Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today launched DARK SOULS™ III for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM for PC. Dive into the dark and twisted world of Lothric; inhabited by deadly enemies, devious traps, and enthralling combat as players assume the role of the Champion of Ash and embark on a quest to bring together the five Lords of Cinder and rekindle the fading flames of humanity.

Developed by renowned Japanese studio FROMSOFTWARE, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter of the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action-RPG gameplay. As the Champion of Ash players journey to faraway lands to return the Lords of Cinder to their thrones in order to rekindle the fading fire that keeps the impending Age of Dark at bay. Through their journey players will meet crestfallen warriors, powerful sorcerers, dutiful knights, unsavory individuals, and a number of other characters that will help or hinder their progress across a vast and twisted interconnected world.

“The DARK SOULS series has captured the hearts and minds of millions of gamers across the world with its special brand of challenging and rewarding gameplay, world design, and clever mysteries,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “FROMSOFTWARE has created another masterpiece that expertly blends these elements together with DARK SOULS III.”

DARK SOULS’ signature online multiplayer system returns with both asynchronous and real-time modes of play. Adventurers are able to create messages for other players to discover in the game’s world to help guide them to hidden treasure or point them to their doom. Be summoned into other players’ worlds to help them in co-op play or fight to the death as a lethal red phantom invader. Players can also join one of the many covenants in the game to extend the multiplayer gameplay options further by completing contracts assigned to those covenants for rewards. These unique online gameplay options provide DARK SOULS III with an incredibly diverse way of interacting with the worldwide community of DARK SOULS fans.

DARK SOULS III is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $59.99  for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and STEAM for PCs.