Dark Souls 3 opening cinematic trailer will terrify and intimidate

You were warned.

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We’re all going to die come April 12 as that’s when Bandai Namco will release Dark Souls 3, but before we do, the publisher has released the title’s opening cinematic trailer. As you could expect from the world of Dark Souls, it’s extremely grim and intimidating.

The opening cinematic trailer offers a small beam of light onto the mystery of the time and location Dark Souls 3 takes place. During the trailer, we’re treated to a number of huge, and horrific-looking monsters, which we assume we’ll have to combat at some point in the game.

Check out Dark Souls 3’s cinematic trailer below and prepare to do a lot of dying coming April 12.

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    February 8, 2016 7:33 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Dark Souls 3 opening cinematic trailer will terrify and intimidate

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      February 8, 2016 7:43 AM

      Uh oh.

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      February 8, 2016 7:55 AM

      It will terrify or intimidate, or it is terrifying and intimidating?

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        February 8, 2016 8:07 AM

        You have to choose one. Modern consoles can't handle both unless you are willing to go for terrifyingly intimidating but I prefer the purity of them seperate. The PC will get both.

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      February 8, 2016 8:07 AM

      http://i.imgur.com/LNtElui.gif

      So based on Souls lore, would we guess that the last cursed undead decided not to link the fire, and so the world has been in a state of hibernation ever since?

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      February 8, 2016 8:10 AM

      Here's hoping they don't botch the graphics at release this time.
      This weekend I played some ds2 and bloodborne back to back and it's amazing how much better BB looked with a palate of black to very black.

      DS 2 was all washed out grey.

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        February 8, 2016 8:30 AM

        DS3 will be my first foray into these types of games. I'm fairly excited, but yeah the graphics and art style does absolutely nothing for me.

        Grey, grey everywhere.jpg

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          February 8, 2016 8:50 AM

          Oh I love the art style. Japanese mash of european medieval style.
          It a got a real dread and dispair to it, where a lot of western games lean more to cartoon like demon horror. Diablo 3, doom 4 etc

          Just the technical graphics for 2 were a let down.

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          February 8, 2016 9:37 PM

          Lucky you! Also if you see skeletons...

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        February 8, 2016 8:40 AM

        Most likely it's because DS2 was a bi generation game (old generation and next gen platforms). DS3 as far as I know will be strictly next gen so it should look like BB (if not better).

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          February 8, 2016 8:46 AM

          Yeah I'm hopeful. Not sure what happened with 2 because dark souls 1 still looks great (on pc with fix)

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      February 8, 2016 8:21 AM

      looks very brooding and obscure, ala Dark Souls. I've got really high hopes for this one! Still not too sure about the speed of movement and combat being as fast as it appears, but the game world looks top notch

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      February 8, 2016 8:32 AM

      Is the sound mixing of this kinda off? The music is too loud and the narrator speaks too soft and unclear.

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        February 8, 2016 8:40 AM

        This is the part I'm talking about btw https://youtu.be/_zDZYrIUgKE?t=115 this part is

        "and the reclusive lord of the profaned? capital *gibberish* the giant?"

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          February 8, 2016 8:41 AM

          it sounds fine to me.
          are you on headphones or speakers?

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            February 8, 2016 8:43 AM

            Speakers,I had 5.1 sound on. I'll try stereo headphones and direct input.

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              February 8, 2016 8:44 AM

              the music definitely swells as he stands, but I could understand what she was saying.

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                February 8, 2016 8:50 AM

                Much better on headphones and direct input through the amp. Must be something with stereo/5.1 mixing but I think its also as you say due to swelling music, unfamiliar/weird name and her pronunciation/rhythm.

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        February 8, 2016 10:19 AM

        Yup. Noticed that too.

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      February 8, 2016 8:39 AM

      I am kind of bored of the style and setting.

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        February 8, 2016 8:53 AM

        Have you watched videos or read into the story and lore of the games? I only recently did that and it's reinvigorated my love for the style.

        The story of dark souls is great once you untangle it

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          February 8, 2016 9:15 AM

          The story of DS1 was interesting, and well told. I thought DS2 was a poor little brother by comparison. At this point, I'd rather they go a completely different direction in tone and visuals just to mix things up.

