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Dark Souls PC port incoming? Vague chain of allusions points to “maybe!”

Namco Bandai's teasing a new announcement on the Facebook page for its cult smash, Dark Souls. Yes, within the game's world, the company hates you and lives only to hear the anguished wails of your death throes; but this is Social Media, so you ain't hearing squat until you pony up the Likes. In the meantime, the game's page continues to fill with pleas for a PC port of the beloved die-'em-up.

Above: Sure, plenty of you are far too tough to ever see this text - but if this is how the game's being marketed, excuse us for playing along

Thank goodness, then, that Australian print mag PC Powerplay (via NeoGAF) is on hand to provide a slightly less oblique hint in the form of this teaser page for the next issue, presenting Dark Souls' most-viewed line of text in its authentic font and coloring. This would seem like a pretty sure sign... but in the world of Dark Souls, nothing is certain except your inevitable doom. While you wait for concrete news, then, perhaps try crossing all your fingers while playing your favorite existing PC dark-fantasy title: such ridiculous tests of arbitrary mastery may soon be par for the course.

9 comments

  • RedOutlive. - March 22, 2012 2:19 p.m.

    Modding could work, don't underestimate the ability of the communities to make some quality content. Just look at how people fixed lots of problems with with Oblivion to the point many don't think vanilla is worth playing. Also it's optional for anyone to mod their game so I don't see a single bad side to modding (unless it's devs afraid their paid dlc content simply is not as good as the free mods around).
  • VHSdream - March 22, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    They are so dedicated to creating a singular game world with the Soul's series that I find this surprising. I don't see modding really working for this like Skyrim for example. They don't even release DLC for the souls series, something I admire from a company.
  • db1331 - March 22, 2012 5:51 a.m.

    Modding Dark Souls would kind of defeat the purpose of the game. It's so well-balanced as is. I've seen people saying they would want to add a quick save feature, which would completely remove the difficulty from the game. I have it on PS3 but I would buy it on PC in a heartbeat, mainly to show support in hopes that the next game comes out for PC alongside the consoles, but also for the better resolution, silky-smooth framerate, and hopefully some new high rez textures.
  • 11eviathan - March 21, 2012 9:06 p.m.

    I would love for PC gamers to have the chance to play such a great game. I hope this news holds out to be true. I'll definitely pick up a copy. Got to love the modding community.
  • SideOfBeef - March 21, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    I've been hoping for this since the game came out. I bought it on PS3 but never had time to finish it, and all I have now is my PC. Also, think of the mods.
  • chrisda - March 21, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    Please don't make me get this on Xbox. I NEED THIS!
  • sniper430 - March 21, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    Please Please Please Please. I don't care if it's a shitty port even. I just need more ways to play this game. (And everyone knows they want to mod the crap out of this game.)
  • Peloun - March 21, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    day 1
  • larkan - March 21, 2012 8:34 p.m.

    I don't really think there's a game worth saying "day 1" over, especially given the amount of lazy devs that push out over hyped games. Namco Bandai has only produced 3 PC games in their history, so thinking this will go over smoothly as a transition to PC is laughable. I'd give this more a of a "year 1" by the time they get all the bugs and problems ironed out. Do you really want to play a game like Dark Souls with bugs that would kill you even more? Didn't think so.

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