Looks like you’ll want to budget for an extra controller next month: Dark Souls will be hitting store shelves on October 4 for the 360 and PS3. The spiritual successor to 2009’s PS3-exclusive tough-as-nail action-RPG, Demon’s Souls, finds developer From Software returning to torment gamers with a new quest that will have them facing more traps and creatures on a search for the Eternal Flame of Life. Steel yourself for more fist-pumping in rage and cries of despair as all those precious souls slip away from a stupid mistake—the official site address is PrepearetoDie.com, after all.
For gamers wanting a little extra, the Collector’s Edition can be pre-ordered for the same price as the standard edition ($59.99) and will include a limited edition art book, mini strategy guide, soundtrack, and behind-the-scenes videos available by download via an included code. And all of it is packaged in a steelbook case.
For more information on Demon’s Souls, check out our review.
With tense dungeon crawling and fearsome enemy encounters, the seamlessly intertwined world of Dark Souls is full of extreme battles, rewarding challenges, nuanced weaponry and magic, and the flexibility to customize each character to suit any desired play style. The innovative online component allows gamers to draw from the collective experience of the Dark Souls community as they either help or sabotage each other on the journey through the Northern Realms to save the land from darkness. With a massive, seamless open world design, Dark Souls encourages deep exploration and an adaptable gameplay experience.
Official Site: PrepareToDie.com