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Dark Souls III Coming in April 2016, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen in January
Game News - posted by Crooked Bee on Thu 17 September 2015, 12:50:22Tags: Bandai Namco Entertainment; Capcom; Dark Souls III; Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen; From Software
From Software's Dark Souls III is coming to the West in April 2016, according to the announcement made by Bandai Namco:
The famed publisher and developer revealed that the 3rd episode of the acclaimed Dark Souls series for PlayStation, Xbox One and PC will be released on April, 2016 in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia!
This time, it sounds like the PC release is coming simultaneously with (or at least in the same month as) the console versions.
Here's also some early gameplay footage. Can you see "the Miyazaki touch"?
In other, more unexpected news, Dragon's Dogma, which resident action RPG fans have been fawning over ever since it was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2012 (or 2013 if we take the "expanded and enhanced" Dark Arisen version), is coming to Steam in January 2016, per Capcom's surprise announcement last week:
In case you missed it on console, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is an awesome, inspired, sprawling fantasy game set in an open world, where players create their own unique character and supporting, AI-controlled characters known as Pawns, which can be “rented” and shared online by other players. Battle giant mythical beasts, master a variety of distinct vocations, and explore atmospheric dungeons to uncover endless items and loot.
The PC version will feature stunningly high-res graphics and improved fidelity, as well as support for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, as well as a traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme.
It even has a Steam page already (apparently unavailable in some regions according to a tweet I received, though I hope only temporarily).
I guess Capcom saw the multi-platform success of Dark Souls and now want a piece of that pie. Well, works for me. I just hope the port is at least semi-competent.