Dark Souls is the spiritual successor of Demon's Souls, not a sequel. A new, bleak world awaits you, whose vast vertical-oriented landscapes you can fully explore, and a new, mysterious story set in the world of Lordran. But above all, death awaits you - in the form of countless murderous traps, countless dark and grotesque enemies and several oversized, incredibly powerful demon and dragon bosses. If you want to survive in this merciless world, you must learn from death. You're not alone. In Dark Souls, other players' spirits can appear in your world, so you can learn from their deaths... and they from yours. You can also bring players into your world to share adventures with them, or you can invade other people's worlds to compete with them in PVP. A new feature in Dark Souls are the beacons that serve as checkpoints on your way through this epic adventure. When you recover from a beacon, you regenerate health and magic, but everything has its price: your opponents come back! So be careful: No place in Dark Souls offers you real security. With several days of fun and an even more merciless level of difficulty, Dark Souls is the most intense and challenging game you'll play this year. Can you survive a million deaths and justify your legend?
Extremely profound, dark & difficult - merciless in failure, but extremely rewarding for the truly determined. Learn to use the right strategies and master seemingly invincible challenges. A seamless world - Explore a freely accessible dark fantasy world, in which the individual areas are seamlessly connected and it goes from one dungeon to the next. Can leads to progress - Includes over 60 hours of gameplay, with more than 100 unique, terrifying monsters & an incredibly nuanced role-playing system that includes weapons, armor, wonders, faith and more. The success of the player depends on his decision, how and when he wants to use magic, which armor he chooses, how many weapons he carries, for what kind of weapons he decides and how he uses them. Network Game - Players can cross paths, compete in PVP battles or play together and defeat bosses as a team in massive battles. Flexible Character Development & Role Playing - As the player progresses through the game, he must carefully consider what skills he wants to develop as this will determine the style of his progress. Community - Meet other real players, share their experiences, learn how others died, find messages from other players and leave your own - you can help them or lead them to their death. Symbols of Life & Hope - The beacons are an important feature in Dark Souls for many reasons. Not only do they serve in the game as progress control and restoration points for health and magic, they are also the only place in this dark world where players can find warmth and peace for a fleeting moment.…more