On his blog, Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb unveiled some awesome sales on a bevy of arcade titles and DLC that will go live over the next two weeks, including discounts on the Alan Wake franchise — up to 83% off from May 21 to May 27 — as well as Dark Souls and its Artorias of the Abyss DLC. New titles will be coming to Games on Demand, too, including Crysis 3 tomorrow and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and DmC Devil May Cry on May 28. Check out the full list of upcoming deals on Hryb’s blog. READ MORE
I love Dark Souls with a flaming, burning, itching passion. It’s a great game, even though it hurts me. Dark Souls doesn’t mean to hurt me, I know it loves me as much as I love it, it’s just that it doesn’t know how to show it’s love for me. Its predecessor, Demon’s Souls, was lacking in the DLC department, and both games don’t really require any sort of expansion on their world or story. That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t welcome DLC with open arms, because I totally would.
If this rumor proves true, Dark Souls could indeed be getting some DLC. A source of EGM said Namco Bandai and FromSoftware have plans to expand on their game via “some form of expanded content” that’s nearing the end of development. Not too long ago FromSoftware filed a trademark for “Yami no Mori” — a name that translates to “Forest of Darkness” or “Dark Forest.” Intriguing.READ MORE
Did you miss out on Demon’s Souls? You Did? You’re a dirty whore, and you should be ashamed. Err, sorry. For those of you who don’t have PS3′s or just weren’t terribly interested in the first game, Dark Souls is making things easy for you with a series of gorgeous videos that act as an introduction to the game’s beautiful and incredibly dangerous world. Feast you eyes on part one below.
Sexy, right? If you find yourself craving more you should definitely check out part two that’s patiently waiting for you after the jump. Dark Souls releases on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 4th. READ MORE
Oh Dark Souls, how I love you so. You came into my life one day without warning and it was like that chubby little naked baby shot me with one of his arrows. I was in love, and oh how I want you in my bedroom. I’ve lit candles. I’ll treat you right. Err, so there’s this new trailer for the game, I do believe I have it below for your viewing pleasure. It’s pretty much the most amazing thing I’ve seen all day, and that’s saying something for a day where I saw a grown man with baby hands.
Dark Souls releases on October 4th for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It will be amazing, I just know it. READ MORE
This new trailer, fresh from Gamescom, shows off a few of the bosses that’ll undoubtedly be tearing us to pieces when the game adds a much needed dose of dark fantasy fun to the world on October 4. I can’t help but look at the world they’ve created and wonder who came up with these fucking terrifying monsters. From the video games I’ve played and the horror movies I’ve seen, I’ve witnessed a fair share of monsters, but the ones in these games take the place. Like, if there was a beauty pageant for monsters, where they were judged based on quickly they made you soil yourself, the ones in these games would win.
I honestly think this series stands up and in many aspects surpasses the major players in the RPG genre, like the Elder Scrolls and Diablo series. The only thing that keeps it from gaining wider appeal is its incredibly unforgiving difficulty. I’ll admit I broke a controller while playing Demon’s Souls, and I never get that angry. When a game frustrates me I set down the controller and do something productive, like light some candles, lay down on my beanbag and fantasize about TJ. I hope that’s not weird. READ MORE
I love Demon’s Souls. It’s creepy, atmospheric, beautiful, and one of the most difficult games I’ve ever played. If I had any complaints about the game it’d be that not enough people were able to experience it. Thankfully, it’s sequel, Dark Souls, will be making its way to both the PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year and it promises a more refined experience with a few tweaks to the gameplay and new items, weapons and spells. Throw in a bunch of new enemies, even crazier boss fights and what the same unforgiving nature, and you have yourself a damn fine dark fantasy RPG.
Dark Souls releases on October 4th in the States and the 7th for Europe. I suggest playing every game you own on its most difficult setting so you can be better prepared for this game. Otherwise, it will chew you up, make fun of your mom, steal your lover, put Saran wrap on your toilet seat, and spit you out. Head past the break for a couple dozen gorgeous screenshots, if you dare.READ MORE
I have two Dark Souls related things for you tonight. The first is a glimpse at the game’s Limited Edition, which as you can see below, includes an art book, snazzy case, behind the scenes featurettes, and a guide book. That last one might prove the most useful knowing how difficult the game is going to be (even more so than the very unforgiving Demon’s Souls). The second thing I have is a chance to get your name in the game’s credits.
