Dark Souls III USA Release Date Revealed + Day One Edition & Collector’s Edition Details

Dark Souls III is coming out this April, but thanks to a new bit of info we now know exactly when in April. A new trailer released by Bandai Namco has revealed that the game will be launching on April 12th, 2016.

For those not aware, there is a distinct possibility that this could end up being the last game in the Souls series as the developer does not wish to milk the franchise to death. It’s honorable, but if it is the case I’m really gonna miss the series.

Details for both the Day One edition and Collector’s Edition of Dark Souls III were also released, so be sure to scroll down to check out the details for both of those.

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The Dark Souls III Day One Edition will cost $59.99

  • Dark Souls III software

  • Prima Starter Guide

  • Official Dark Souls III Soundtrack

  • Exclusive O-Sleeve packaging

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The Dark Souls III Collector’s Edition will cost $129.99

  • Dark Souls III software

  • Prima Starter Guide

  • Official Dark Souls III Soundtrack

  • Official art book

  • Cloth game map

  • 10” Red Knight Statue

  • Collector’s box

Dark Souls III Could Mark The End Of The Souls Series

Developer From Software has some devastating news for Souls fans, as they have revealed that next year’s Dark Souls III could end up being the series’ last.

The game’s director Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke with GameSpot and said the following:

“I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I’m considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series. That’s not just limited to me, but From Software and myself together want to aggressively make new things in the future. Dark Souls 3 will mark the last game where the development project began before I became president. The next title will be a game that was conceived while I was president. I believe that From Software has to create new things. There will be new types of games coming from us, and Dark Souls 3 is an important marker in the evolution of From Software.”

While it sucks that the Souls series definitely seems like it is coming to an end, I gotta respect the creators decision to end it. There are plenty of other big series out there that started off great and then completely overstayed their welcome (coughAssassin’sCreedcoughCallOfDutycough), and I would much rather the series go out on a high note than eventually become something that people annually shrug at.

Huge Bloodborne Patch Is Now Live

Bloodborne is set to be getting a paid expansion later this month called The Old Hunters, but it is also getting a free patch that will be bringing some new content of its own.

The things that the patch brings to the table that isn’t The Old Hunters-related are a new covenant, new co-op partners and a summoning bell for chalice dungeons.

You can check out the complete translated patch notes for Bloodborne by clicking right here.

Check Out Bloodborne: The Old Hunters’ Paris Games Week Trailer Right Here

Bloodborne got some love at Paris Games Week with a new trailer being revealed for the game’s upcoming expansion, The Old Hunters. If you missed the trailer you can check it out below.

While nothing huge was revealed as a result of this trailer, it did show off a new weapon and boss featured in the game. Unsurprisingly, things look really grim and I’m more than likely going to die 500 times while playing it.

The Old Hunters will be available to download exclusively on PlayStation 4 on November 24th, 2015.

Bloodborne Is Already Getting A Game Of The Year Edition

The PlayStation 4-exclusive Bloodborne launched earlier this year and garnered both critical and commercial success, easily becoming one of the best games released in 2015. However, devs usually wait until a game has actually won a game of the year award before they release a game of the year edition, but Bloodborne devs From Software are skipping all of that noise.

On November 25th, Bloodborne Game of the Year Edition will launch for PlayStation 4, and the only thing different that it will include is The Old Hunters DLC. It will still cost $59.99 and will still contain every ounce of the unforgiving gameplay that the original version contained.

[SOURCE] PlayStation Blog

European Bloodborne Players Get A PlayStation 4 Theme For Getting The Platinum Trophy

Bloodborne is yet another extremely difficult game in an extremely difficult series, and for those who try to get platinum trophies the games are even more of a nightmare.

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However, if you’re a European gamer and you’ve managed to get the Platinum trophy then Sony has a little surprise waiting for you. What you get is an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme of Bloodborne, and as you can tell from the photo above it looks pretty friggin’ sick.

I have no idea why this is only for European gamers, though. What’s the deal, Sony? You don’t like us other people?

Dark Souls III Releases In April 2016

Dark Souls III is coming early next year, and now thanks to the Tokyo Game Show 2015 we know the game’s release month. Dark Souls III will release in April 2016 in both North and South America, as well as Europe.

Dark Souls III will follow-up From Software’s PlayStation 4-exclusive Bloodborne, which garnered critical and commercial acclaim when it released early last year. Dark Souls III is looking to take some of the ideas from Bloodborne‘s quicker and more refined combat, while also bringing us back to the medieval dwellings that the Dark Souls games are known for.

Check out the Tokyo Game Show 2015 trailer for Dark Souls III below.