Watch Eli Roth's Animated Short For Dark Souls III

by Andrew Reiner on Mar 30, 2016 at 02:36 PM

Eli Roth, the actor, director, and writer best know for his work in the director's chain on Hostel, teamed with Bandai Namco for a Dark Souls III animated short called "The Witches." Roth directed the piece, which was put together by Six Point Harness, an animation studio out of Los Angeles, CA. The video only clocks in at two minutes, but features plenty of Dark Souls and Roth-like violence, mostly falling onto a hero who probably has trouble rolling out of bed in the morning.

You can check out how this video came to be in an equally short making of video. Dark Souls III launches on April 12 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Here are our observations from the first hour of stepping foot into Dark Souls III's dangerous world.

Our Take
The video's art style and animation carry Dark Souls' vibe well, hopefully opening the door for more experiments just like this. Do you think Dark Souls should venture further into other entertainment mediums, or should its lore stay locked to games?