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Discount program terminationJul 27, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsFor the past two years, we have offered a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered for everyone who owned a copy of the original Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam. This message is to inform you that we are shuttering this discount program on September 30, 2021. If you would like to take advantage of your discount before that final day, we invite you to do so. Thank you, The DARK SOULS Team https://store.steampowered.com/app/570940/DARK_SOULS_REMASTERED/ Impressive fan-made Dark Souls sequel will release a month before Elden RingJun 26, 2021 - PCGamesNA fan-made sequel to Dark Souls is on its way, and the team has confirmed the Dark Souls: Nightfall release date as December 21, 2021 - exactly one month before the release of Elden Ring. We previously heard about this impressive Dark Souls mod in October last year and it's only got more impressive since then. The team describe Nightfall as a "direct, fan-made sequel to Dark Souls" and make the promise of having a new story and whole new world map, as well as claiming to have a new combat system too - which is a bit worrying, to be honest, as Dark Souls' fighting mechanics are one of the reasons why it's such a big success. We trust the modders know what they're doing, however - they're fans, after all, so they won't change it that much. Lead modder Grimrukh is the maker of the excellent Daughters of Ash and Roguelike Souls mods for Dark Souls, and is working alongside QuickSouls mod creator AinTunez, Meowmaritus - who discovered that Dark Souls 2's Covetous Demon is called 'Jabba the Hutt' in the game's files - and several others. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Dark Souls modder recreates Halo maps, ends up overhauling multiplayer GDQ is back for COVID-19 relief - Halo, Zelda, and Dark Souls kick things off today Kickstarter campaign for deluxe hardcover Dark Souls book You Died goes live Dark Souls modder recreates Halo maps, ends up overhauling multiplayerNov 9, 2021 - PCGamesNA Dark Souls modder has overhauled the original game's multiplayer and added some content from Halo. Inferno Plus' Dark Souls: Remastest mod introduces classic Halo maps, powerups, and reworks to weapons, spells, and abilities. It also removes most of the co-op restrictions from the old PC game. The mod jazzes Battle of Stoicism up with three Halo maps and two game types that can be played by up to 18 players. You can play Team Deathmatch and try to beat the other team to 30 kills, or Capture the Lizard, which involves swiping your enemies' reptile and balancing it on your head while you return to your base. After creating a single-player version of Blood Gulch with bosses and the lot, Inferno Plus explains he set about improving Dark Souls' multiplayer mode Battle of Stoicism. For Inferno Plus, part of the issue was that players were spawned in closer to each other and given little reason to go out and experience the maps. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Impressive fan-made Dark Souls sequel will release a month before Elden Ring GDQ is back for COVID-19 relief - Halo, Zelda, and Dark Souls kick things off today Kickstarter campaign for deluxe hardcover Dark Souls book You Died goes live This mod turns Dark Souls into a roguelikeJul 2, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It’s easy to overemphasise the importance of difficulty to Dark Souls, but I’d still argue it’s integral. From Software’s gruelling RPGs do loads else that’s cool, but part of the appeal is bound up with the same satisfaction you get from climbing a mountain. You want that tension, and the blessed relief of finally beating a boss after chucking yourself betwixt its jaws for the 38th time. That’s why I have mixed feelings about this mod for Dark Souls: Remastered that turns the first game into a roguelike with randomised weapons, enemies and levels, and only gives you five lives to reach the end. I love it. It scares me. It’s made by “Grimrukh”, the same bloke that made the popular Daughters Of Ash mod. (more…) Modders have created Dark Souls' first custom map and it's from Half-LifeNov 5, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Like the chosen undead they follow, there are few walls in the Dark Souls modding scene that can’t be broken without persistence. Since the original PC release was salvaged by stubborn fans, Dark Souls’s modding community has spent years breaking a game that defies being broken. For the longest time, though, getting custom level geometry was a boss beyond modders’ might. But once more, through bull-headed trial and error, another obstacle has been knocked away with Dark Souls’ first third-party map, seven years after launch. (more…) Dark Souls fixer Durante opens PC porting studioJan 28, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Peter “Durante” Thoman, the tinkerer whose unofficial tools have helped improve wonky PC versions of console games including Dark Souls and Deadly Premonition, has officially founded his own company dedicated to porting and polishing games. He’s consulted professionally on several PC ports since rising to fame and