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tcrunch
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(01-28-2016, 03:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScribbleD

Destructoid has a gallery of the new screenshots up on their site: http://www.destructoid.com/hot-new-d...medium=twitter

I can't link the Famitsu images because it's not allowed, but here are amateur translations for the story bits that go with them from 4chan (with some alternate translations from reddit).

I have drawn convincing stand-in images where appropriate to go with them:

PROLOGUE
This is Lothric.
A place you have drifted to that the heirs to the flame, the Lords of Cinder, call home.
All the pilgrims are heading north.
They know the meaning of the prophecy:
"When the fire fades, the lords have no thrones."
When the First Flame dies out, the bell rings,
And the old Lords of Cinder will be called awake from their coffins.


FIREKEEPER
The/a firekeeper of this game (not sure if they're implying she's the only one that remains), she protects the bonfire at Firelink Shrine and exists to serve the player.
She is losing the light and conceals her eyes with a coronet.


HAWKWOOD
A man that sits at Firelink Shrine.
He is an honorable fugitive from the immortal army of Faran, and sits alone before ashes without flame.
However, he is heartbroken, and is decorated with no more than his armor and his greatsword.
[However, his heart already broken, the armor and greatsword of the undead company are merely adornments.]


FIRELINK SHRINE
An important place that exists high up; and looking down upon Firelink, a lone mercenary.
Endowed with great talent, he wields twin song/evil blades, with the skill an dexterity of a swordsman.


GUNDAR
The battle with the Ashen Adjudicator.
Gundar is facing the protagonist as someone who is testing the qualifications of "ashes without fire" (i.e. Gundar tests the player to see if s/he is qualified for "ashes without fire").


STRUGGLE TO THE DEATH WITH A DARK, WRIGGLING THING
Pus that spills out from within the Ash Adjudicator, Gundar, that he calls "a dark, wriggling thing".
Spending a long time within him, having had ash without flame, this thing that dwelt within his bowels, and now runs rampant in the world, is an omen of ruin.


A SMALL MAN WHO PRONOUNCES HIMSELF A LORD OF CINDER
Ludleth of Courland, a small, seedy-looking man.
Sitting atop one of the five thrones of the Firelink Shrine, he proclaims himself a Lord of Cinder.


WISEMAN OF THE GREAT ARCHIVES
Former wisemen that studied at the Great Archives.
The sword is a candlestick that emits a guiding light.
Their bizarre appearance, a candle worn atop the head, is said to be a curse inflicted upon them by the magic of their books.
[The reason for the outlandish guise covered in wax is a spell preventing them from being captured by the evil spirits of the books.]


TRAVELING CLERGYMAN
The traveling clergyman is clad in blue robes, a sign of the immortal/undead, and is burdened with a large lid/cap on his back.
The lid/cap is born from within undead and seems to beckon someone.
[The lid/cap is apparently a thing that restrains that something which before long will be born from the inside of the undead/hollow.]


POTTER'S FIELD / PAUPERS' GRAVEYARD (cemetary for those who left no relatives behind)
To revive the flameless ash, a magician went to roam the potter's field.
Clad in robes, he can wield all manners of Soul magic.
[The sorcerer who came about wandering in the Cemetery of the Kinless, brought back to life as "ash without fire".]


GROTESQUE MAGGOT-PEOPLE AND THE PYROMANCER SHAMAN
Within the cathedral, grotesque maggot-people are challenged by a pyromancer.
Pyromancers practice the wielding of fire.
The maggot-people within cling to their canes, and believe the light emanating from them is a miracle of the gods.


DEFILED BEAST
Hunched over, the defiled beast walks on two legs.
It is said to have dug up/reclaimed a Soul from the depths of the swamplands.


ANCIENT RUINS ATOP THE CLOUDS
Cloudtop, ancient ruins said to exist on a lofty peak.
It is a place those on the "path of the dragon" aim to reach, but its location was lost to the annals long ago.
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Alcoholikaust
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(01-28-2016, 04:01 AM)
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brilliant idea-and kudos for the art
John Kowalski
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uhhh huh
iRAWRasaurus
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(01-28-2016, 04:02 AM)
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:lol fromsoft always delievey in the art designs!
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(01-28-2016, 04:03 AM)
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those graphics putting Uncharted 4 to shame
duckroll
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(01-28-2016, 04:04 AM)
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I see Dark Souls is going for a new art style for the final entry. Looks... interesting. I wonder if this has anything to do with Undertale's success?
Mozz-eyes
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(01-28-2016, 04:04 AM)
I really hope the opening is mysterious like Dark Souls and Bloodborne.

