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Dark Souls III

Eight New Screenshots And Five Pieces Of Concept Art Showcase Dark Souls III
by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 27, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Developer: From Software
Release:
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Bandai Namco released a handful of screen shots and art assets for Dark Souls III, each with a descriptive title detailing (in some cases) exactly what is happening and who we are seeing in the images.

Bandai Namco also offered some details about the game's earliest moments. Here's the full walkthrough:

As they begin the game, players will find themselves revived in the Untended Graves as an “Unkindled” and will have to face the mighty Iudex Gundyr as a test to prove their worth before heading into Firelink Shrine. In the shrine they will find a Fire Keeper tending to a bonfire who will serve players on their long and arduous journey.  Players will find other characters inhabiting the shrine including Hawkwood, an Unkindled and fugitive from Farron’s Undead Legion, along with a peculiar looking man sitting on one of the thrones in the shrine calling himself Ludleth of Courland and a Lord of Cinder. From Firelink Shrine players will begin a dark and brooding fantasy adventure across the vast and twisted world of Dark Souls III.

The image above is titled, "Dark mass exploding from Iudex Gundyr," while the image below is called, "Fire Keeper in Firelink Shrine". For the rest of the images below, you will find their title above the image.

"Hawkwood fugitive from Farron's Undead Legion"

"Iudex Gundyr battles player to test their worth"

"Mercenary overlooking Firelink Shrine"

"Pyromancer in the Cathedral"

"Rasing flag below High Wall of Lethric"

"Unkindled Sorcerer in Untended Graves"

Bandai Namco also shared some concept art for the game. The piece of the right is called, "Cleric on a journey," and the piece on the right is called, "Dirty beast known to dig up souls from underneath the swamp".

These two pieces are titled, left to right, "Library sage covered in wax held captive by a demon," and, "Odd looking man calling himself Ludleth of Courland and Lord of Cinder".

The final piece of art is titled, "Old ruin high above the clouds."

Dark Souls III releases on April 12 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Dark Souls III, check out all of our features from when the game was on our cover by clicking the banner below.