Ask a group of gamers what the hardest game of all time is, and it’s likely several will name an entry from the Souls series.
Kicked off in 2010 by the release of Demon’s Souls (it launched in Japan and the US the year before), From Software’s Souls franchise, which continued with 2011’s Dark Souls and 2014’s Dark Souls II, is renowned for its punishing and obtuse gameplay.
Spurred by cult popularity surrounding its oppressive atmosphere and complex lore, the series quickly grew from having a niche appeal to becoming a critical and commercial hit.
To date, the first Dark Souls has sold in excess of 2.37 million units worldwide, while Dark Souls II has shipped more than 1.2 million copies in the US and Europe alone.
Now, Souls series creator and director for the first two titles Hidetaka Miyazaki, returns with a spiritual successor to Souls – Bloodborne.