Namco Bandai wants mobile Dark Souls game, but developer is resisting

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 24, 2013 12:30pm PST

"We'd like to bring Dark Souls to mobile," Namco Bandai director of global strategy for mobile Alex Adjaj said. However, it's not happening because the developers at From Software don't want to do it.

Obviously, mobile is a hot target for publishers, and Adjaj points to the growing install base of handheld devices across Asia. However, the Dark Souls leads argue that a mobile version "won't be Dark Souls anymore."

"It's very difficult because the guys at From Software are very much console oriented," he told Digital Spy. "The leads on Dark Souls are saying we don't want to do mobile because the controls would have to be changed, and therefore it won't be Dark Souls anymore."

Still, Adjaj believes that "we're getting there," saying "I think it's not an impossible case scenario to see a Dark Souls game coming to mobile at some point."

"Definitely it's something we could bring to mobile in a very successful way."

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