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How FromSoftware Embeds the Story of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro in Its World Design

With Sekiro on the horizon, we look back at the profound locales of FromSoftware's RPGs.

From Software Working on 2 Unannounced Games Alongside Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Two full, "[From Software]-esque" games are in the development pipeline.

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Elden Ring Will Have Horse Riding, Among Other New Details Shared by Souls Creator Hidetaka Miyazaki

Also, we learn more about George R.R. Martin contributions.

How FromSoftware Embeds the Story of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro in Its World Design

With Sekiro on the horizon, we look back at the profound locales of FromSoftware's RPGs.

From Software Working on 2 Unannounced Games Alongside Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Two full, "[From Software]-esque" games are in the development pipeline.

Diablo 4 Reportedly Began Life as Dark Souls-Like Action RPG

Blizzard's take on the action-RPG series.

Déraciné Feels Like a Six-Hour Bloodborne Sidequest, But in VR

Miyazaki brings his unique storytelling to VR.

Dark Souls Remastered Review - Nintendo Switch Update

From Software finds a classic sitting next to a forgotten bonfire. This review now includes impressions of the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered.

Dark Souls Creator: Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Will Not Be a "Story-Driven Product"

The story will be easier to understand however.

Dark Souls Needs to Die: My Complicated Relationship With the Series That Helped Me Beat Cancer

How a quest to master Dark Souls and cope with cancer became a personal curse.

Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test Starts Next Week

The test client is available now.

Dark Souls Remastered on Switch Delayed Until Summer

Nintendo Switch owners who are fans of Dark Souls will have to wait just a little longer.

The Top 5 Legendary Weapons in RPG History

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Kat and Nadia pick the best legendary weapons from Final Fantasy, World of WarCraft, and more.

Is the Praise the Sun Emote Locked to the Solaire Amiibo? And Other Questions Answered

Here's what you need to know about the Solaire amiibo for Dark Souls Remastered on the Switch.

Watch the Sad, Final Minutes of Demon's Souls Before the Servers Die

It's the end of the world as we know it.

What Shadow of the Colossus, Breath of the Wild, and Dark Souls Have in Common

Three games where you are a stranger in a strange land.

Dark Souls: Remastered Doesn't Support Cross-Platform Play

Die a million lonely deaths.

Dark Souls Would Be an Odd Fit for Nintendo Switch

Would you want to play Dark Souls on a long flight? Maybe not.

Demon's Souls' Online Service Transformed Its Multiplayer Into a Literal Ghost Story

Demon's Souls' online component was a masterpiece, plain and simple.

Listen to the Metal Gear and Etrian Odyssey Composers Rearrange a Dark Souls Theme Into Jazz

Exclusive first clip of GENTLE LOVE's new video game album.

Watch One Player Beat Two Different Dark Souls Bosses at the Same Time on One Controller

Dark Souls stunts are still absolutely twisted.

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Review: Frozen Beauty

Dark Souls 3's first major DLC release is shorter than you might expect, but still a strong release.

From Us to You! Wonders if Destiny: Rise of Iron Has Left Behind Those Who Weren't There at Launch

PODCAST: We discuss Battlefront's Death Star DLC, Forza Horizon 3, Pokémon on the NX, and more!

Dark Souls Creator is Done With Series, New Armored Core In Development

The developer has been living the Souls life, but that's about to change.

A Lapsed Fan Rediscovers Dark Souls

As Kat throws herself into finishing Dark Souls 3, she's rediscovering what made her fall in love with the series in the first place.

Dark Souls III PC Review: Ashes to Ashes [Updated with Final Thoughts and Score!]

From Software keeps up their amazing streak with the most refined take on their formula to date.

Dark Souls Comic Won't Capture What Makes the Game Great

Titan Comics has announced a Dark Souls comic, but it may miss the mark.

The Case for Bloodborne and Other Games that "Aren't for Everyone"

Are reviews for FromSoftware's latest RPG not taking into account those who might not be on board with its wicked ways? Maybe it's not that simple...

The 15 Best Games Since 2000: The Complete List

What are the fifteen best games from the past fifteen years? Here's our complete list.

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters PS4 Review: Sins of the Past [Update: Final Thoughts and Score!]

From Software proves once again that DLC doesn't have to be an afterthought.

