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

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

Acclaimed action RPG series Dark Souls has sold over 27 million copies, Dark Souls III adds more than 10 million units.

Despite being an incredibly punishing experience, action role-playing game series Dark Souls from developer From Software has established a brand-new genre known as "Soulsborne" that begin its journey with 2009 title Demon Souls.

According to an official press release by publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, it was revealed today that Dark Souls franchise has sold over 27 million units worldwide and Dark Souls III alone has added 10 million copies to that number.

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Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

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Taking 27 million sales number into account, latest installment of Dark Souls series apparently contributed more than 37% in total sales, which adds combined sales of base game and "Fire Fades Edition", complete version will all DLCs.

Originally made its debut back in March 2016 for Japan and then a month later for worldwide, Dark Souls III is a globally beloved video game franchise based on a dark fantasy setting and still very much popular among player community.

RELATED: Dark Souls 3 Secret Bonfire System Revealed

Moving away from "Soulsborne" genre, From Software has also worked on critically-acclaimed titles like Bloodborne (2015) and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019), both of which were directed by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Miyazaki is planning his return by teaming up with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin for upcoming action RPG title Elden Ring. Though not much of that project is revealed yet, From Software is likely to return to its "Soulslike" roots.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Humble Store Bandai Namco Publisher Week 2019

Bandai Namco is celebrating a "Publisher Week" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on a wide range of games.

Publisher Bandai Namco is pretty reputable to fans when it comes to launch fan-favorite titles on different platforms but their claim to fame is doing anime games right and bringing greatness like Dark Souls franchise to light.

Keeping those titles in mind, the acclaimed developer/publisher has decided to have fun with many of their published games till date with fans by giving awesome discounts via a "Publisher Week" sale on digital storefront of Humble Store.

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Humble Store Bandai Namco Publisher Week 2019

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Entire "Arcade Game Series" featuring titles like Dig Dug, Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man are all up for grabs as they are down to a solid 50% cost, charging you only $1.99 each. You literally got no excuse to not take a trip back to nostalgia lane after this one.

Black Clover: Quartet Knights is a game that is all about magic battle action focused around 4v4 team battles. Both its Standard and Deluxe Edition are available to claim for half their original price in exchange for loads of content including a Season Pass.

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Black Clover: Quartet Knights is 50% Off

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A sequel to action role-playing game of Dark Souls series, Scholar of The First Sin is an updated and worthy edition of Dark Souls II. Everything you have learned and mastered from original release is completely overhauled and on sale for $9.99 only.

Then jump on to Dark Souls III going for 75% off or just the Deluxe Edition on 70% drop to draw epic conclusion to an acclaimed trilogy. Also bag in "Ashes of Ariandel" and "The Ringed City" add-on DLCs or just get the Season Pass for half the price.

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Dark Souls III Deluxe Edition is 70% Off

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Fans of Dragon Ball universe can have some fist-fighting action with 2D fighting game Dragon Ball Fighterz by developer Arc System Works that won multiple awards in "Best Fighting Game" category and is currently going down 60% on its actual retail price.

You can venture some more with Goku and friends into a fighting role-playing experience by bagging either or both of Dragon Ball Xenoverse with or without Season Pass and its sequel, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 at whooping 75% discount.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2 are 75% Off

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Beloved Japanese characters Deku, All Might, Shigaraki and many more from superhero manga series My Hero Academia are assembling for My Hero One's Justice. Although a 33% money off doesn't seem much exciting, it still saves you $19.80 on spot.

Fans of Naruto anime and manga can't really afford to pass a fighting game on the series even though they are average, which is why Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm and Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker titles are having up to 75% discount in this sale.

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Naruto Shippūden and Shinobi Striker are 75% Off

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Backed with a favorable reception and a considerable commercial success; Ni No Kuni Ii: Revenant Kingdom action RPG is now accessible at 50% less charge. Or just get the full game bundled with expansion packs in The Prince's Edition.

