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Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC Launch Trailer Released

[embedded content] The second and final DLC expansion for FromSoftware’s Dark Souls 3, The Ringed City, is only a few days away from release and publisher Bandai Namco has published a launch trailer for the DLC featuring several of the expansion’s new areas, enemies, bosses, and more. The beginning of the trailer gives reference to the game’s first DLC expansion, Ashes of Ariandel, including visual and voice cameos of several of its characters, seemingly hinting that the storyline featured in the first DLC will be featured as well as concluded in The Ringed City. We then get a sneak peek tour of game’s titular location as well as some of its gruesome enemies, bosses, and flashy weapons. Aside from the new area with new enemies, bosses, and weapons, The Ringed City will also introduce a whole set of new maps for PvP. Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City will be officially released on March 28, 2017, for the PS4 and other platforms. The DLC will be priced at $14.99 while Season Pass holders will get it for free. [Source: Bandai Namco (YouTube)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

First 4 Figures Announces Three Editions of Dark Souls’ Solaire

All of your praise was indeed successful! Solaire of Astora statuette pre-orders are available now, including a very special “Praise the Sun Edition” in clear resin. …Read More The post First 4 Figures Announces Three Editions of Dark Souls’ Solaire by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Dark Souls 3 Update 1.11 on Thursday Adds PS4 Pro Support, Two New Arenas & More

[embedded content] Before The Ringed City DLC goes live on March 28, From Software will release Dark Souls 3 update 1.11 on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm PT/10pm ET for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Adding PlayStation 4 Pro support (expect an improved frame-rate), two new maps to Undead Match (Season Pass or Ashes of Ariandel owners only), team password for Undead Match, lots of balance changes, and plenty of bug fixes, here’s the translated patch notes for update 1.11: General Made system updates for The Ringed City. Increased frame rate for gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro. 2 New maps added to Undead Match, Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof. Added function to Undead Match where, if password matching is used, players can split into teams. Added function to Undead Match that allows one team of players to match with one password, and the other team to match with another password. Added function where various hosts could be displayed on the bonfire warp menu. Added warning text that advised player if he/she has dropped too many items in a single location on the field. Balance Changes Improved attack power for Daggers. In accordance with this fix, critical hit is decreased in order to make critical READ…


Praise The Dark Souls Cosplay

This Dark Souls cosplay by Cosarmor & Props won top prize at the Emerald City Comic Con earlier this month with this Dragon Slayer Ornstein ensemble, and for good reason: it’s practically an actual suit of armour. Advertisement Cosarmor tells me the suit “is 100% scratch built using primarily heat-formed expanded PVC (Sintra/Komatex), and most of the detailing was done with Magic Sculpt epoxy putty”, while a small portion of the armor ncludes EVA foam and black Worbla. The costume also uses weathered aluminium chainmail, “wet-felted wool dreadlocks, weathered silk fabric, and over 100 neodymium magnets”. The helm’s visor is also able to lock in position, as well as be removed. As you can see, he won $1500 for his work! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Bandai Namco Showcases Tekken 7 and Dark Souls III: The Ringed City Gameplay at PAX East

Bandai Namco Entertainment made an appearance at PAX East 2017, during which the publisher showcased some gameplay from its upcoming fighter, Tekken 7, and Dark Souls III DLC, The Ringed City. Videos of both have now appeared online courtesy of YouTube user MKIceAndFire. We’re embedding them here for your viewing pleasure. First up is Tekken 7 walkthrough with commentary: [embedded content] Next, we have Dark Souls III: The Ringed City gameplay, showcasing a boss fight. Again, this one also comes with commentary. [embedded content] The Ringed City is Dark Souls III’s final DLC, and is scheduled to release on March 28. Here’s what it’s about: At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome. For Tekken 7, you’ll have to wait a little bit READ FULL STORY…


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New Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC Details, Screenshots, and Gameplay Released

[embedded content] Bandai Namco has released new details on the upcoming final DLC for Dark Souls III, “The Ringed City”, which is scheduled to come out for the PlayStation 4 on March 28. The DLC includes a new adventure in new areas as the player searches for the Ringed City which concludes the story of Dark Souls III. It will feature new bosses and enemies, new weapons and armor sets, new items and new spells, and new PvP maps. Bandai Namco also released new screenshots showing some of the new areas, enemies, bosses, weapons, and armor sets players will encounter in The Ringed City as well as a new video featuring some gameplay from the DLC. The new DLC will also bring with it improved matchmaking for both co-op and PvP and the new PvP maps will be available for those who own either or both The Ringed City and/or the game’s previous DLC, “Ashes of Andariel.” You can check out the screenshots below and the gameplay video above: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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One Of Nioh’s Best Fights Is The Most Realistic

Dat mustache, tho Nioh pits the player agains a variety of foes. Deadly yokai and horrifying beasts rage about the countryside eager for blood. The boss fights are often grand battles against monumental foes but the best are surprisingly subdued. Advertisement Combat in Nioh is a fast and furious affair. It is full of shifting stances and last second dodging. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had in an action game. The bosses are particularly challenging, with mammoth beasts and stomping demons. Which is why I was surprised that my favorite fights thus far have been the simplest. Warning: I am about to spoil some early game bosses. Avert your eyes if you want to go in without foreknowledge. Advertisement A few missions into the game, you are sent to explore the castle of a lord who has gone missing. It’s a remarkably designed level with pounding rain, cyclops demons, and ambushing ninjas. In an open courtyard, you encounter the lightning demon Nue. They can summon lightning strikes and cover the ground is dark energy that increases their damage. There’s a nice emphasis on READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Dark Souls III Patch 1.10 Content and Server Maintenance Times for Next Week Revealed

