Dark Souls III launches March 24 in Japan
posted on 09.12.15 at 02:14 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Network test to be held from October 16 to 18.

Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on March 24, 2016 for 7,430 yen via retail and 6,930 yen via download, developer From Software announced.

Pre-orders for the retail version will include a specially-designed map and the official game soundtrack.

A western release date, as well as the release date for the PC version, will be announced in the coming days.

A PlayStation 4 network test will be held from October 16 to 18, between 20:00 and 23:00 Japan time each day. The sign-up phase for the network test open today and run through October 4 at 24:00.

View the game’s box art, map, soundtrack, and two new screenshots at the gallery.

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  • ElementaB

    Awesome!

  • bloodiOS

    I am so looking forward to playing this~~

  • Firion Hope

    Hopefully US releases at or very close to the same time, otherwise I don’t mind importing :)

    max hype! Still that’s far away :(

  • Wolfe

    Just in time for Spring.

  • ayanami-chan

    My bet is on March 29th
    http://replygif.net/i/904.gif

    • donkey3

      Nah. I’d say 22nd

      • Aniki X1

        Thanks for the laugh.

  • ManagedCorn

    my birthday

  • vishmarx

    WHY?>???
    why would you release uc4, sfv, r&c and ds3 all at the same time when weve got nothing for jan/feb

    • DoUEvenLeviosa?

      Because stupidity.

    • LunarHaven

      This, why does companies ALWAYS do that kind of thing. Most of those games have huge fan bases they could take full advantage of by releasing their games in a desolate wasteland empty of releases. Such as Jan / Feb. Besides I hate waiting for months without new games coming, then suddenly being overwhelmed not knowing what to play first.

    • Yuntu

      Well probably because the games are done at the same time and they don’t want to sit on the finished product for a month or two just to get somewhat better sales. But my guess is that DS3 gets a delay, just a hunch.

    • The_Anomaly_Crab

      Ratchet & Clank is probably April with the Movie. Feb. has Dues Ex & Mirror’s Edge. Games have hard time selling January unless it’s a big game because the holiday season.

  • donkey3

    Too many games releasing in March… what to do…

    • badmoogle

      What else is released in March?

      • nkiop

        Uncharted 4

      • N/A

        Street Fighter 5

      • The_Anomaly_Crab

        MLB 16 The Show might release too.

    • Unknowingreaper

      I know just wait till the price drops

  • badmoogle

    I don’t think the western release will be too far behind since English is the main language in all the versions of these games (aside of menus,item descriptions).

  • Cazar

    Every time I see that art they used for the box I think the player character is giving me a thumbs up.

    • Syn

      Cant unsee now *_*

    • Zancrow

      He’s complimenting you on gitting gud!

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    At this rate DaS3 will be out before the Bloodborne Expansion.

    • DoUEvenLeviosa?

      Sad but true. :(

    • Yuntu

      Well atleast they are working on one.

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  • LunarHaven

    It’s set in stone then, western release March 26, 2016 lol

  • Y4ss4n

    I’m sooo gonna get this game regardless if it’s delay

    [T]/ Praise it!

    • Swagkoto Yuki

      Omg literature Girl!

  • sunny

    Luckily I can afford both at the same time.
    But if I had to choose I would go for Uncharted 4. Waited for years and also the last in the series. Played enough Souls games so I can wait for DS3

    • Cheesy12

      I don’t think UC4 will be the last of the series, but I wouldn’t doubt it being the last of Nathan’s adventures(barring dlc since they mentioned they would be standalone single player content)

  • Nesther

    Dark Souls 2 and Bloodborne released in the west before Japan, so there is no reason why this one wouldn’t.

    • Rob

      Japan itself will forever be a reason why a game is not released overseas first unless they decide to. lol

  • Unknowingreaper

    Just give me the baller swag sword/bluemoon straight sword 2.0 please

    • Martin

      I just got the baller swag sword. What makes it better than most?

      • Snitch Ass Nigga

        you look like a boss

      • Unknowingreaper

        Level your dex to 40 get it to 10+ Apply resin and one hand strong attack thrust. You will take off as much as a great sword with twice the speed lower weight longest staright sword in the game. Trust me this takes off more the black sword you get from kalmeet and that’s a dragon weapon. That should say something. It ain’t called baller swag sword for nothing

  • Jinathin

    well thats fast

  • http://dragonsmana.deviantart.com/ Phillip Campana

    Excellent. Since its assumed the Western version won’t be too far off, it is going to be another March filled with games. Uncharted 4 and DS3 for me!

  • Wilks

    I completed Demon’s Souls years ago and told myself I’d never play another one again as it was brutally difficult at the time. Both Dark Souls games came and went and I wasn’t interested in going through it all again. However after playing Bloodborne I’m actually eager to play Dark Souls III now!

    • Cheesy12

      Maybe it’s time to take a venture through the first 2 dark souls games! They’re not that hard don’t worry! Once you understand how those games work it just gets easier for you(as evidenced by you completing both Demon’s and Bloodborne).

  • LunarHaven

    I’ll be back to praise the sun once more… please? lol

    http://darksouls.wdfiles.com/local–files/npcs/solaire-of-astora-large.jpg

  • Obelisk

    Stupid release date.