Dark Souls 3’s opening cinematic will make you smile and cry

Dark Souls 3 opening cinematic

The Dark Souls 3 opening cinematic will make you smile because you’ve just worked out that From Software’s upcoming gothic slaughterfest descends upon us in less than 64 days and, well, just look at it. It’ll make you cry because, well, just look at it. The game that will undoubtedly kill, kill and kill you time and time again has released its opening cinematic and I for one couldn’t be more excited.

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There might be some insights to be drawn here with regards to Dark Souls 3’s story and timeline and how it all fits in with the rest of the series. To this end, it’s worth noting there might be spoilers in here, but I’ll qualify that by suggesting I wouldn’t take anything on face value just yet.

Anyway, here’s the opening cinematic in all of its gory, ahem, glory:

So, what do you reckon? Share your theories, obvious or otherwise, in the comments below.

“Only in truth the Lords will abandon their thrones and the unkindled will rise,” says the trailer. And rise. And rise and rise and rise until the words “You Died” are permanently imprinted in your brain, no doubt.

Dark Souls 3 is due for release on April 12.