Dark Souls III to drop early 2016

The third instalment in the fantasy action-adventure series is set for release in early 2016 for next-gen consoles.

Bandai Namco today announced Dark Souls III for an early 2016 release.

The studio officially announced the third instalment in the fantasy action-adventure series and will see players travel across a wide variety of locations filled with unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse.

“The Dark Souls brand became a phenomenon thanks to amazing work from our dear partners FromSoftware and our very own Bandai Namco Entertainment teams,” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.

“But above all, we are blessed to have such a supportive and loving community, and we are happy to dedicate this final episode to them!”

The game’s predecessor, Dark Souls II, launched in March 2014 and was critically acclaimed worldwide. As of April 2015, it has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Dark Souls III will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The first screenshots were also released, shown below, as well as the first trailer, shown above.

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