, and Bandai Namco is here to whet your appetite for pain with an all-new trailer. The first part of the clip drops some hints about the <i>Dark Souls III</i> story, and I’ll admit, I’m still not entirely sure what’s going on. We do hear four …

Watch someone punch Dark Souls 3's first boss to death

Dark Souls 3 won't be available in the West until April 12, but where there's a will, there's a way. That saying goes double for YouTube user …

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Dark Souls' director 'doesn't believe' player who beat the game without taking a hit

'It's just an elaborate rumor!'<p>Last month, a player on Twitch streamed his no-hit run of the first Dark Souls game — but series director Hidetaka Miyazaki is chalking that playthrough up to an "elaborate rumor."<p>"I don't believe the player who says he completed the original <i>Dark Souls</i> without taking …

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See Dark Souls 3's first boss beaten with bare fists in 60fps

<i>[Update: Our review of Dark Souls 3 is up! Read it here.]</i><p>In just two weeks, Dark Souls 3 arrives on western shores bringing with it the …

The Worst Ways To Die In Dark Souls

There are many ways to die in the <i>Souls</i> games. These are the worst.<p>With <i>Dark Souls 3</i> coming out in two weeks—sooner, if you’re lucky—it’s got me in a …

Early Impressions: Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III [official site] is already out in Japan but the rest of the world has to wait until April 12th. I received review code late last week …

PC Gaming

10 tips for Dark Souls 3 newcomers

Good news, Dark Souls fans: Dark Souls 3 is a dense, challenging game. But for those who are new to the series, this might be an intimidating …