Dark Souls III Modder Fills Entire World With Crabs

For years hardcore Souls bros have been faced with a problem. How do you make Dark Souls even more difficult, unsettling and frightening than normal? Some have resorted to ‘one bro’ runs, playing through the games in their pants, others to killing all the bosses as fast as humanly possible. But for one YouTuber, the answer was much simpler. Just add crabs. Lots of crabs.

Limit Breakers specialises in testing the boundaries of the Dark Souls games by fiddling around with its insides and creating character builds that no reasonable human being would ever consider, vomiting up horrors like the ‘Dark Hand’ and the most grossly incandescent build imaginable, all accompanied by a disturbing robot voice.

Not content with making ridiculous manthings, he has now replaced all the textures in Dark Souls III with pictures of crabs. It is terrifying.

But crabs will never be enough for some people. Limit Breakers went on to implement a raft of texture ideas from his viewers. He has since replaced all the game’s textures with other images, including Shrek, the face of Nicolas Cage, and the word “poise”.

The games’ creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has said he wishes to return to the series before he retires. But now we all know that would be fruitless. This terror can no longer be surpassed.


  1. Darth Gangrel says:

    Crabs!? What a shellfish thing.

  2. Vandelay says:

    Do we have any word about what is coming from FromSoftware next, even any news on the Dark Souls 3 DLC?

    Really intrigued as to what they will be doing now, particularly as the linked article says no to Bloodborne as well as Dark Souls (although, that article is clearly using quotes from ages ago.)

    • GameCat says:

      Miyazaki said in interview they have one new IP in production and two games from their older series (not Souls).
      Could be Bloodborne 2, new King’s Field and/or Armored Core.
      I hope they will show us something this year.

  3. OmNomNom says:

    Just makes me hungry.

    If I wanted to be scared I’d just play Dead Space 2.

  4. Procrastination Giant says:

    Modders… I don’t get modders… You have the power to create and walk worlds of smoke and half-truths, intangible. Worlds of torment and of unnamable beauty. Opaline towers as small moons. Glaciers that ripple with insensate lust… Yet you use all your power to create a world with nothing but… this. Not even going to install this one, I’d be tired of it quickly.

    • LennyLeonardo says:

      Oh, I remember the Insensate Lust mod for Skyrim. It was pretty fun. Unfortunately it conflicted with the Avuncular Platitude mod. Could never get the load order right.

      • mukuste says:

        I was genuinely curious what a “Avuncular Platitude” mod would do, so I googled it… now sad that you made it up :(

        • LennyLeonardo says:

          Chin up, little nephew. It’s not the end of the world.

      • Neuromancing the Boil says:

        Wasn’t Avuncular Platitude deprecated and replaced with Purple Bloviator? That was the mod that replaced all the guards with giant, flatulent thesauruses that flapped around and lectured you on how your use of free time wasn’t up to their expectations.

    • grofrog says:

      Seriously? Quoting Angel?

      • Procrastination Giant says:

        Couldn’t resist, despite the fact that this mod uses the wrong type of crustacean. That silly “shrimpverse”/”world with nothing but shrimp” running gag was the first thing that popped into my head when i read the article.

  5. mukuste says:

    Holy crab.

  6. Podarkes says:

    Already have been done in DS II with memes textures.

  7. mashkeyboardgetusername says:

    To repeat my comment from elsewhere: now he needs to do the crab texture thing with Antichamber.

  8. Unsheep says:

    This beckons a Deadliest Catch add-on.

  9. KFee says:

    This guy has clearly no life or is terribly bored.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      And that separates him from who, exactly? Most people on the internet can be accused of not having a life and I bet a lot people are terribly bored. The question is what you do with that. Clearly, not having a life and/or terrible boredom is a great creative force, it just makes for odd results sometimes.

  10. Dezmiatu says:

    Was I the only one disappointed he didn’t use the Vagrant Crabs from Dark Souls 1? They were amazingly designed.

    • mukuste says:

      Huh! Even after finishing that game, there are still features in it that I’ve never even heard of. This in particular seems like a really cool idea, after reading up on it, and they seem to be exceedingly rare.

  11. Banks says:

    looks like shelter 2.

  12. Pogs says:

    You don’t comment on whether all these crabs makes the game better (personally not a DS fan but if the crabs help I’d give it another shot)

  13. PanFaceSpoonFeet says:

    All crab and no claw make jack a dull boy..

  14. SomeDuder says:

    lost it at the blacksmith’s sparkles being replaced by transparent crabsparks