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Did You Know Gaming Takes On The Dark Souls Series

by Elise Favis on May 07, 2016 at 12:25 PM

From Software's Souls series has built a rich world. Did You Know Gaming's newest segment unearths the series' wealth of lore and offers fascinating snippets of information from its development.

Noteworthy bits of trivia include how multiple architectures and buildings were inspired by real-life locations. For example, the city of Anor Londo is based off the Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) in Italy. Another tidbit is how the Painted World of Ariamis was originally supposed to be pulled from the game, because the wintry environment didn't mesh well with the rest of the game. However, because director Hidetaka Miyazaki was fond of the environment, it was kept, but condensed into a world that could be accessed through a portal in a painting.

You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming channel covering Metal Gear Solid 3Super Mario RPGMetal Gear Solid 2Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainWarioConker's Bad Fur DayBatman: Arkham Asylum,  the history of the Wii UNESPlayStation 2Nintendo 64, the DS, and two covering the Game Boy by hitting the links.