- Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman
has revealed some of the darkest demons in Dark Souls, which will officially be hitting the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today!
To quote: "All the monsters I design, from Demon's Souls to Dark Souls, are beautiful to me no matter how gruesome their appearance."
Dark Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki
shared this bit of insight with me earlier this year in an interview and the quote has bounced through my brain for more than six months.
Since then, I've been wanting to get a closer look at the game's stunning creature designs, all of which are plucked from the further reaches of Miyazaki's fevered imagination.
Luckily, today's the day. For the viewing pleasure of readers, From Software and Namco Bandai have collected a host of rare concept artwork accompanied by design notes from Miyazaki himself. Miyazaki also wanted to pass along a greeting just for readers:
"I am hoping all of you experience meaningful deaths many times in the game. I know that the game is challenging, but I want you to keep trying to overcome any difficulty you face in the game. And please feel a great sense of achievement when overcoming a difficulty!"
Read on for the full gallery. If you do pick up Dark Souls, keep...