In order to promote the official release of Dark Souls 3 in North America and Europe, publisher Bandai Namco releases an intense launch trailer for the game.

Now that Dark Souls 3 is officially out around the globe, developers have followed up the infamously difficult game’s Japan launch trailer with a newly edited, and perhaps even more potent video celebrating its worldwide release. However, as noted in Bandai Namco’s description of the footage, there are some spoilers to be found, so fans should watch at their own risk.

The fresh Dark Souls 3 launch trailer is entitled “Ash Seeketh Ember,” and it sets a properly elegiac mood by using the singer and songwriter Hozier’s tune, “In The Woods Somewhere” for its soundtrack. As a matter of fact, considering the game’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has said that the third entry will more than likely be the end of the series, the whole air of finality imbued within the video is extremely pertinent.

As seen in the video below, there’s plenty of gameplay footage to salivate over, as well as a lot of the action-RPG’s bleak, yet beautiful environments. Naturally, though, simply watching clips of a title’s action playing out online is no substitute for taking part in the game itself or doing research on it. So, taking into account the glut of positive reviews, with many praising Dark Souls 3‘s unique enemies, challenging mechanics, and incredible attention to detail, it’s safe to say that even though the trailer is well done, most fans will be swayed to purchase the game by detailed critical feedback instead of promotional tools.

While criticism for Dark Souls 3 has generally been favorable, and the majority of its advertising materials have been top notch, it doesn’t mean the game is without issues. For instance, some fans have reported that the title suffers from a game-crashing bug, which will hopefully be resolved by developers’ day one patch. Not to mention, myriad other players have said that Dark Souls 3 occasionally suffers from frame rate problems, considerably flagging the action-RPG’s graphics and making the visuals clip and crawl to a snail’s pace.

Regardless of these technical hurdles, Dark Souls 3 will surely go on to be one of the year’s biggest releases, with tons of fans undoubtedly experiencing their umpteenth death in the game right at this very moment. Bearing that in mind, everyone needs a little help now and again, so if Dark Souls 3‘s brutal learning curve is already dampening one’s spirits, go ahead check out our our guide on how to beat the first boss to get a feel for what kind of strategies it will take to complete the game.

What did you think about Dark Souls 3‘s new launch trailer? Were you put off by some of the spoilers, or have you become inured to such reveals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Dark Souls 3 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment America – YouTube (via GameSpot)