Dark Souls 3 coming in early 2016, new leak suggests

The body of evidence pointing to an E3 2015 reveal for Dark Souls 3 is growing.

IGN has obtained a promo image for the game, which you can see below, which carries a launch date of early 2016.

It was first reported last week that the game was in line for what would be a surprise reveal at E3 next week, and that From boss Hidetaka Miyazaki – who led development of the first game but not Dark Souls 2 – is back in charge for this third instalment.

From currently has some additional content for Bloodborne in the works but has previously shown that it’s perfectly capable of developing content for two games simultaneously – both Bloodborne and Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the Last Sin (effectively a director’s cut version of the game, which also marked its next-gen debut) were released within days of one another.

Earlier this week a video claiming to reveal the first concrete details of Dark Souls 3 hit the internet.

It claimed that the title boasts a new bonfire creating mechanic, world-altering changes that transform bosses, 60 minutes of in-engine cut scenes (which would be highly unusual for the series) and the inclusion of swordfighting arts”.

The video also said the game is confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One but that a PC version remains negotiable” – which would be a surprise considering the huge success of Dark Souls 2 on Steam.

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