Dark Souls 3 Preview Round-Up

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In light of the upcoming release of Dark Souls III, today Bandai Namco has released new screenshots some of the finer details that fans can expect to encounter upon its debut. These breathtaking pieces of artwork specifically depict the eight character classes of the game: Knight, Mercenary, Warrior, Herald of White, Thief, Assassin, Cleric, and Deprived. There are also some photos of combat and atmospheres, including some utterly jawdropping locations. Check it all out in our gallery at the bottom of the page.

In addition to these new assets, a number of Dark Souls III previews, based on an extensive demo provided to press outlets, have gone up across the web, giving players an impression of what the first few hours of gameplay will entail and what changes to the series are immediately apparent. Be sure to check these out to get your full Dark Souls III fill¬†before the game’s worldwide release next month.

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Polygon– “Dark Souls 3: everything we know from playing the first four hours.

“When we were first able to play Dark Souls 3 late last summer, it was a very early, clearly unfinished and unbalanced version of the game. Whole systems were missing, and we were left with almost as many questions as answers. Last week, we sat down to play four hours of a new, near-complete build of From Software’s latest from the beginning, and we’re feeling a lot more confident in our image of what the game is and how it compares to previous titles in the series.”

GameInformer– “Expert Observations From The First Hours Of Dark Souls III

“Our experience gave us concrete answers to many of the questions that have been lingering in the back of our minds for some time.”

Gamespot– “Dark Souls 3: Fighting, Dying, And Persevering Through The First Three Hours

“…Bloodborne seems to be seeping into the Dark Souls formula. Dark Souls III’s weapon Arts are clearly inspired by the trick weapons of its gothic cousin; dodging is a much more viable combat option this time around; even the enemy types are faster in general, leaping from corners and attacking aggressively while I ready my shield. It’s unclear if this dynamism, and the more fast-paced components of Bloodborne, will last throughout the entirety of Dark Souls III.”

Dark Souls III will launch worldwide on April 12, 2016 on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. For more on the game be sure to hit up the Gameranx site tag for all the latest stories.