Dark Souls III is an action role playing game that has been pushed over the creative edge and follows closely from Dark Souls II, even better!

Players are equipped with short bows, explosives, great swords and dual-wielding swords to fight against enemies and shields that can be used to deflect an enemy’s attack and protect the player from suffering damage

Also, attacks can be evaded through dodge-rolling. Bonfires, which serve as checkpoints, return from previous instalments.  Ashes, according to Miyazaki, will play an important role in the game.

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Throughout the game, players encounter different types of enemies, each with different behaviors. Some of them change their combat pattern during battles. New combat features are introduced in Dark Souls III, including “Ready Stance”, which are special abilities for players that allow them to deal much more damage to enemies than ordinary attacks are capable of.

Small gravestones are introduced. These gravestones light up when interacted with and not only serve as players’ torches, but also provide additional lore to the game. The game puts more focus on role-playing, in which the character builder is expanded and weapons are improved to provide more tactical options to players.

The development of the game began in mid-2013, prior to the release of Dark Souls II, whose development was handled by Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura instead of the series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

The game was developed alongside Bloodborne, but was handled by two completely different teams. Miyazaki also returned to direct Dark Souls III, while Isamu Okano, the director of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, served as a co-director for the game.

Despite Miyazaki originally believing that the series would not have many sequels, Dark Souls III would serve as the fourth installment in the Souls series. Miyazaki later added that the game would not be the last game in the series, and instead would serve as a “turning point” for both the franchise and the studio, as it was the last project by FromSoftware before Miyazaki became the president of the company.

Dark Souls III can be pre-ordered now and will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan on March 24, 2016 and worldwide along with the Microsoft Windows version, on April 12, 2016.

Source: Sony & Wikipedia.

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