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Dark Souls 3 screenshots, rumored gameplay details leak

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

First images and rumored gameplay details for From Software's Dark Souls 3 — reportedly making an appearance at this year's E3 — appear to have leaked a bit early. According to a video released by The Know, Dark Souls 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next year and will introduce a few new gameplay concepts.

Visually, the game appears to be on par with From Software's latest effort, Bloodborne for PlayStation 4, and features the same dark medieval fantasy look of previous Dark Souls games. In the leaked screens, we get a look at some brand new environments, big scary boss monsters and a heroic knight in some familiar-looking armor.

According to The Know, Dark Souls 3 will introduce some new concepts, including the option to sacrifice enemies in order to invade other players' worlds and a "heat up" mechanic for bosses that will alter their behavior.

The leak looks legitimate, based on the number of screenshots and genuine-looking concept art. We've reached out to Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco for comment.

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