YouTube Channel The Know claims to have obtained a pretty significant leak of what might be Dark Souls 3. We’ve used the word ‘might’ as there’s still no official confirmation from developer neither the publisher Bandai Namco. However the leaked details, footage, and screenshots do appear legit, and we believe it could be a game that exists and is in the process of development.
According to the leak, Dark Souls III will be launched on the PS4 and Xbox One in 2016 while its PC version is still being “negotiated.” It further reveals that the game will support 1-4 players, while players will have the option to choose one of the 10 different character classes when they build their character at the start of the game.
The game will supposedly get 45 new enemies and 15 new bosses, along with a bunch of new items. There’s also a note that clearly says that the above-mentioned number doesn’t include characters and monsters featured in earlier Souls games.
Meanwhile to combat your foes, the leak says that there’ll be 100 new weapons along with 40 new armor sets to grace your character. New gameplay mechanics have also been introduced, which include ‘Sword Fighting Arts – ‘Rush In’ and ‘Circle’. Along with this, ‘sacrifice has also been introduced as a new mechanic, as a player can enter into another player’s game using ‘Sacrifice Ceremonies’.
Other new mechanic that’ll presumably with the game is called Heat Up for boss battles. This changes the way a player encounters a boss fight, likely related to change in aggression levels. Along with all this, there’ll be reportedly 60 minutes of cut-scenes, which apparently is way higher than what we’ve seen in the past from the developer.
Finally, the leak claims that Dark Souls 3 is all set to feature later this month at E3 2015, which is in line with earlier reports.
Notably, the same YouTube channel also broke the news that Microsoft was considering remaking the canceled Silent Hills game as an Xbox exclusive, though it clearly specified it as a rumor and not a fact. While for this one, they seem fairly confident about. Also, given the fact that Dark Souls 2 was released in March 2014, while the original Dark Souls launched back in September 2011, about two and a half years before its successor. While according to the leak, Dark Souls III is pegged for a 2016 launch. This makes the time-frame between the three to be about two and a half years, which further solidifies this leak’s validity.