Game News Dark Souls: this book enters the game’s pit of From Software
Before the Elden Ring phenomenon, From Software was best known for the Dark Souls trilogy. These games, a true revolution in Game Design, are also known for their sharp difficulty as well as their mysterious universe. A true Bible of Dark Souls first in the name is about to be released soon for ten years of the game, offering a new look to the rich but even difficult to access world of this game.
The world of darkness
ago Elden RingFromSoftware has made a name for itself thanks to the trilogy Dark Souls (and before these games, Demon Souls). If we first talked about these titles at the time for their high difficulty which is very different from today’s video game standards, players are also attracted to their universe. Difficult to access at first, it is by digging into its progress that we discover a world composed of mysteries and legends.
Because yes, in Dark Souls, there is no use. To take advantage of the rich and well -established lore of the Souls trilogy, you need to find the story of the game. Whether in the architecture of the places visited, in describing objects or even turning a line of dialogue offered by an obscure NPC lost in the depths of a dungeon, the narrative goes through many elements that you have to go. and find yourself.
As the popularity of Dark Souls grew and its community grew, many videos, books, and articles began to list the history of Lordran’s world. We, moreover, in France are lucky to be able to rely on the works of Damien Mecheri and Sylvain Romieu Dark Souls: Beyond Death published in the Third edition. But now, it’s a new book that completely completes the history of Dark Souls that will soon be offered to fans.
Abyssal Archives, an absolute must for fans
Written entirely by fan and Dark Souls specialist Lokey, the Abyssal Archives lists most of the lore the author has collected over the years. Far from being a stranger, Lokey also maintains a blog where he lists most of his analysis. We use the term analysis here because in the end Lokey’s work is unofficial, and even in the in-game text, the Dark Souls universe leaves plenty of room for translation. Publisher Tune & Fairweather, which manages the marketing of this diptych, makes a point in describing these works.
Abyssal Archives is the culmination of years of research and writing by Souls veteran Lokey, combining his understanding of Japanese and his extensive familiarity with Miyazaki’s work to offer a unique take on Dark Souls material. . All of this knowledge is destined in these two hardcover books for fans seeking to deepen their knowledge of Lordran’s turbulent history as well as the exploits of each of the characters and their different relationships.
Where it gets difficult when it comes to checkout. There are three different editions of the Abyssal Archives, the first of which sells for 180 euros. The limited edition is shown at a price of 249 euros. Finally, for absolute fans of Dark Souls and Lokey, a “benefactor” edition is offered at a price of 495 euros.
The first edition includes two volumes of the Abyssal Archives as well as a simple boxed set. The limited edition is presented in a box and a collector’s bookmark specially designed for the occasion. In the end, the benefactor edition is exactly the same as the limited edition, but your name will be written on the book.
Each of these editions is accompanied by a detailed map of Lordran, drawn by artist Judson Cowan.
Pre-orders are now open on the Tune & Fairweather website, for delivery scheduled for early 2023.