New Dark Souls screens to make you sweat

You might be crazy to be looking forward to dying over and over when Dark Souls comes out, but then that means we're crazy too. We have more than one fan of Demon's Souls here at GR, and we're anticipating getting mutilated, devoured, smashed, and impaled by the traps, monsters, and hazards that Dark Souls will surely casually toss our way with a malevolent cackle. With a game like this we love perusing the screens and picking out the little details so we can foresee our doom and shift uncomfortably in our seats. For instance, take a gander at this monstrosity:

Perhaps that thing is a dragon, since it appears to have a wing extending across the left side of the screenshot (and maybe a stump of a missing wing on the right), but man doesn't it remind you of an undead Tyrannosaurus? Fuh-reaky. We also like how the second player seems to be wielding some kind of energy javelin, although it might just be a spell he's casting.

We also enjoyed these crusty characters that will be forging your weapons:

Above: "I know I'm holding a hammer, but when you turn around I'm totally forging this weapon with my beard"

Above: This guy must get annoyed at having to make puny human-sized weapons

Of course, we also love the way the mere pedigree of the game makes normal screenshots appear threatening:

Above: In any other game that would be a harmless barrel, but in Dark Souls, it could hide a horrible fate. Also, we dig the guy's raggedy cape

Above: Seriously? We're going to have to run along narrow beams? This is not Assassin's Creed where a fall leads to a minor penalty...

Above: Beautiful and tranquil, and yet you know something horrible lurks just out of sight

Above: Okay, this has us baffled. The red guy is a black phantom, which can either be a type of enemy or an invading player, but why is he about to stab some dude in a coffin? Is the guy in the coffin a player trying to hide and he just got discovered? We saw one ability that allows you to disguise yourself as a piece of pottery, so maybe it has context-sensitive disguises?

You can check out more of the new screens here, if you think you can handle the madness...

Jul 11, 2011


  • Ultima - July 12, 2011 5:43 a.m.

    This and the first one are the only games that really makes me want a PS3
  • Sy87 - July 11, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    I guess I should not be thinking about playing this game for the rpg reasons, but its all good I got extra controllers just in case. Though I really don't want to deal with invaders. I would prefer to be the cool guy that invades but only kills enemies for you. But thats rare.
  • ebolarama - July 11, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    can't wait for this, I hope they don't change the online play at all.
  • Yaro - July 11, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    I cannot wait for only can't sheathe weapons..hope dark souls will fix that....and...the shield handles are friggin messed up. Still. I love this series. =3
  • jackthemenace - July 11, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    I really need to try and get ahold of a copy of Demons Souls, but I'm skint at the minute, after buying both Evil Dead 2 and Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness. Just for anyone that cares :P
  • The Feral One - July 11, 2011 9:37 p.m.

    I think Oblique meant the swordsman; his left arm is kinda bendy... in the non-painless looking way...
  • ObliqueZombie - July 11, 2011 9:02 p.m.

    This game looks cool, and I really wished I could've played Demon's Souls, but what's with the guy's left arm in the first screen shot? That must've hurt. Other than that little... issue, this game looks amazing! And frustrating!
  • TheHowetzer - July 11, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    I want this, I dont know how many different ways I can say this, but every time you guys show me more, Im gunna have to say the same thing.
  • MrSuitMan - July 11, 2011 8:08 p.m.


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