12 Facts About Dark Souls


Dark Souls is a series of action role-playing games created by Hidetaka Miyazaki of FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Dark Souls has received critical acclaim, with the first game often cited as one of the greatest in video games, with the series as a whole being both praised and criticized for its high level of difficulty.

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Dark Souls games are played in a third-person perspective, and focus on exploring interconnected environments while fighting enemies with weapons and magic.

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Dark Souls gained are usually proportional to the difficulty of fighting certain enemies; the more difficult an enemy, the more souls the player will gain.

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Dark Souls is the first game in the series; it is considered a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls.

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In 2012, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition was released for Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, featuring the base game and the Artorias of the Abyss downloadable content.

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The plot of Dark Souls is primarily told through environmental details, in-game item flavor text, and dialogue with non-playable characters.

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Dark Souls III was released in 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Dark Souls III was both critically and commercially successful, with critics calling it a worthy and fitting conclusion to the series.

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Unlike its successors, Demon's Dark Souls uses a central hub system known as the "Nexus" where players can level up, repair equipment, or buy certain items, before venturing into one of the five connected worlds.

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The first Dark Souls has been cited to be among the greatest video games of all time, Dark Souls II received critical acclaim upon release.

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Dark Souls III broke sales records upon release, selling over three million copies worldwide by May 2016 and was Bandai Namco's fastest-selling game until being surpassed by Elden Ring in 2022.

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