To manage this you’ll have to show off your artistic capabilities and design up to three shields using the templates they provide on their Facebook contest page. While you’re there you should become a fan of the Dark Souls Facebook page and if you can get all this done by July 13th you’ll have a chance at getting immortalized in the credits. READ MORE
I don’t want to sound bias, but this game is pretty amazing. Nay, it’s perfect. Now, you could be saying to yourself, “Why Adam, how could you say such a thing when you haven’t played it?”, to which I’ll reply “Shut it and get back to work on those floors, they’re not going to clean themselves!” And they won’t, because floors can’t clean themselves and anyone who says otherwise is being silly. On to the point – Dark Souls is a video game, and more specifically a successor to the dark fantasy RPG Demon’s Souls from waaay back in 2009. It looks great, but if you need proof look below:
See? I wouldn’t lie to you. The reason I’m so in love with this game, or really its predecessor, is because it’s unique. It strives to innovate and that’s a rare thing when most are content with making sequels or licensing games from recognized brands for easy cash. I’m not saying this is the only game that’s innovative, I’m just saying it’s doing things I enjoy and haven’t seen before. Take the multiplayer for example, no other game (to my knowledge) has so seamlessly integrated its multiplayer into the overall experience and story like this series. It’s fun, original, and it adds an element of unpredictability to the game that I like. Head past the break to hear more of my ramblings, oh yeah, and a bunch of screens. READ MORE
So there’s this game, it’s called Demon’s Souls and I love it more than anyone should love a video game. It just so happens that this bringer of dirty sexual gratification is getting a sequel, the far better titled Dark Souls. Last month we were teased with a a potential release window to give us an idea of when we could expect the game to grace our consoles (and my smooth inner thigh) but now everything feels a little more real with an actual release date. But before we dig into that, here’s a brand new trailer for the game!
So when can you expect it? The folks in America are getting it on October 4th, while those across the pond will be able to rub it all over their faces on the 7th. Now I have to ask – is there anyone out there that is looking forward to this game as much as I am? I only ask because when I get it I’m considering some hot threeway action. Sure it doesn’t have a split-screen option but that’s alright, I like to watch. Picture it: you, me in my footed pajamas, some lit candles on the windowsill and a bottle of baby oil within reach of the Sumo Gigantor that we’ll definitely have to cuddle on while playing it. READ MORE
Only two years ago we were given Demon’s Souls, a dark fantasy RPG that was as unforgiving as it was beautiful and unique. Unfortunately, it’s steep learning curve and incredibly tough difficulty kept the game from being a hit, despite some very impressive reviews. Demon’s Souls was one of my favorite games of 2009 so when a spiritual successor dubbed Dark Soulswas unveiled last year I was a little excited.
Since its trailer debut screenshots have been steadily trickling out proving that even though it’s not being referred to as a sequel, Dark Souls is still very much like its predecessor. READ MORE
Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to the incredible PS3 exclusive Demon’s Souls, known for its unforgiving difficulty and unique multiplayer. Unlike its predecessor, Dark Souls won’t be exclusive to the PS3, meaning Xbox 360 gamers will finally have a chance to get spanked by the game, and it would seem it might actually be more difficult than the original.
After the jump you’ll bear witness to the biggest wolf I’ve ever seen in a game, eerie castles, reanimated skeletons and a boss that looks like a twisted mass of teeth and bone. Yeah, Dark Souls is going to rock. READ MORE
Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to one of 2009′s most surprisingly fantastic games. Gamers seem to either love the game for its unique story and gameplay, innovative multiplayer and gorgeous environments or they hate it for its punishing difficulty and steep learning curve. Usually I’d find myself in the latter category but after dropping over 30 hours into the game I can say I’m incredibly excited for its followup, Dark Souls. Check out the trailer below.
Ok, it might have been a bit of an exaggeration when I said this trailer could change your life but it will make you a better person just for watching it. And that’s almost as good, right? Dark Souls is due out sometime later this year and it’s no longer PS3 exclusive as the game will also be gracing the Xbox 360. READ MORE
From directors Mathieu Peteul and César Ducasse comes the Norwegian (Cold Prey) horror Dark Souls, which is currently in post-production (as previously reported back in September). From Addict Film, the thriller was shot on Super 16 in Oslo, Norway.
The trailer teases: “The Darkness within has come out to play.” You can watch it below, while you’ll also find a slew of some pretty serious images.
“A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated and becomes pale and unresponsive. Similar attacks begin to happen, and Johanna’s father takes it on himself to find out the truth. He embarks on a dark thrill ride of lost memories, conspiracy, and zombie-like symptoms. Finding the mysterious darkness within is the source of the bizarre world he has uncovered.”