Does It Hold Up?: Dark Souls II

We examine last year's triple-A games to see where they stand after twelve months.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #31: Dark Souls, Too

Don’t tell me to log off, I will tell YOU to do that.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 22: The Best RPGs Since 2000

The staff convenes to discuss Dark Souls, World of WarCraft, and the rest of the best RPGs since 2000.

There's Futility, and Then There's Twitch Plays Dark Souls

Can a chat room reach the end of this infamously difficult RPG? (Note: rhetorical question.)

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #30: Hearty Souls!

A light chuckle for you! Ho ho!

90 Minutes with Dark Souls III Put My "Sequelitis" Fears to Rest

Worried that another Dark Souls might be too much, too soon for From Software? Two words: Don't be.

Before Tales and Dark Souls, Namco Gave RPG Fanatics the Druaga Games

The publishing giant has been cheerfully abusing gamers for decades.

Dark Souls 3 Closes the Book on the Series We Know

From Software's acclaimed RPG series won't be ending anytime soon, but this third chapter marks an important turning point. Here's why you should be excited.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 15: Earthbound's 20th Anniversary and Predictions for E3 2015

On the occasion of Earthbound's 20th anniversary, WayForward's Tomm Hulett shares his love for the Nintendo classic with Kat and Bob as the three offer trivia, analyze the battle system, and more. Plus: E3 predictions!

Speculation Time: What Does the Future Hold for Dark Souls III?

This year's E3 will host the announcement of From Software's next RPG. What can we expect from a developer with such a major streak of successes?

What are the Souls Series' Most Brutal Moments?

USgamer's resident From Software fanatic checks in with the most punishing parts of this developer's infamous RPGs.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 11: Canvassing the RPG Landscape #1

Gamesbeat's Jason Wilson drops by to talk with Kat about the best RPGs so far this year, his new approach to Dark Souls, why Persona Q is underrated, and more.

The Gateway Guide to Dark Souls

Wondering about the best way to approach FromSoftware's devious RPG trilogy? We've got you covered — now with video!

Five Harsh Lessons Learned from Returning to Demon's Souls

What does the Souls series debut feel like after a bout with Bloodborne?

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Xbox One Review: Return of the King

From Software raises the standard for next-gen re-releases with a thoughtful remix of their critically acclaimed 2014 RPG.

What do we Want from From Software's Next RPG?

Even though Bloodborne is barely behind us, let's look to the future and imagine the ideal fifth Souls-style experience.

Bloodborne PlayStation 4 Review: Into the Nightmare

Does FromSoftware's latest measure up to the high standard set by Dark Souls? Bob shares his final thoughts on this vast and challenging adventure.

Comfort Food Games: Dark Souls

Bob explains why, more than three years later, he just can't let this seminal action-RPG go.

What Do We Want from Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin?

Do-overs are rare in the world of video games. Will FromSoftware make the most of theirs?

Bloodborne: Everything We Know So Far About FromSoftware's Latest

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki's panel at Sony's PSX event revealed some tantalizing new details about his newest action-RPG.

The Best Games to Buy in the Steam Halloween Sale

The Steam Halloween Sale is upon us! Overwhelmed by the selection? Here are some ideas for you.

Bloodborne Has One Foot in Dark Souls, the Other in Hell

FromSoftware's PS4 exclusive might look and feel awfully familiar, but don't expect to rely on your old bag of tricks.

Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King PC Review: Monkey's Paw

You asked for a Dark Souls 2 experience that tests your skills as much as the past two games. Well, it's here—and it's going to murder you.

Destiny, Dark Souls, Mass Effect: Three of a Kind (No, Really)

Thus far, Destiny feels like an intriguing mash-up of ideas from two very different games.

Dark Souls 2's Crown of the Sunken King Brings A Second Helping of Suffering

The first installment of From Software's DLC trilogy makes for a welcome addition to the world of Drangleic.

E3 2014: Bloodborne is the Dark Souls of Basically Being Dark Souls

While it's not simply a sequel by a different name, the game formerly known as Project Beast definitely holds true to its creators obsession with unflinching challenge.

Dark Souls Dev Acquired by Kadokawa

Japanese multi-media publisher Kadokawa will acquire an 80 per cent stake in From Software in a deal set to complete next month.