Dark Souls 3 Gameplay Trailer & Screenshots from Gamescom 2015

The Microsoft Press Conference at Gamescom 2015 revealed abundant gameplay footage of upcoming title Dark Souls 3. Here is the trailer and Screenshots!


Analyzing the bits, here is the dialogue heard:

Yes Indeed, as they say, pilgrimage…
The Fire Fades
And the Lords, have no thrones..



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62 comments on “Dark Souls 3 Gameplay Trailer & Screenshots from Gamescom 2015”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I can’t quite hear the last sentence, anyone catch it? Waiting for the screenshots :D

  2. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    Very interesting. Isn’t there supposed to be a playable demo of DS3 at gamescom?
    Do you know if it’s recordable?

  3. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Yes we have two appointments to play the game, and we also have permission to record. We’ll be uploading more gameplay footage soon as well as impressions.

    Enjoy the screenshots!

  4. Avatar JohnnyHarpoon says:

    rolling looks dumb now compared to BB’s dashes 1:24 – toon just looks like he’s spazzing out as opposed to carefully executing a move

    excited for bow and arrows usage a-la 1:28

    assuming the attack at 1:33 is some sword arts stuff. looks fun.

    1:40 looks like they included BB’s knockdown mechanice where you can roll from the prone position. good.

  5. Avatar gilgamesh88 says:

    The hype is real for this. Excited to see that this mixes in some Bloodborne style play!

  6. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    The rolling animation is basically the light roll from DKS but more fluid and less jarring. I like it. If we had the dashing from BB things would be too fast for my liking.

  7. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    Yeah I saw influences from DKS, demon souls, and blood borne even. This makes me excited.

  8. Avatar WyrmHero says:

    "And the lords have no crowns"- the A-team.

    Feels almost like an apology for DkS2.

    Just by the gameplay I can see Miyazaki’s face all over the place. It truly is a dark and terrifying game. That thing in the cage/prison is fucking scary.

    So there’s backstabs, oh well. It’s just a matter of getting used to them again. I think those were medium and fast rolls, but I’m not sure. Maybe they stole DkS2’s roll length by equipload % (I hope not). Not sure if I saw sword arts…

    Judging by the time and gameplay progress they’ve made I say this is gonna get released in February.

  9. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    The animation I saw looked like a light roll from DKS but more fluid. The roll from prone looks like a medium roll but a little faster. The sword spin you saw is indeed a sword art. I’m glad the DKS back stabs are back (meaning you don’t need to make contact like you had to in DS2.

    IMO the game looks from the trailer heavily influenced from all games except ds2. Probably the biggest thing for me from this trailer was how smooth the animations and combat looked. This seems like the only thing they pulled from DS2 at least from what I can see in the trailer.

  10. Avatar JohnnyHarpoon says:

    I’m speaking cosmetically. i agree that rolling shouldn’t feel like BB – merely, in the video, it just literally looks like a dumb thing for a person engaged in battle to do, purely superficially.

  11. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    Oh I see. Yeah it looks a tad weird i’ll admit.

  12. Avatar Carphil says:

    Feels like Dark Souls 1 with Bloodborne, the best of two worlds! Can’t wait for more!

  13. Avatar Alkaiser says:

    Hmmm that backstab though. I bet all the tryhard backstab fishers in PvP that wear mom masks and all that ugly combo of stuff are real excited.

    Other than that….


  14. Avatar Saltheart says:

    Am I the only one thinking it sounds like "and the lords have no flames"? My hearing is notoriously bad but I keep playing it and it kind of makes sense with the whole ‘Lords of Cinder’ vibe.

    Also that boss with the armor and wedding dress(?) looks very intimidating.

  15. Avatar Fexelea says:

    It sort of sounds like several things lol, I can’t make up my mind!

  16. StrikerShane says:

    Just posting what I had in the other thread:

    That was too awesome.

    1. 1:18 Certainly looks like a Balder Knight or a Drakeblood Knight from Sunken Crown
    2. Is it me or does the guy at 1:02 wearing the Fluted Set from Demon’s?
    2a. On the same point, I wonder if the Sacrifice Bonfires will work like the Smelter Wedges in the Iron Crown DLC. I.e, a limited item.
    3. To touch on Demon’s again, doesn’t the scene right before 1:02 resemble the Old Monk room?
    4. They’re certainly upped the creepiness for this game. (0:52) (1:19)
    5. The scene at 0:53 gives me Bloodborne vibes. As does the boss room at 1:31

  17. Avatar BlitzKeir says:

    This looks like a fusion of DkS1 and BB, which is exactly what I wanted. Instant backstabs are back, so that’s a thing I guess, but god do I love 90% of what I see in that trailer. Keep us updated, Fex! :D

    I don’t think it will be an item. My guess is "Sacrifices" are something you can do with DkS3’s version of Humanity.

  18. Avatar Argetlam350 says:

    That final line to me sounds like "And the Lords have no dreams."

    But man can they just take my money now please? XD I just love how the atmosphere seems to scream of the three other games Miyazaki has worked on.

  19. StrikerShane says:

    In terms of the last line at the beginning, I mostly hearing "flames" whenever I listen closely. I can just about pick up the "Fl-" as the narrator speaks. That and to me it would make sense, "The fire fades, and the Lords have no flames" which to me sounds like there’s been a change in the cycle this time and the Lords/main bosses aren’t as strong as they have been in the past cycles.

    That’s what goes through my head anyway. xP

  20. Avatar Castielle says:

    Been saying it looks like BB meets DKS 1 for a month. You guys believe me now? haha. So excited to play tomorrow! Can’t wait!!


  21. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    tomorrow? :C

  22. Avatar Castielle says:

    Yep at around 8 AM EST. I’m going to record video if I can so you guys can see more of the gameplay.


  23. StrikerShane says:

    Looking for to it Cas! I guess I better get ready to set up a few hours tomorrow to just absorb all the gameplay details. ^_^

  24. Avatar BWO_RazrSrorm says:

    Excited but wish it was today xD

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