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Here’s the Opening Cinematic for Dark Souls III

Bandai Namco and From Software have shared the opening cinematic for Dark Souls III.

Featured above, the opening cinematic showcases the game’s expectedly dark and dismal world – needless to say you’re probably going to die a lot.

Dark Souls III is launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 24th in Japan and on April 12th in both North America and Europe.

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21 comments
  1. 萌ゲー
    萌ゲー
    February 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    There it is! The “May contain content inappropriate for children” thing at 0.03! Does that thing cost a small fortune or is censoring just a farce used to create more jobs?

    Also excited.

  2. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    February 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I feel as if I’m being slapped in the face with a large fish when there’s this highly detailed intro cinematic and then the trailer immediately gives a pre-order now screen.

  3. Jack
    Jack
    February 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Shh, only pre-orders now

  4. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    February 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    You wouldn’t want Treehouse to not be able to feed their hellspawns, right?

  5. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    February 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Shhhhhh…

    Can you hear that?

    It’s the sound of me not pre-ordering the game…

  6. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    February 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I will play this on PC, thank you very much.

  7. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    February 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I imagine Capcom had to close down Clover Studios thanks to numerous releases with “This Game Contains Scenes Of Violence And Gore”.

    No wonder that the warning hasn’t shown up in a recent RE or DMC as well.

  8. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    February 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    This point is so spot-on it’s brutal

  9. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    February 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Meh.
    Demon’s Souls was my favorite action RPG. So unique and well balanced, despite horrible level design (half the difficulty was fighting monsters on scaffolding). Bloodborne I find to be a magnificent successor, even if pretty much demands a “Skill” build to keep up with the speed of the fights.

    Dark Souls felt like a romhack of Demon’s Souls for difficulty, and Dark Souls 2 we all know is outright objectively cheap with the enemy tracking and HORRIBLE dodging/rolling mechanic

  10. Softclocks
    Softclocks
    February 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Very weak compared to its predecessors.

  11. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    February 9, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Oh boy, time for a media blackout!

  12. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    February 9, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Haha what, go strength or go home.

  13. Isa
    Isa
    February 9, 2016 at 6:02 am

    i may be jumping to conclusions, but i think the theme for this game is “fire.”

  14. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    February 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    So beautiful

  15. deadeye
    deadeye
    February 9, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Bloodborne doesn’t demand the “skill” stat at all. Most of the popular builds are strength, as usual in a Souls game.

    I went through most of the game using Ludwig’s Greatsword in the slow as fuck 2-handed mode.

  16. blacksun
    blacksun
    February 10, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Is anyone else craving a dark souls RTS right about now?

  17. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    February 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

    That just sounds tedious to me but fair enough. Skill is the best to start with though because of the Threaded Cane. Get that stamina up a bit and you can lock pretty much any enemy (and multiple at that) into an instant death swift combo. Same with the one-handed mode of Ludwig.

  18. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    February 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

    And not get that sweet crowd control with the cane? Come on, mate

  19. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    February 10, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Hunter axe 4lyfe

  20. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    February 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Threaded Cain + Cainhurst Castle = Simon Belmont Roleplay

  21. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    February 11, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Let’s hope Dark Souls III makes whips good