From Software is working on a Dark Souls spiritual successor, according to a new leak. From Software’s new game is rumored to be announced at E3 2019.
This leak brings a lot of new things to light about what the next game from the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. The rumor originated on 4chan and claims that the next game is a “dark, medieval fantasy ARPG” and will be a “spiritual successor to the Dark soul’s games.”
We have known for a while that From Software has been working on two new games. The developer has made no effort to hide the fact that they have been working on an RPG in the dark fantasy since the release of the third Dark Souls game.
This part of the rumor seems to coincide with what we already know. But the rest of the rumor goes on to say that the game is set in a kingdom in the midst of “100-year civil war” with three playable characters.
It also claims that the title will have a Norse theme, with frost giants and draugr. This leaves us wondering whether these leaks somehow tie into previous news about the collaboration between From Software and George R.R Martin.
From what we can gather from the rest of the rumor is that the game will begin following the disappearance of the kingdom’s knights, as they left in search of an artifact that will give them the upper hand in future wars. Leaving the only knight left that will be controlled by the player.
The rumors continue to go on saying that you’ll be able to select between three different characters: “a hunter with a longbow, a warrior with a great shield and a giant club, and a wizard who can cast sorceresses out of a magic book.” It also says that depending on the character you pick, unique enemies and locations will open up. This might mean that the game might have multiple playthroughs to be able to get through everything.
The game will also have cooperative and competitive multiplayer. Yui Tanimura will co-direct the game with Hidetaka Miyazaki. The Dark Souls successor by From Software ARPG is built on Unreal Engine.