adulation, including The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel and Rez Infinite, but his new PH3 Games will make a real go of it. Thoman doesn’t name any games they’re working on now, and of course they’re only one studio, but it’s good to hear he’s out there, doing his thing. (more…) I wish they had good anti-cheat, says Dark Souls hackerJun 7, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunPain and purgatory simulator Dark Souls: Remastered was released a couple of weeks ago, and within hours it was already the playground of a well-known hacker. Malcolm Reynolds, who is known to players from his exploits in other Dark Souls games, was invading players and throwing an accursed, hacked fireball at them, which inflicts diseases and a curse that makes the game even more difficult. He also has a history of getting people softbanned , which means their save file is flagged and they can only play with a small pool of other players (others who ve been softbanned). I spoke to Malcolm Reynolds about why he does all this. I always say this to people that ask, he tells me, but every time they release a game I honestly wish they would have good anti-cheat. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered has arrivedMay 25, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsWe meet again, Chosen among the Undead. Today marks the start of a new age for Dark Souls. As with every age, there are those who greet it with reservation, and those who greet it with joy. Whichever you may be, you are well-met at our bonfire. Dark Souls: Remastered allows you to return to an ancient world sinking inexorably into darkness as the Age of Fire dies. The same gameplay and challenge that defined a genre, but running at 60 fps and Dynamic 4k resolution (yes, even in Blighttown). https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4004211/6cc39832707fbb91240c0806e260d6f611e08277.png While the majority of Dark Souls' gameplay has been preserved as it was when first we met this darkening world, there are a few notable exceptions, mainly in the introduction of the online password system; improved graphics, lighting, and environmental effects; and the expanded PvP and Co-Op modes, allowing up to six players to join together in cooperation or head-to-head combat. Those who have been adherents to the flame since days of yore and own the Prepare to Die edition of Dark Souls can upgrade to this new version at half the standard price, as a token of our thanks for your support. And with that, we welcome you back to Lordran. Additional note: We have flagged some issues with occasional drops in FPS that some players have raised. We are currently working on a correction to this problem, and we will inform you the moment that a solution is available. Thank you for your kind patience.Dark Souls: Remastered is out now and it s already got an infamous hackerMay 24, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunCrack open a nice cold soul, fans of permanently holding up a shield while you walk. Dark Souls: Remastered has been released on Steam today, a day earlier than we d believed. The original Prepare to Die Edition was pulled from sale two weeks ago, so if you didn t buy it then, this is now your only PC doorway to popular resort town Undead Burg. The Remastered edition is half-price for those who already own the old version. But the changes are minor, and there’s a more unnerving problem. Players are under attack from a notorious hacker, a dark spirit who invades worlds and corrupts the save files of innocent undeads. (more…) It s the final day to buy Dark Souls: Prepare To Die EditionMay 8, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe PC’s original ‘Prepare To Die’ edition of Dark Souls will be removed from sale on STeam tomorrow, ahead of the launch of the mildly fancier Remastered edition, so buy now if you want it for posterity. Folks who own Prepare To Die will get a 50% discount on Remastered, but that’ll still work out more expensive, so the reason to buy now would be to have the old version. Why might you want that if you’ve gone almost six years without it? Ah, well, y’know, I don’t know the mysteries of your mind. Perhaps this is the final prod you need to check out some weird mod you saw. Or perhaps you collect delisted Steam games? People. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered is half-price for original ownersApr 24, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunFolks who have the original Dark Souls on Steam will be offered a 50% discount on the upcoming Dark Souls: Remastered, Bandai Namco confirmed today. The revisions and additions in the Remastered edition aren’t huge but if you fancy returning to a fancier Lordran, that beats paying full price. Remastered will be the only way to buy Dark Souls on PC, as Bamco also announced that they’ll remove ye olde Prepare To Die Edition from sale on Steam in a few weeks. