Dark Souls 3 Comes to Life Through Chalkboard Art

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One artist uses a chalkboard to create a fantastic piece of art based on Dark Souls 3, recreating the gothic feel of the upcoming From Software title in a breathtaking way.

The release of Dark Souls 3 is fast approaching, and fans of the notoriously difficult franchise are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the title. Developer From Software has been ramping up the anticipation too, releasing additional gameplay details through brand new previews of the game. It’s not just the gameplay that makes the Dark Souls series so well loved, however, with the atmosphere and setting also hugely important factors in the franchise’s success – as shown in a recent video showcasing some fantastic chalkboard art.

The video, which was released by From Software on its official YouTube channel, shows a sped up video of an artist taking to a chalkboard to recreate one of the locations from Dark Souls 3. The artist, who is called Rena Rena, painstakingly draws up one of the morbid locations from the upcoming title. The end result is a sight to behold.

Using negative space to tremendous effect, the artist ends up perfectly encapsulating the gothic tone of the From Software series, complete with distant spires and decrepit cobblestones. Meanwhile, being able to see the entire process from start to finish truly brings out exactly how impressive the piece of chalkboard art is. Those interested in seeing the entire video can do so below.

With Dark Souls 3 expected to be released on April 12, 2016, fans of the acclaimed hack ‘n’ slash series do not have long to wait before they are exploring locations such as the one showcased in the chalkboard art. As it stands, the title is one of Game Rant’s most anticipated games of 2016, and for good reason. The original game is an underrated classic of the previous console generation, and From Software’s Bloodborne is one of the best games available on the PS4.

Beloved for its intense atmosphere and gameplay, that level of density seems to pervade every aspect of the series, from the locations all the way through to the story. In fact, publisher Namco even offered up a contest to fans of the series, with a cash prize of $10,000 for those gamers who were able to decipher the many mysteries of Dark Souls lore in the most entertaining way.

Perhaps some questions surrounding Dark Souls in general will be answered when the third game in the series launches next month. As it stands, the title is looking hugely impressive, particularly when factoring in that Dark Souls 3 will run at 60FPS on PC. Hopefully the title will prove to be worth the wait.

Dark Souls 3 will be released on April 12, 2016, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: From Software (via Kotaku)