Dark Souls III launch trailer
posted on 03.23.16 at 12:08 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Action RPG due out this Thursday in Japan.

Dark Souls III

From Software has released the official launch trailer for Dark Souls III.

Dark Souls III will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 12 in North America and Europe. In Japan, the game will launch this Thursday, March 24.

Watch the launch trailer below.

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  • TreizeX

    Those bosses shown at the end god damn this will be good

  • z_merquise

    I don’t want to see spoilers but just check a glimpse of the trailer.

    Whoa. That boss I saw just look so amazing! I’m really excited to play this game.

    So excited that I thought the release was today, then realized it’s for the Japanese version . . .

  • Orga Itsuka

    i’m sad :(

    • Darkness Immemorial

      Can’t buy?

      • Orga Itsuka

        Nah.. it’s just that the japanese got to play it first ;p

        So i’m salty that’s all :)

        • Darkness Immemorial

          Ah ok lol at least April 12th isn’t far now, only 19 days away.

        • Darkness Immemorial

          Ah lmao understandable lol at least April 12th isn’t but 19 days away :D

    • vertical09

      Raise your flag!

    • SoreyZ

      Here’s a biscuit for you ;)

  • PhoenixAutomatic

    Absolutely Magnificent.

  • vertical09

    Damn these bosses looks amazing. Some of the most interesting in the series yet, and I’m sure there plenty more to experience.

  • Traingham

    I think I saw Gwyn riding a dragon.

    I THINK I SAW GWYN RIDING A DRAGON!

    But…but…no…

  • PuppetMaster

    Looks great

  • bloodiOS

    The 12th of April can’t come soon enough…

  • http://psnprofiles.com/Chadow_91 Chadow_91

    They are always so good at making trailers…and give us spoilers! If you want to know better the lore or learn new things you don’t know on the Souls/Blood/Like games, look at this very interesting channel. I have to go sleep, I have things to do later today.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVsaCwqSql8&list=PLWLedd0Zw3c6xdi9Ta25qqVO5-MqmHdVv&index=1

  • Paladin Joe

    Amazing. That giant worm monster looked fantastic and Gwyn riding a dragon is one of the most epic things I have ever seen in a game.

  • Pepsiman

    The collapsing bridge with the skeleton army looked awesome!

  • Yuntu

    I still don’t quite get why we only get the game at April 12th, streamers are getting it today and could play the whole thing (though they are only allowed to stream the first 4 1/2 hours).

    • Lambadelta

      i understand it is their marketing strategy, but the whole point of Souls game is to play them without any hint so they can surprise you but chances of getting spoiled is getting higher every day even if you try to avoid. i personally don’t care and will play regardless but i understand those that do.

      they should seriously just release the game at least a week earlier than what was promised…

  • Budgiecat

    Now that this is the Final Souls……what will FromSoft do next?

    that is the true mystery….

    • pixxxelz

      Bloodborne 2?

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Wish they’s go back to Demons, you know..best Souls.

      • Yuntu

        I would be good with getting the cut content from it.

    • LivingHam

      I seriously doubt it will be the end of the “Souls-type” games from them as a whole, just the end of “Dark Souls”. They probably want to move on to different settings and such like they did with Bloodborne.

    • Richard Miller

      Another Chromehounds.

    • Pastmaster

      Miyazaki talked about a light-hearted RPG with Sony to let it happen. It would be a challenge.

      • Budgiecat

        why did FromSoft’s character driven jrpgs have such kooky artstyles….(Evergrace 1 & 2, Lost Kingdoms 1 & 2, Enchanted Arms)

    • LunarHaven

      You should hurry up and finish Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls II and Bloodborne before Dark Souls III arrives!

      • Budgiecat

        you say that like it’s easy lol
        I’m still having trouble with FromSoft’s Forever Kingdom (Everegrace 2)…some Souls like Giant Ogre kills me in one shot if he sees me and my team mates :3

        • LunarHaven

          Yeah haha, it’s a mental challenge for sure, I’ve yelled quite a bit at my TV playing these games. I have a couple of friends who stopped playing Bloodborne after the second boss. lol

          • Budgiecat

            i just dun like how….the more u lose, the weaker u get cause your weapons get weak and you dun have the goods to fortify or fix em…

    • PhoenixAutomatic

      They need to bring back Techu.