Dark Souls III is receiving its next update (1.10) on Wednesday, February 8, which brings with it a number of fixes. Over on Reddit, Bandai Namco revealed the patch notes as follows: Fixed issue where a player could invade another player during a boss battle. Fixed issue where an enchantment could be applied to weapons which normally could not be enchanted. Fixed issue where, when items are used while casting magic, display glitches could occasionally occur. Fixed issue where it was possible to cancel immediately into a second magic spell after casting the first one. Fixed issue where the first part of a skill action could be skipped. Fixed issue where a single item could be used indefinitely. The Community Manager also wrote: I know some of you guys really liked the Boss Room invasions glitch, however this was not part of the game originally, and you must understand that it was frustrating for a part of the playerbase. I know this isn’t something you like to hear, but not every Dark Souls players is as dedicated and informed as you guys. It’s not a reflex to go look up something you don’t understand when it happens. We have also received…

Dark Souls-inspired Sci-fi, The Surge, gets New Cinematic Trailer

In the Deep Future of Earth, This Is What a Day at Work Looks Like A curiosity at first glance, The Surge represents a dive into hardcore RPG in a sci-fi setting. With a lot of buzz surrounding its souls-like gameplay, this game by Deck 13 could be the next rage-inducing melee before we get another Miyazaki title. Herein is our first cinematic trailer introducing us to the story behind The Surge: About As the intelligence of technology incrementally increased over the years, many jobs for the human race had been made redundant, forcing Earth’s citizens to head out into the suburbs seeking labor, aided by exoskeletons to improve their efficiency. The world of The Surge offers a very grim vision of the future, where the evolution of our technology, our society and our relation with the environment led to a decadent state of the Human civilization. So in this terrible world of an aging humanity, you are another slave to the grind. Taking on the role of a man simply known as Warren, you’re recruited by CREO. And as in all first days at work, disaster follows. You start infused with an exo-suit, with flesh and bone carved to fit(which is the normal part, btw). Then, all…

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Dark Souls 3’s The Ringed City DLC Launches on March 28

[embedded content] Titled The Ringed City, the second and final expansion pack for Dark Souls 3 will release on March 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Bandai Namco has announced. If you don’t own the Season Pass, The Ringed City will cost $14.99 USD on its own. Additionally, Bandai Namco Europe announced Dark Souls 3 The Fire Fades Edition, which is a Game of the Year Edition that bundles together Dark Souls 3, Ashes of Ariandel, and The Ringed City. It will be available on April 21 in Europe. A North American version of The Fire Fades Edition wasn’t revealed today. With The Ringed City, you’ll be chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity. Featuring a brand new “convoluted region” filled with new enemies, mysteries, and characters, The Ringed City also includes new armor, weapons, and magic. The description adds: At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the READ…

What Borderlands & Fallout 4 Look Like Without All The Color

If you visualize the depth buffer of a game (stay with me), you can make it look like the game is running in black & white, ala Limbo. Advertisement It’s not a very practical thing to do, but it does look very nice, as kidaXV shows/explains here. Here’s Borderlands 2: Here’s Fallout 4: And here, most fittingly, is Dark Souls: This isn’t a recommended way to actually play through games, since there are times—menus especially, since there’s no depth there to visualise—when the effect will be a pain in the ass. Plus, there is no HUD, so again, that’s a problem. Advertisement But for making pretty videos, it’s very useful. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Dark Souls 3 Player Finds Extra Ridiculous Way To Beat A Boss

One of Dark Souls 3‘s most difficult bosses has been defeated in dizzying self challenge. The accomplishment is full of unbelievable parries and stripping. Advertisement iHardlyTriHard Gaming faced down the dangerous Champion Gundyr. The challenge was involved. When Gundyr attacks, they spin 720 degrees before parrying behind their back. Then then attack and perform the “Praise the Sun” gesture for some extra swag. Finally, they remove some armor before switching to a new weapon on the fly. It’s a wild bit of play that takes advantage of one of Dark Souls 3‘s odder mechanical touches. Parrying in Dark Souls 3 doesn’t simply allow for players to deflect attacks from the front. When players parry, the game essentially creates a small zone where an attack can be deflected. With the right timing, it is possible to parry attacks from most directions including behind. The end result is a stripteasing warrior who managed to utterly humiliate one of the game’s deadliest foes. Viewers are completely gobsmacked. Which is a word I’ve always wanted to use. It’s a little bit like those moments in anime when the protagonist removes their READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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New Glitch in Dark Souls 3 Lets You Attack Host During Boss Fights

Dark Souls 3 Just Got a Whole Lot More Brutal with New Glitch That Allows PVP Inside of Boss Arenas Oh boy. This one is bad. The most recent exploit in Dark Souls 3 is the kind of thing that would make the devil laugh. If you can pull off the right combination of animations to activate the glitch, you can fight and kill a host of embers in a boss room during a boss fight. It’s a trolls frickin’ wet dream!   Like all glitches, this one started out pretty quietly. A couple days ago, videos started popping up here and there on YouTube showing confused hosts getting smacked down by invading purple spirits whilst in the middle of fighting a boss. If you play Dark Souls, you know that invasions are simply a fact of undead life, but the core mechanics of the game are supposed to keep invaders from entering a boss fight and in fact, send them home the moment you pass through a boss fog door. This video, by YouTube user, Phi6er, shows you how to pull off the glitch if you are sadistic enough to want to try it out! You must be a…