One truly inspired Dark Souls 3 fan replaces the pop music featured in From Software’s latest gameplay trailer for the action-RPG with a track from rapper DMX.
While the music in the latest gameplay footage for Dark Souls 3 was somewhat appropriate in terms of its actual tone (the trailer featured a somber cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors”), some people thought that developer From Software should have chosen a more fitting track. Since the quasi-positive lyrics to Lauper’s ballad didn’t really gel with the melancholy, if not outright morbid themes of the forthcoming title, one fan took it upon themselves to give the trailer an adrenaline injection.
Considering that Dark Souls 3 is an action-oriented RPG, YouTuber Raime figured that the promotional video could use a bit more oomph in order to emphasize the release’s combat elements, and decided to add DMX’s classic hip-hop anthem, “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” to the latest trailer. Of course, taking into account the fact that the fan’s energized version of the video contains licensed music, it could be taken down at any second by YouTube, so folks should check it out while they can.
Although music taste is subjective for the most part, it’s hard to deny how well the track’s composition and DMX’s potent flow syncs up with Dark Souls 3’s medieval gameplay. As it happens, with the imagery from the trailer’s intro offering a slow burn of enemy and environment reveals, the build-up for the song sets up the combat perfectly, as the beat for “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” drops exactly when the action begins. However, for those fans who disagree completely, there have been plenty of fan edits with different songs for the latest trailer, and the fine folks over at VG 24/7 have compiled some of the better ones.
While the soundtrack for the fan-edited trailer above might not be everyone’s cup of tea, one aspect of the footage that almost everyone can see eye to eye on is how Dark Souls 3‘s battle system appears to be top-notch. Whether the protagonist is using a sword, shield, mace, or scimitar, the action comes off as being equally fueled by fast-paced fluidity, and calculated decision-making.
With Dark Souls 3‘s release date being about a couple of months from now, it’s obvious that long-time fans and newfound followers of the franchise are practically frothing at the mouths for a taste of the action. Bearing that in mind, perhaps die-hard disciples of the series can pass the time like Raime did by editing their own version of the latest trailer with an early 2000’s rap joint.
What do you think about the incongruous, yet seamless pairing of DMX and Dark Souls 3? Do you have a song in mind that might work better with the footage? Let us know your track selection for the trailer in the comments below.
Dark Souls 3 is set to release on April 12, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.