This new editorial on Eurogamer provides a fascinating and detailed analysis of the lore, narrative structure, and storytelling elements that From Software has injected throughout their popular Dark Souls series, but since it contains various references to moments that transpire in the RPG trilogy, it's worth tossing out a spoiler alert before I quote from it.A snip:
Dark Souls III has been mercilessly slaughtering an uncountable number of players over the past couple of weeks, but based on the latest round of reviews, people seem to enjoy such a fate.Forbes gives it a 10/10:
The Verge doesn't score it:
Dark Souls 3 has become Bandai Namco Entertainment America's fastest-selling game of all time, and the most successful day-one launch in the publisher's history.While sales figures for the game have yet to be revealed, Bandai Namco says that the game achieved "incredibly strong first week sales", leading to it breaking records within the company.
Bandai Namco's Dark Souls 3 is UK's new No.1, with launch week sales up by 61 per cent compared to Dark Souls 2 back in 2014.
Bandai Namco America sent out a press release to celebrate Dark Souls III's impressive sales results so far.While they don't share numbers, they do reveal that the title is the one that sold the fastest at launch for the company:
A trailer -- with yet another strange music choice -- was also released to celebrate the game's accolades.
Now we have a new one coming down the pipe with Dark Souls 3 Update 1.The console versions will likely see the patch hit soon as well, though there was no confirmation on a date.
While Dark Souls 3 will be getting its first DLC expansion later this year, the second of the three expansions won’t be making a 2016 launch.We had recently learned that the first DLC will come this Fall, but now we know that the second DLC will launch in early 2017.
In a new interview with GNN Gamer, Miyazaki has said that “Dark Souls 3 will have several DLCs like previous games.What is certain for now is, to me personally Dark Souls is over.
While a lot of people are now moving towards digital versions of games, it has been revealed that Dark Souls 3 has shipped a very impressive number of copies worldwide so far.Those are related to actual sales, but if the shipment numbers are any indication, Dark Souls 3 is doing very well.
The first is that the Souls series has come a long way, and that people really, really like it.So much that it ruled April’s NPD software sales figures.