Steamforged confirms that Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game will be a standalone RPG powered by fifth-edition rules enriched with unique “Dark Souls” mechanics.
Drawing on the rich lore and gameplay of the “Dark Souls” video games by From Software and Bandai Namco, Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game will feature everything players need for challenging campaigns set in the sinister universe.
Inside the lavishly illustrated, hardback core book, players will find bespoke character classes, a new magic system and full bestiary teeming with “Dark Souls” creatures. Together, roleplayers can brave the crumbling landscape of Lothric and the myriad locations within, encountering familiar faces along the way.
Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game marks Steamforged’s third time bringing “Dark Souls” to the tabletop, following Dark Souls:
“To say we’re thrilled about the ‘Dark Souls’ roleplaying game would be an understatement,” says Mat Hart, creative director and chief creative officer, Steamforged Games. “‘Dark Souls’ has been a key IP for Steamforged from the beginning, and one very close to our hearts, so to finally bring ‘Dark Souls’ to the tabletop as a roleplaying game is hugely exciting both for us and for the fans. We wanted to capture the spark of the video games and deliver a roleplaying experience that would give players the real ‘Dark Souls’ feel, whether they’re rolling a unique character from one of the bespoke classes, creeping through the ruins of Lothric and encountering familiar characters, or engaging in tactical combat against an iconic video game enemy. With the passion of our team and the writing of our lead RPG writer, ENNIE-nominee, Richard August, we’re confident we’ve done just that. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on this game and experience roleplaying like never before. One thing’s for sure: ‘Prepare to Die.’”
“Our partnership with Steamforged has already enabled the release of two very successful ‘Dark Souls’ tabletop games, and we can’t wait to see the community's reaction to this roleplaying game,” says Aadil Tayouga, head of licensing and strategic partnerships EMEA, Bandai Namco, S.A.S. “They have been very successfully providing more ways for players and fans to discover and continue to explore the fantastic lore created with From Software on the ‘Dark Souls’ video games.”
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