Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: From Software

Bandai Namco released opening cinematic from Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III’s intro has been released by Bandai Namco. FromSoftware’s upcoming action role-playing game will once again pit players against streams of diabolical traps and deadly, though quite nice-looking, enemies. The video highlights the characters that players will run across as they fight their way throughout the land of Lothric.

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Dark Souls III multiplayer screenshots, character art released

Bandai Namco has released a new set of screenshots of the multiplayer component from Dark Souls III. The 10 shots highlight the staples of the series, including dark spirit invasions, co-op summoning, bloodstains that replay a player’s death, messages left by others, and phantoms of others running through the same area. Several art pieces were also released for a number of builds: Academy Assassin, Herald of White, Northern Warrior, and Wandering Knight.

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Dark Souls III to launch next April, new gameplay video, screens up

FromSoftware’s next entry in the Souls line will launch next April, according to Bandai Namco. Dark Souls III, scheduled to ship for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, will task players with trekking through a new realm to learn its mysteries as they battle the Lords of Cinder. Skills will also be introduced, which will add attack modifiers to each weapon type that can result in anything from enemies being knocked out of guard to more powerful swings. A new gameplay trailer and screenshots were also released, check them out below.

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Dark Souls III announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Bandai Namco has officially revealed FromSoftware’s next title, Dark Souls III. The “dark and brooding fantasy adventure” is scheduled to launch in early 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Not much else was revealed about the upcoming journey, other than it will be similar to the previous games, with players traveling throughout an interconnected world, avoiding traps, searching out secrets, and battlings monsters and beasts. Though there is a bit of a twist this time around, as players are trying to avoid a looming apocalypse.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available for console, PC

The complete version of Dark Souls II, Scholar of the First Sin, is now available for console and PC. In addition to all three download packs (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King), Scholar of the First Sin also includes the new Forlorn invader, a higher multiplayer count, different enemy placement, additional in-game events, expanded item descriptions, interface improvements, and more. New buyers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin now available on Steam for PC

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has launched for PC. Available through Steam, Scholar of the First Sin features support for DirectX 11 with updated graphics along with the new Forlorn invader, new enemy placement, an increased multiplayer count, extra in-game events, expanded item descriptions, and more. The release also includes all three download quests, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. Newcomers can purchase the game for $49.99, while current owners with the download packs can buy the game for $19.99 and those without the packs for $29.99.

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New Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin video debuts Forlorn NPC

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The latest footage showcases the new NPC invader, the Forlorn. The video runs a little over three minutes and shows what players have come to expect from Dark Souls II: pain. Beset by regular enemies, a player desperately tries to get the upper hand as the Forlorn closes in and proceeds to harass them throughout the encounter.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin patch, media released

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, the box art, and 10 new screenshots for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. A new patch has also gone live, which adds the new non-playable character The Scholar, who offers additional insight into the story, plus improvements to online matchmaking, expanded item descriptions, the Agape Ring, and other adjustments and changes to solo as well as online play.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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