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered is Coming May 25Jan 11, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsWe meet again, Chosen Undead. A time of great renewal is at hand. A time of change. Lordran will be reborn. Prepare yourselves... http://cdn.edgecast.steamstatic.com/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4004211/31444dc4703f36dd2eb2c583be2be6f201129278.jpg Dark Souls: Remastered will arrive on Steam on May 25. The original, unforgettable gameplay and lore will return in high-definition detail running at 60fps and 4k resolution. Rediscover the journey to rekindle the flame and dive deeper into the darkening world than ever before. Further details will be revealed as the future unfolds. Ready your weapons, champions of the flame, and share your plans with your kindred warriors. Together, you are mightier than you are alone.Dark Souls: Remastered is Coming May 25Jan 11, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsWe meet again, Chosen Undead. A time of great renewal is at hand. A time of change. Lordran will be reborn. Prepare yourselves... http://cdn.edgecast.steamstatic.com/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4004211/31444dc4703f36dd2eb2c583be2be6f201129278.jpg Dark Souls: Remastered will arrive on Steam on May 25. The original, unforgettable gameplay and lore will return in high-definition detail running at 60fps and 4k resolution. Rediscover the journey to rekindle the flame and dive deeper into the darkening world than ever before. Further details will be revealed as the future unfolds. Ready your weapons, champions of the flame, and share your plans with your kindred warriors. Together, you are mightier than you are alone.Up-res the sun! Dark Souls: Remastered prepares to liveJan 11, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunWhatever Dark Souls maestros From Software have planned for their next game proper is an only slightly-teased mystery, but here’s some fine news to make our own souls ache less during that wait. Dark Souls, the original and greatest in the series (Bloodborne excepted) and also one of the best PC games ever, sez us, is getting a remastered edition. Update: confirmed for PC on May 25 via Steam, with 60FPS 4K support. Hurrah! (more…) Best PC games of all timeNov 24, 2017 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThere are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it’s important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we’re here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made. (more…) Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition now available in Japanese!Jan 4, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsChosen Undeads, On January 5th, Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will be updated to include Japanese localization and the game will become accessible in Japan. As a result, you will be able to select “Japanese” in your game properties, even if you don’t live in Japan. However, please note that due to technical restrictions, if you were to choose “Japanese” as your ingame language, all mods currently added to your game will be disabled as they will not be compatible when the update is live. However, they may be compatible if updated in the future. See you soon in Lordran, The Dark Souls Team Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition now available in Japanese!Jan 4, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsChosen Undeads, On January 5th, Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will be updated to include Japanese localization and the game will become accessible in Japan. As a result, you will be able to select “Japanese” in your game properties, even if you don’t live in Japan. However, please note that due to technical restrictions, if you were to choose “Japanese” as your ingame language, all mods currently added to your game will be disabled as they will not be compatible when the update is live. However, they may be compatible if updated in the future. See you soon in Lordran, The Dark Souls Team Buy These Games: Our Picks From The Steam SaleJun 24, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark days for the world. Maybe videogames can save us? Haha yes of course they can haha. Here are some really good videogames, though. They’ll take you to a better place for a while. These are the RPS team’s 13 personal favourites from the current Steam Summer Sale: we believe in these games, and we believe that you should play them too. … Salt & Sanctuary: A 2D Dark Souls That Doesn t Feel Enough Like Dark SoulsMay 31, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunEverything I love about Dark Souls is everything that makes me want to scream in Salt and Sanctuary . … Facing Our Demons: RPS Discuss Dark Souls, Difficulty And DeathMay 6, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark Souls III is a favourite here at RPS, but it hasn’t lit a fire in the hearts of the entire team. Recently, Alec jumped into the game, having observed the series from afar for some time, and shared his thoughts. He, Pip and Adam gathered to discuss the appeal of the series, and talked about its divergence from traditional RPG systems, the intimidation factor and the complicated nature of its much-debated difficulty. Adam: Dark Souls III is probably going to be in my top three games of the year, despite the thousands of good games coming out this year. I m continually surprised to see it selling quite as well as it does though, because so many people that I recommend the series to treat those recommendations as a form of sadism. …