We have to wait another two whole months until Dark Souls III [official site] arrives but hey, we can experience the opening minutes right this very day! The opening cinematic, that is. In blocky YouTubevision. It’s a trailer. A trailer of the intro cinematic. You may wonder “Who are these monsters?” and “How do I murder them?” and “How many times will they murder me?” and “Who is this narrator anyway?” and “But really, is that an octopus made of sludge?”
Bits of this intro have been in Dark Souls III trailers since, well, Dark Souls III trailers began. The full known history of Dark Souls III trailers. As far back as Dark Souls III trailer records go. Some say the earliest history was written in blood on flesh, that those who wrote of those days mummified and entombed themselves.
Dark Souls III is due round our way on April 12th. That gives you three months to watch this intro cinematic then sit quietly and play the rest of the game in your imagination.
To answer a question folks often ask: yes, DS1 director Hidetaka Miyazaki returned for DS3 (he stepped back from DS2 as he was focusing on From Software’s Bloodborne, y’see). Some part of me is still hoping that Bloodborne will somehow, some way, against all odds, come to PC one day. I know, I know.