Dark Souls Japanese launch plagued by online bugs

Yesterday, gamers cracking open early copies of Dark Souls were getting the unconfirmed but awesome punishment of being taken down by absurdly high-level characters. Today, legitimate players are reportedly facing a bigger problem: bugs. Fortunately, From Software is aware of the problems and working to fix them before the game releases in the west.

The bug is outlined on the From Software site (via Kotaku). One bug doesn't let players progress past the main screen, while the other freezes up during online play. From apologizes for the bugs and is planning a patch as soon as possible.

Dark Souls is due on October 4 in North America, which gives them about two weeks to fix the offending bugs with a day-one patch.