      • Budgiecat

        Tenchu, A.C.E., Armored Core, Otogi

        but probably not Enchanted Arms and Evergrace lol

        • PhoenixAutomatic

          I remember Enchanted Arms my goodness the game was so fucking tedious I stopped playing halfway but yeah Tenchu and Armored Core needs to return.

    • ayanami-chan

      ARMORED CORE GODDAMNIT

  • DavidCage

    Damn,my toaster cant run this…

  • The Skittles

    Sooo hyped. The vid showed heaps of info bout some of the big bosses. The sandworm im guessing is Aldritch, Saint of the deep. He looks like he came out straight out of a monster hunter game. And that Abyss Watcher. Thank god I don’t have to fight 5 of them. And that Attack Combo. Doesn’t that remind you of anyone? *ahem artorias*ahem* And the dragon rider might be Holy King Lothric. April 12, come faster please.

  • pixxxelz

    Just 3 more weeks!
    http://i.imgur.com/hg0FhL1.gif

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  • shogunknight

    Good lord i shouldnt have watched this, i need this now!

  • Richard Miller

    Day one on PC for me.

  • http://www.genkivision.com genkivision

    Is that freakin’ Gwyn? And a young Seath?
    And is that the original chosen undead from DS awakening in the original Firelink Shrine graveyard? The undead legion killing each other?

    What is happening?

  • Limbless

    >the game is already playable on PC
    >but only if you’re an obnoxious YouTuber

    Top booty bothering, FROM.

    • Yuntu

      Tons of streamer also get to play it today.

  • LunarHaven

    I hope it’s like in Dark Souls, that you can buy bosses armor pieces after beating them. Because some of the bosses in this games have some insane cool armors.

  • Superior Amygdala

    Many videe game news outlets and websites have played some parts of this game and said it is not as difficult as the previous Souls game :/ shit i hope they were joking. Still super hype.

    • GOLDEN

      Miyazaki stated that it was dumb down for the Journalist. Basically. Vaatividya said it on one of his Video.

    • GOLDEN

      http://www.designntrend.com/articles/64279/20151107/dark-souls-3-director-difficulty-bloodborne-new-covenant-gameplay.htm

      “Dark Souls 3” is highly anticipated by many a hardcore gamer, but the project’s director recently discussed how he hopes to invite new players by making slight difficulty tweaks. He also tried to distance his concept from “Bloodborne’s” gameplay by teasing a new covenant system.

      The news comes to Design & Trend via an interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki featured in Play Magazine. In the scope of a much larger feature, he discussed these critical topics.

      When it comes to creating a “Dark Souls” game, the number one feature demanded by fans is a brutal standard difficulty. However, making the experience hard is much more of a balancing act for the development team at From Software than players might think. “I want to keep the possibility of accomplishment and the difficulty itself,” Miyazaki said. Tailoring these two competing concepts involves creating attacks and then assigning reasonable damage values to them after testing.

      Another outlet for difficulty experimentation, however, is the addition of new gameplay mechanics. Past Design & Trend articles have heavily detailed “Dark Souls 3’s” Battle Arts system and increased importance of mana. In learning these revised systems, both returning and new players will be on level ground. “I think seasoned players will feel refreshed and enjoy the new strategies,” he concluded. “And for the new players, I want to make it difficult but accomplishable and enjoyable.”

      Inviting new players to “Dark Souls 3” is a much higher priority this year than it was in the past.Following From Software’s incredible success with “Bloodborne” on PS4, there’s a heightened public interest in what the studio is making next.

      That being said, Miyazaki took the time to assure his devotees that the third “Dark Souls” title will not be a clone of that acclaimed title. To him, the two games may share elements, but they use them in opposite ways. “Where ‘Bloodborne’ rewarded aggression, ‘Dark Souls,’ conversely, rewards patience.” He even mentioned that his testers purposefully tried to play “Dark Souls 3” in a “Bloodborne” style to make sure the two gameplay experiences diverged from one another.

      One way to prove that separation is through “Dark Souls'” beloved covenant system. For those that haven’t played before, covenants essentially allow players to pledge loyalty to non-playable characters in the game. In oath to a leader, one must help or hurt other players in multiplayer depending on what the quest requires.

      Gamers have long been wondering how that mechanic will be leveraged in “Dark Souls 3,” but Miyazaki was hesitant to discuss it. In his own words, they’ll be “slightly different compared to the past series” because they “will be a chance to explore various new situations in the simple multiplayer of co-op and invasion.”

      • Superior Amygdala

        Well, shit..
        Thanks a lot for this article though!