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            February 8, 2016 9:51 AM

            I've said it before but I'd love them to embrace a setting similar to the Book Of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe. You start out in what seems to be a medieval setting but as you progress you realize everything you are seeing is the remnants of an extremely highly technologically advanced civilization that has collapsed. The people at the bottom of society live in medieval squalor while the people at the top still retain some of their advanced technology.

            Really there's very little difference between magic and sci-fi and the Souls games have always embraced magic so I don't see any issue with going more into sci-fi.

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              February 8, 2016 1:56 PM

              The atmosphere and design on the last couple of Armored Core games Miyazaki was involved with creatively were really beautiful. Very zen-like and clean. It's been too long since From's done science fiction.

              I'd really like a truly new IP with a completely different game mechanic, though. Not just Souls with lasers.

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        February 8, 2016 9:30 AM

        This is not Sunny Souls

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        February 8, 2016 9:34 AM

        I can understand that. I'm still looking forward to it but I really hope this is the last game they make in this type of fantasy world. It's time to try something entirely new. I say embrace the alien aspects of Bloodborne and go full on sci-fi.

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      February 8, 2016 9:10 AM

      Argh, over 2 months to go... :(

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      February 8, 2016 9:44 AM

      i have yet to play a souls game but i always enjoy their character/creature designs

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        February 8, 2016 9:51 AM

        Why haven't you played one?

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          February 8, 2016 11:11 AM

          i started playing DS1 and got past the asylum demon but it was still attached to GFWL so trying to save the game got me into this login loop that wouldn't resolve so i turned it off and haven't tried again. but i will one day!

          but GFWL is dead now right? that service cost me saves in arkham asylum and dead rising

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            February 8, 2016 11:16 AM

            They allowed for you to transfer your game and savefiles to steam. You should see if that still works, if not check for sales its like 5 bucks every other week on some shop. Install Dsfix.

            Its the best souls game. Demons hasn’t aged as well and dark souls 2 is a disappointment in comparison.

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              February 8, 2016 12:19 PM

              Everything this man says in this post is correct. Dark Souls was amazing. Dark Souls 2 and Bloodborne are both very good in their own way (I liked Bloodborne more) but the first Dark Souls was a masterpiece. I have high hopes for this one considering it sounds like Miyazaki went from Dark Souls to this one (and was only lightly involved in DS2).

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                February 8, 2016 6:26 PM

                i do feel like DS1 is just a game i need to have under my belt. like i said i got past the asylum demon but it was by the skin of my teeth. i haven't put in the time to fully "get" the game yet, but the love and respect people continue to have for it makes me want to!

                the last thing i remember was trying to make it through a graveyard and getting stomped by some skeletons. maybe a different route next time..

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                  February 10, 2016 8:23 PM

                  Yeah, that's a very common mistake, you aren't supposed to go that direction. The fact that you get stomped so bad is supposed to scare you off, but so many people hear the game is difficult so they assume that's just how it is. If you climb the stairs up to that bridge, there is a much easier (but still challenging) area to explore.

                  I guess I got lucky because I just naturally climbed up and didn't even so those skeletons until I was MUCH further into the game.

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            February 8, 2016 1:26 PM

            The removed it and they're now on steamworks. Grab DSFix and go to town!

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              February 8, 2016 6:27 PM

              oh yea and what exactly does DSFix do? is it a graphics mod? my windows machine is pretty ancient

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                February 8, 2016 6:36 PM

                It allows you to run the game at a resolution other than 1280x720, plus options for AA, ambient occlusion, depth of field, framerate unlocking, hud toggling/opacity, windowed mode, borderless fullscreen mode, intro skipping, save game back ups, and texture overriding for mods.

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      February 8, 2016 10:43 AM

      i am terrified and intimidated.

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      February 8, 2016 1:19 PM

      I'm preventing myself from watching this, but I may give in by tonight.

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        February 8, 2016 2:52 PM

        I'd say it's on par with the DS2 intro. Doesn't appear to spoil anything unless you think that knights and giants and blurpy goo beasts would be surprises.

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      February 8, 2016 6:42 PM

      I love Dark Souls, but I'm not sure I ever get anything out of the intros/story.

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      February 8, 2016 9:41 PM

      So ready for this. I keep on replaying DS1. DS2 I only played like 3 or 4 times but when looking at DS3 I am convinced it will be great.