Loving the new firelink shrine, too. I'm hoping it will be like the Nexus in DeS. Nexus was the best, followed by Firelink, then Majula. I didn't think much of the Hunter's dream tbh, not enough NPCs to talk to.

Dark Souls 2 was fun, but the opening was awful!

When that old woman says something along the lines of 'you'll lose your souls over, and over again... prepare to die' I was like, cheers for the dank memes brev.
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(01-28-2016, 04:04 AM)
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mmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

cant wait!!!
Forkball
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(01-28-2016, 04:05 AM)
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I'm liking the art direction the new game is taking. The Undertale influence is strong.

It seems like this game could have a possible stronger link with Dark Souls I since there are a lot of recurring elements, especially Firelink Shrine.
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(01-28-2016, 04:05 AM)
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Something feels off about the art direction this time
Primethius
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This is probably the most creative, and best, way to get around the no scans rule.
N30RYU
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(01-28-2016, 04:05 AM)
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Just wow at that famitsu screens recreation.
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(01-28-2016, 04:06 AM)
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I wonder if the DS evil end is canonical....
Zolo
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(01-28-2016, 04:06 AM)
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Perfect illustrations with accurate detail!
Last edited by Zolo; 01-28-2016 at 04:29 AM.
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(01-28-2016, 04:06 AM)
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Guys do you think this could be a sign that From is considering bringing the Dark Souls series to 3DS?
Hoje0308
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(01-28-2016, 04:07 AM)
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OP is forever cool in my book. What a great idea!

Edit: The fact that it's being playfully trolled by a mod is a good sign as well. Subscribed.
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(01-28-2016, 04:07 AM)
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Best thread of the day!
Glitchesarecool
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(01-28-2016, 04:08 AM)
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Very clever OP, thank you.
Kagari
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(01-28-2016, 04:09 AM)
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All right, you win.
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lmao
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lol
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wow.
Buggy Loop
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Best thread of 2016 so far. Wow
Grisby
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Are you sure you're not the Art Director for Dark Souls 4?
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(01-28-2016, 04:11 AM)
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Art is on point, as always in Souls
Corpekata
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I see they are using Xbox One screens for their promos this time.
Zhao_Yun
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This is amazing.
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10/10 Art Direction! FROM did it again!
Sesha
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So Paintborne is the next Souls game by FROM?
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Originally Posted by Primethius

This is probably the most creative, and best, way to get around the no scans rule.

Agreed. Awesome stuff.
Neiteio
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(01-28-2016, 04:13 AM)
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OMG, I love the drawings, haha

It's actually fun trying to picture the screens based on the art
Nazo
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The Ancient Ruins atop the clouds bit makes me think of Lordran and how high up it was. Like when your in the Undead Burg and meet Solaire if you look down you see nothing but clouds. If we actually get to return to some Dark Souls 1 areas I'm gonna shit my pants.

Also art for this thread is great. 11/10
Hoje0308
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(01-28-2016, 04:13 AM)
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Kinda funny business is this?

Obscura
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(01-28-2016, 04:15 AM)
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Went one sentence past PROLOGUE.

Read too much.
silva1991
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You're the best op

Originally Posted by duckroll

Guys do you think this could be a sign that From is considering bringing the Dark Souls series to 3DS?

Easy money :P
Dmax3901
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(01-28-2016, 04:16 AM)
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Nice work OP :)
Ghost Rider
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(01-28-2016, 04:16 AM)
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Ah I see they're targeting 60fps

But for reals, can't wait!!
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That OP is amazing. Take notes From.
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I read all of it, i feel dirty, but i need it all, in my veins.
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Originally Posted by Hoje0308

Kinda funny business is this?

Naruto collaboration clearly.

Or firebending his balls.
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(01-28-2016, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hoje0308

Kinda funny business is this?

Great Balls of Fire.
John Kowalski
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(01-28-2016, 04:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hoje0308

Kinda funny business is this?

he's warming up

alternatively

well, where did you expect pyromancy to come from?
Ricky Ricardo
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(01-28-2016, 04:23 AM)
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This ... wow. Thread of the Year contender.
Soriku
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Pretty good recreations lol
PFD
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GG
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I love the recreations.
Iva Demilcol
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So, the lords of cinder have come back to life and our character can acquire an state called "lord of cinder" too... Does that mean that our character is the same guy from Dark Souls/DS2?
orochi91
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(01-28-2016, 04:37 AM)
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OP's avatar is killing me XD
Killer Queen
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Originally Posted by orochi91

OP's avatar is killing me XD

This whole thread is killing me.

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