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Watch six minutes of new Dark Souls 3 gameplay

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Dark Souls 3 is coming. At the end of March, the masochistic types among you will be able to put yourselves through the digital wringer, by playing the latest game from the evil buggers at FROM Software.

This time, it’s being directed by the devious mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki, so it shouldn’t be as *cough* soulless as Dark Souls II was. It could also be the very last “Souls” game.

“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,” Miyazaki said last year.

“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.”

It’s an odd thing to say, especially as it feels like the evolution of the Souls games is still happening. It’s something you can quite plainly see in this latest Dark Souls 3 footage, captured from a Livestream. You can quite clearly see that many of Bloodborne’s mechanics and ideas are spilling over in to Dark Souls – with bits of the world even looking like Old Yharnam.

You’ll notice the character – A thief – isn’t equipped with a shield, but is carrying two blades, not too dissimilar from Bloodborne either. The stream was private, and in Japanese – but has been saved for posterity by YouTuber Gilmore Mizzi. Much of the dialogue has also been translated by Reddit, if you’re keen to understand what all the Japanese means.

Last Updated: February 4, 2016

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  1. David

    February 4, 2016 at 09:37

    I see some new moves!

    Like the roll into a slide. I wasn’t too happy with Dark Souls 2 but who am I kidding, I’ll definitely get this.

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    • Hammersteyn

      February 4, 2016 at 09:40

      HAI!

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  2. Hammersteyn

    February 4, 2016 at 09:40

    The first three minutes was like watching a replay of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      February 4, 2016 at 10:00

      Stand still watching the environment, approach enemy, dodge, dodge, dodge, dodge dodge..2 minutes pass..dodge, dodge, backstab, it’s all over….And Floydd Mayweather wins!! Oh, the video,sorry…

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      • Commander Admiral Chief

        February 4, 2016 at 10:22

        xD

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      • Hammersteyn

        February 4, 2016 at 10:31

        XD

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    • RinceThis

      February 4, 2016 at 10:36

      lol

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  3. RinceThis

    February 4, 2016 at 10:30

    Meh. Bored of this!

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  4. CypherGate

    February 4, 2016 at 12:30

    I dont even need to watch the gameplay videos for this game cause if you watched or played the previous games then you know pretty much how it will be lol

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