E3 2015 Report: Dark Souls 3 To Be Released In Early 2016


I feel like we’re all living in a Dolan meme right now, with us all going into the E3 2015 house where “everything was leaks.” Not only does it appear as though the Dark Souls 3 leak was completely true, but IGN is now reporting that an unreleased promotional image they somehow acquired suggests the game will be released in Early 2016.

Bandai Namco, publishers of the Dark Souls series, have declined to comment on any outstanding Dark Souls 3 rumors at this time. However, we have already seen quite a few details leak already, including screenshots of specific areas, sacrifice/PvP mechanics, boss battles changing based on dynamic in-game changes as well as some of the areas the player can explore.

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Keeping true to the whole notion of ash and the first flame, it appears our currently-unnamed protagonist will be literally doused with flame at some point in Dark Souls 3. It does have me wondering, however, just how exactly From Software will be able to pull off a brand new set of ideas and lore for the series in such a short turnaround. I mean, Dark Souls II was released in Early 2014 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, with a PC version coming a month later. A year after that is when we saw the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game launch.

With Bloodborne being released earlier this year, it’s fair to assume at least 2 teams exist at the development studio. That said, my fear is that an Early 2016 release of Dark Souls 3 would be too soon in the development cycle. Hopefully, though, there’s more than meets the eye to this report, even if it means co-development with another studio. This kind of gameplay system is truly excellent, and deserves a shorter wait time between releases.

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