The leaked information about Dark Souls III [official site] is looking more legit now. The game was officially announced during Microsoft’s E3 press conference today and, while some of the more granular specifics are yet to be announced, one thing has been confirmed. Legendary director Hidetaka Miyazaki is back in the driving seat for this one when it launches in early 2016. I guess that’s actually two things.
While Miyazaki directed Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, and the original Dark Souls, he had a less hands-on role for the development of Dark Souls 2. Many fans think this resulted in a worse game, so they’ll be happy to hear Dark Souls 3 is back in the hands of the series’ creator.
The trailer shown on Microsoft’s stage is as dark and creepy as you’d expect. No gameplay is shown, but we do get a glimpse of a huge zombie knight rising out of the ground. We’re talking Shadow of the Colossus size, here. Hopefully we’ll get clarification on all those other leaked details as Namco Bandai releases more info. In the meantime, immerse yourself in Dark Souls III’s dark, soulless E3 trailer.