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Players who were prepared to die twice before can now prepare to die again! BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announced the release date for the upcoming action RPG Dark Souls 3, as well as some new gameplay footage.

The game, developed by Japanese developer FROMSOFTWARE, will be coming to the Americas on April 12, 2016 and promises players an “all-new world filled with heinous enemies, hidden secrets, and captivating environments”.

Fans who pre-order the game (priced at $59.99) will be able to upgrade their copy of Dark Souls 3 to the so-called Day One edition for free. This edition gives you access to the following items:

  • Prima starter guide 
  • The official Dark Souls 3 soundtrack
  • Exclusive O-Sleeve packaging

 

Dark Souls 3 Collector's Edition

Players will also be able to buy the physical Collector’s Edition for $129.99. The Collector’s Edition which includes the following items:

  • Prima Starter Guide
  • The official Dark Souls 3 soundtrack
  • Official art book
  • A cloth game map
  • 10” Red Knight Statue
  • Collector’s Box

Dark Souls 3 is the latest entry in the wildly popular Dark Souls franchise, and will be coming to the PS4 and PC. The game is said to be focussing on faster combat than the previous entries, making it feel closer to Bloodborne. Players will be able to fight off hordes of enemies with new weapons, new stances that give your character different abilities as well as a new, big open world. Dark Souls 3 will also introduce dedicated servers, allowing up to 6 players to join forces on their quest to take down the massive Lords of Cinder. 


Quick Take

Even though I’m not that into Dark Souls (don’t have the patience nor am I masochistic enough), I got to say that that that Collector’s Edition is looking pretty darn fantastic. I’ve always liked the world design in the games, though. Maybe I’ll try out this installment since the pacing has been upped a bit.


Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.