Dark Souls 3 screenshot
Dark Souls 3 screenshot

Dark Souls 3 won't be the final game in the Souls series, game director Hidetaka Miyazaki has clarified.

However, it will be a "turning point" for both the future of the franchise and From Software, with future games potentially set to abandon the series' trademark dark fantasy theme.

Speaking in an E3 presentation attended by VideoGamer.com, Miyazaki explained (translated via Bandai Namco producer Atsuo Yoshimura) that "first of all, this is still not the final product for the Dark Souls series. However, Miyazaki-san believes this will probably be the turning point for the Dark Souls series.

"So first of all, Dark Souls has a really unique world view, so Miyazaki-san believes it is not a good idea to continuously release titles for this series. This will probably be the turning point of From Software as a whole as well, just because this is the last project that From Software has started working on a prototype before Miyazaki-san became the president of the company.

"So it's just a turning point. It is true that it will be a turning point but it's still not the final game for the Dark Souls series."

Miyazaki's comments follow one day after Bandai Namco Europe's vice president of marketing Herve Hoerdt described Dark Souls 3 as the "final episode", suggesting that the series could be due to come to an end.

However, when asked to expand on where he was considering taking Dark Souls in the future, Miyazaki explained (via Yoshimura):

"From Software is well known not only for the fantasy game, but they've been creating the sci-fi mech game Armored Core [and] also some Japanese-style games, like the Ninja games. So Miyazaki-san may introduce new direction in those genres or themes that From Software has worked on in the past in new, future titles.

"However, there are so many things that Miyazaki-san wants to work on, and though he's communicating with us saying, 'I want to do this, I want to do this', but he's actually not communicating anything at this moment, so don't call him a liar even if that isn't happening!"

Dark Souls 3 releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC in early 2016.

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Bright Souls 4, everything is butterflies
Posted 11:15 on 17 June 2015

skidoosh

I am surprised to another Dark Souls set in medieval Northern Europe again. I really love games (good ones that is) set in this time period, but after Bloodborne and it's Georgian Era setting and technology I would like to see the game go some-when-else.

Every time I see anything on this game I start getting really excited. Especially now this will be run in a more mature Bloodborne engine.

Miller can have his lowbrow Gears of Bore and call me whatever he likes for loving souls games. But at least when I bounced of my first souls game I didn't go round like that guy we all know who thinks every woman who rejects him must be a lesbian. I manned up and got chuffing good! NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUTH!

[far all who have an inability to read subtext, the final paragraph of this post is meant entirely in jest. end]
Posted 07:12 on 17 June 2015

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Release Date: 12/04/2016
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 16+
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