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Dark Souls' director reveals the pendant's true purpose

Eurogamer- Upon beginning a new game in Dark Souls you're offered the chance to pick a starting "gift" to help you on your travels. These range from very useful, like a master key that can unlock any door, to forgettable, like 10 fire bombs. The most mysterious item was the pendant as its in-game description read, "Trinket. No effect, but fond memories comfort travelers."

Upon Dark Souls' release, game director Hidetaka Miyazaki said in a Famitsu interview that he'd pick the pendant or nothing. (Dark Souls, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

dedicatedtogamers  +   1120d ago

That's what happened with the little jewel-button in Diablo II. Blizzard put a button on the lobby menu (prior to entering a session) and people would click it. Blizzard kept quiet, and there were dozens of theories as to what it did (theories ranging from "it boosts your magic-find" to "it increases the number of drops")

Turns out, the jewel did nothing and Blizzard simply wanted to see how many people would click it.
the pro gamer   1120d ago | Spam
yeah0kchief   1119d ago | Spam
SilentNegotiator  +   1119d ago
Fond memories of being trolled.
Locksus  +   1120d ago
Oh, you. Successful troll it seems. Well, played.
ziggurcat  +   1120d ago
hahaha troll level: 9000.
RXL  +   1119d ago
you gotta silently scream "OVER 9000?!"
Ranma1  +   1119d ago
Hitler also thinks its over 9000
Dread  +   1120d ago

well played.

I love this franchise.
Eazy-Eman  +   1120d ago
OR...he could be using reverse-psychology on us, making it so that he is still hiding the secret effect of the pendant and thus keeping people from asking anymore questions about said pendant. Jeez my brain hurts
camel_toad  +   1120d ago
Yep this mystery isn't over yet and you have just shorted my brain out. One of us needs to begin the stalking process so we can get to the bottom of this.
Jason143  +   1120d ago
Does the crow give you something for it? I thought it did?
SolidDuck  +   1119d ago
I picked it with one of my characters, thinking, I'm going to find out what it does later its going to be something awesome. Ya guess not, master key it is.
yeah0kchief   1119d ago | Spam
segamon  +   1119d ago
hey Miyazaki, got anything on a new Souls game? Shadow Souls maybe.
KingMe42  +   1117d ago
No Kain, it has to start with a D
JellyJelly  +   1119d ago
Read this also, from the same site. Amazing article about what makes Dark Souls such a unique experience.
silver350z94  +   1119d ago
Infinite powa!!! I had to sell this game because it came down to, what am i doing with my life. too many hours spent into this game i felt so guilty
Erudito87  +   1119d ago
i hate whoever came up with that idea i could have chosen that skeleton key thing !!!!!!

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