Next up, comes another burning offer on one more fighting game One Piece: Burning Blood from developer Spike Chunsoft. Inspired by pirate legend Monkey D. Luffy, current price tag came down to a quarter of actual price after reduction.

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One Piece: Burning Blood is 75% Off

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Original Project CARS title from motorsport racing simulator series is available for $7.49 only at 75% discount. The sequel, Project CARS 2 and its Deluxe Edition are both up at 67% off but you can simply grab the Season Pass at half price if you got the base game.

Ignoring the success of Soulcalibur series is real tough these days now that it passed two long decades of entertaining the fans. Serving as a reboot to the series, Standard and Deluxe Edition of Soulcalibur VI are offering a flat-out 40% price off.

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Soulcalibur VI is 40% Off

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For a back-to-back ride within action role-playing Sword Art Online game series, grab either one of Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition and Lost Song for less than 20 bucks. Same things go for Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online Deluxe Edition at an astounding 70%.

Fantasy role-playing fans can rejoice with Tales series now as players can have all three of Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria in a great deal of 50-75% discount, which roughly comes under less than $50 in total.

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Another of their renowned fighting game franchise Tekken is offering a 30% off on Rematch Edition for additional content and Ultimate Edition for complete experience of Tekken 7, making them available for $48.28 and $62.99 respectively.

All of the above-mentioned games, add-ons and season pass will be provided via Key that can be redeemed on Steam by simply linking your account with Humble Store and you are good to go ahead for a fun-time adventure with your collection.

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Tekken 7 Rematch Edition and Ultimate Edition are 30% Off

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Some of the games with mixed to very positive reception from different genres like Attractio, Deadcore, Hexodius, Impact Winter, Little Nightmares and titles from Pac-Man franchise will only cost you less than 5 bucks.

Not only Bandai Namco does launch good titles but they are making sure that you can afford it and Humble Store would even donate a portion of the sale to charity. So, it would be a right time to utilize the deal if you happen to already added them to your wishlist earlier.

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 Adds Yhorm the Giant

Forces of Annihilation mod for Dark Souls 3 let you stomp the Kingdom of Lothric as Yhorm the Giant.

Ever wondered how fun experience it would be to play as a boss character in notoriously tough action role-playing game Dark Souls III of developer From Software? Well, you can simply do that with newly released Forces of Annihilation mod.

Currently available on Nexusmods website, this free to download mod allows players to assume role of dreaded boss characters or various other enemies from DS3 that they have faced before on PC platform, courtesy of team Datahacks.

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Dark Souls 3 Mod Adds Yhorm the Giant

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To give you slight idea of how it plays out, a short demo of the Forces of Annihilation is rolled out lately.




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Forces of Annihilation features Lords of Cinder boss, Yhorm the Giant and shows how tables are turned when he is controlled by a player instead of AI. He gets up from large throne room to go outside laying waste to the Jailer Handmaids with ease.

He decimates fire-breathing Gargoyles with minimum effort and there is a sense of satisfaction playing as Yhorm. Whereas you had to strategize your moves to deal damage to him, you can now just swing his gigantic machete as you wish.

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Yhorm then quickly moves toward another passage to deal with more Handmaid enemies by unleashing the fury of his merciless blade. Away from those halls, he heads over to the bridge and slays another Gargoyle like it was nothing.

Having an extended health bar for playing a boss character is satisfying and watching him weirdly climbing up a ladder was really funny. A great deal of speed has been traded for brute strength, which is of course by original design of the character.

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Play as Abyss Watchers in Dark Souls III

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If you require assistance installing the mod, there is a three part video tutorial playlist on YouTube that walks you through whole process of adding it to the game, to play as bosses and their movesets along with camera control.

Datehacks modder team has done a fabulous job creating Forces of Annihilation mod to make many Dark Souls III players' dream come true. Step by step, more enemies are being added to it and not all of them are available to play just yet.