Showing posts with label Dark Souls III. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dark Souls III. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire System Revealed

Early builds of Dark Souls 3 to include secret bonfire system and PvP invasion mechanics by developer From Software.

The third entry in the Dark Souls series from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, Dark Souls III came out in early 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but still houses many unraveled mysteries for players to discover today.

Recently, a YouTuber named Lance McDonald has discovered a hidden multiplayer content that has been left within the game without completing and never revealing to the masses. Some of these were part of the original leak from the game before it was released. Sounds interesting, right?

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Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire Revealed

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Following is a video that McDonald has uploaded lately where he shows his findings step by step in playthrough.




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An early leak before the launch of the game suggested that From Software was about to introduce a new mechanic where players could sacrifice enemies in a form of ritual, which will let them invade other players' game and even attack them.

The game's first downloadable content, Ashes of Ariandel had a dedicated PvP arena for players to duke it out but looks like, the developers originally intended to mix things up a little bit for player invasions with the new sacrifice mechanic.

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Somehow, that gameplay system didn't end up getting included in the final version of Dark Souls III but McDonald has managed to dig up details on how it would have been. There is an unfinished Cult Death system for letting players drag down few Hollow NPCs to turn on cult bonfires.

While these portable bonfires would have allowed players to level up or reverse hollowing, there is another type of bonfire that can be created using Ceremony Swords and upon plunging it into an enemy corpse, it would lead to a cut-scene animation.

RELATED: Dark Souls 3 Mod Forces of Annihilation Out Now

This ceremony was meant to trigger an eclipse that would let them to invade other players in darkened worlds to engage in PvP battles. Since they opted out from this at the last moment, the function doesn't work properly and player character is stuck there.

Whatever reasons From Software had for not including this into the final version of Dark Souls III, it could've been such a great fun. Who knows what else content have they scrapped ahead of launch like this alpha multiplayer system and hidden ceremonies?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dark Souls Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Prepare to die again because, Bandai Namco has announced Dark Souls Trilogy for PS4 and Xbox One.

In spite of having a reputation of being extremely hard to play, developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco received mostly positive receptions for their action role-playing Souls game series over the years. Lately, a remastered version of the first game is released for all major platforms after six years and saw great success, leading the publisher to announce the critically acclaimed series as Dark Souls Trilogy for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to release on October 19, 2018.

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Dark Souls Trilogy Announced for PS4 and Xbox One

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Behold the greatness of all three games from Bandai Namco's renowned action RPG Souls series in a new announcement trailer.




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The compilation includes Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition along with all DLC released previously. That brings Ashes of Ariandel, Crown of the Ivory King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Sunken King and The Ringed City at your disposal. Basically, you are getting best version of every single title from the entire series altogether within this pack to challenge your combat skills and to decide whether or not Lordran can look up to you as its savior.

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The very first Souls game that pioneered the franchise, Demon's Souls will not be a part of the collection though. One more thing to note is that, Bandai Namco is only releasing collection will not be heading over to marketplace of Europe but to Asia and US only. However, they can still enjoy Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch on October 19, 2018. Apparently, PC gamers and Switch owners have to sit this one down anyway. Besides, the latter group has already waited five months to get the first game on their consoles.

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Dark Souls Trilogy for consoles comes in a slick looking SteelBook case for the price of $79.99 only and since physical copies of the release will be limited in numbers, you are best advised to pre-order now to ensure you own one during launch. If you own a console and crave for some great game, then this can be your ultimate pick to dive deep into a dark universe to encounter vicious monstrosity it is going to throw at you.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dark Souls 3 Mod Forces of Annihilation Out Now

Forces of Annihilation Mod for Dark Souls 3 let you stomp the Kingdom of Lothric as the game's fiercest enemies.

Ever wondered how fun experience it would be to play as the boss characters in notoriously tough action role-playing game Dark Souls III of developer From Software? Well, you can just stop wondering about that and simply check out the new Dark Souls 3 Forces of Annihilation Mod by team Datahacks. Currently available on Nexusmods, this free to download mod allows players to assume the role of dreaded boss characters or other enemies from the game they have faced before.

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Dark Souls III Forces of Annihilation Mod

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To give you the idea of how it is played out, we have a short demo of the Forces of Annihilation and this is brilliantly amazing. Enjoy!




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The demo features one of the Lords of Cinder bosses, Yhorm the Giant and shows how tables are turned when he is controlled by a player instead of AI. We see him get up from the large throne room to go outside laying waste to the Jailer Handmaids and fire-breathing Gargoyles with minimum effort. There is a sense of satisfaction playing as Yhorm because, whereas you had to strategize your moves to deal damage to him, you can just swing his gigantic machete at your disposal.

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Yhorm quickly moves towards another passage, dealing with more Handmaids by unleashing the fury of his blade. Away from the halls, he heads over to the bridge and slays another Gargoyle with ease. Having an extended health bar for playing a boss character is satisfying and watching him weirdly climbing up a ladder was really funny. What is noticeable here is that a great deal of his speed has been traded for brute strength and these were of course by the original design of the character.

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Play as Abyss Watchers in Dark Souls III

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Datehacks modder team has done a fabulous job by creating the Forces of Annihilation Mod to make many Dark Souls III players' dream come true. If you require assistance installing the mods, there is a three part video tutorial on YouTube that explains the whole process of adding it to the game to play as the bosses and their movesets along with camera control. Step by step the developers are adding more enemies to the fold and updating the mod as all of them are not yet available.