Dark Souls III hitting NA and EU store shelves in April 2016; new gameplay footage revealed

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With TGS 2015 well underway, it was a no-brainer that we’d get to see new footage from Bandai Namco’s latest Souls title, Dark Souls III. Though, prior to the publisher’s own event, brand new gameplay footage from Dark Souls III has made its way to the internet. The footage shows areas from the game that we’ve already seen in previous trailers, so it’s not exactly filled with spoilers if you’ve been following previous coverage.

The new gameplay footage can be seen in the video below.

It’s evident from the gameplay footage that From Software appears to have worked its magic for the third time and, with the power of the current-generation consoles, has elevated the atmosphere and attention to detail to the next level. The movement and combat speed certainly seem to be faster than what we’ve come to expect from previous Souls games. Coupled with the art style seen in the game, one can’t help but feel that it has been inspired by From Software’s Playstation exclusive IP, Bloodborne.

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Unlike Bloodnorne, however, when it comes to build variety, players will undoubtedly have a plethora of options at their disposal. If you’re looking to take a slower, more methodical approach to gameplay, Dark Souls III will most certainly allow you to do so.

The video ends with an exciting boss fight against an enemy known as The Dancer of the Frigid Valley. Again, much like the game’s visual makeup, this boss’ design is similar to that of Bloodborne’s Vicar Amelia.

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Dark Souls III will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One in Japan on March 24, 2016. Meanwhile, fans in the West will have to wait a little longer, as Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be releasing in April of 2016 in North America as well as European regions. Unfortunately, a release date for the PC version has yet to be announced.

Stay tuned for more on the game in the days to come via Bandai Namco’s TGS 2015 event.