Dark Souls III Release Date Revealed for North America

Bandai Namco today announced the release date for Dark Souls III, their highly anticipated action role-playing game from famed Japanese developer From Software. Dark Souls III will be available throughout North America and South America in April 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam. Dark Souls III provides players with an all-new world filled with heinous enemies, hidden secrets and captivating environments as they search to destroy the awakened Lords of Cinder and discover what has happened to this apocalyptic land.

Dark Souls III pushes a deeper sense of role-playing than previous iterations of the series with key additions that provide players with a set of tools and in-game options to customize their gameplay experience. Skills, a new addition to the Dark Souls combat mechanics, adds attack modifiers to each weapon type, allowing players an increased tactical advantage in combat. Increase an axe’s attack power with War Cry or break an enemy’s guard with a quick upward swing from Ready Stance. The choice of if and when players use these added abilities is up to them.

Players will also be able to equip their character with a wide variety of armor sets, medieval weaponry, as well as come across powerful sorceries and miracles as they develop their own personal style of play.

The game will be released on March 24 in Japan, which is a bit surprising given that Dark Souls II practically launched day and date worldwide.

Read our Dark Souls II review here and check out our Dark Souls III preview here.