      • LunarHaven

        Demon’s Souls wasn’t well advertised and could easily have been a flop, yet the difficulty made it legendary and made it spread and spread into a success. I think if they made DkS III the absolute hardest game of them all, it would take that effect to a new level and thus more people would play it.

  • Syn

    I have just soiled myself, wasnt that hyped for the game but MY GOODNESSS!!!!! Those bosses at the end took me 0-100 real quick. Day one.

  • Heldronus

    That bird rider boss in the clouds looks incredible.

  • kamiliasan

    I guess DS III is going to blow my mind , I just need to resist it , just a few week to go…………

    PS : PC pre orders of DS III are 45$ http://bit.do/bSMhf which is 25% off.

  • Gabranthh

    They don’t have japanese voice acting?

    • Yuntu

      They do, Bloodborne had so many voice options. It’s just that english is the prefered language, probably even in Japan.

      • Gabranthh

        Ah, ty.

      • Zancrow

        Actually Bloodborne didn’t even have a Japanese dub at launch. I think it came later via an update, maybe with the DLC.

        • Yuntu

          Dunno when I played I had every option avaiable. But I highly doubt DLC and think if they did that then it was a patch.

          • Zancrow

            Yeah, I meant they patched it in at the same time when The Old Hunters arrived or something along those lines.

      • Msd310

        Bloodborne sounds good in French. Somehow the Doll sounds better that way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7zGH54nVcM

        • MetalRizeAwesomeOnmipenismon

          That was beautiful :'(

  • Dammage

    Cancelled preorder after I saw videos of severe framerate drops on console. Really wanted that LE, but I’d rather not get framedrops on PC

    • vishmarx

      and how do you know youre not getting those drops on pc? i saw a stream (ign)with a 980 pc dropping to low 40s and only yesterday they updated the game’s requirements to a 970.
      how do you know what you saw was final build or a console version to begin with?

      • Dammage

        I’d rather drop from 60 to 40 than from 30 to 15. And it was a recent stream on PS4 so it should be pretty close to the final build if not. Don’t feel like waiting a month for a patch like Bloodborne

        • planetofthemage

          Using drops from a stream isn’t a great way to benchmark a game.

    • Zancrow

      A Souls game without framedrops isn’t a Souls game! lol
      Well, I hope it will get a similar patch like Bloodborne, then.
      Although, I survived Valley of Defilement and Plague Town, so nothing can shock me, anymore.

      • Dammage

        Dark Souls 2 actually ran super well on PS4 (at 60 fps even!) so it’s a shame.

        • Zancrow

          Well yeah, it was originally a PS3 game. lol Dark Souls 3 looks way better.
          Although, I think other developers could probably make it run at 60FPS. Or at least a stable 30.

  • http://drewnelson2650.weebly.com/ Big Drew

    I. CANT. F$%*ING. WAIT!!! OMFG

  • kamiliasan

    I guess DS III is going to blow my mind , I just need to resist it , just a few weeks to go…………

    PS : PC pre orders of DS III are 45$ http://bit.do/bSMhf which is 25% off.

    • vishmarx

      pS : wait for it to release if you wanna get the PC , certain things point to it not being the best port

  • Sadaharu

    I still havent got the first boss in Bloodborne yet XD

    • ayanami-chan

      u got time

  • Tetris

    Holy freaking crap I got shivers watching that

  • kamiliasan

    I guess DS III is going to blow my mind , I just need to resist it , just a few weeks to go…………

    PS : PC pre orders of DS III are 45$ http://bit.do/bSMhf which is 25% off.

  • Zancrow

    HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.

    Giant Enemy Crab confirmed!

    Also, anyone who ponders about watching this: It shows a lot of hype shit!

    • Jay

      Thanks for the warning lol. Glad I decided to just read the comments.

      • Zancrow

        Yeah, I kinda regret watching it. lol The wait is killing me and that Japan and e-celebs get it earlier doesn’t help.

        • Jay

          I hear ya, man… The wait is real.

  • ayanami-chan

    My body is ready

  • ayanami-chan

    Yeah that is some of the coolest shit I’ve seen in a long time.

  • Spaceloaf

    This looks like the best of Bloodborne and Dark Souls combined into one perfect package.

    While I don’t pre-order games anymore (due to how often companies have screwed us over), this is probably going to end up being a day-one purchase for me unless it turns out to have severe technical issues.

    • Darkness Immemorial

      I pre-ordered the Collectors Edition cause when it comes to From Soft, they never disappoint.