Namco Bandai has officially announced an April 2016 release window for Dark Souls 3 for both the USA and Japan.
Dark Souls 3 is in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
A “Dark Souls III” trailer paved the way for the official announcement of its release date in March 2016 for Japan. Access will be restricted to a limited number of users who register on the Dark Souls 3 website, with registration opening at 4pm BST tomorrow, September 18. Those include new tools and options, but the major new feature will be the Skills system, which will add attack modifiers to each weapon type, allowing for a deeper RPG-style experience. In the words of From Software themselves, an example: “Increase an axe’s attack power with War Cry or break an enemy’s guard with a quick upward swing from Ready Stance”.
Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki previously said that Dark Souls 3 won’t be the last game in the series. In addition, Estus Flask drinking animations will take a tad bit longer and stamina will not regenerate as quickly on top of an increased character movement speed.
Bloodborne looked spectacular. Regardless of how From Software fans feel about it in comparison to the Dark Souls games, most people will admit that it looked great in comparison when it came to visuals. Americans will be able to dig into all this starting in April 2016.