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Dark Souls 3 Japanese release date confirmed

From Software’s Dark Souls 3 will launch on March 24, 2016 in Japan for PS4 and Xbox One.

The PC release is listed as “to be announced at a later date” on the Dark Souls website, so it may not launch alongside its console counterparts.

Dark Souls 3 will launch with both a special and standard edition in Japan. The special edition appears to contain a map, soundtrack and limited edition steelbook.

A physical copy of the game will cost players 7,430 yen, while the downloadable version will be available at 6,930 yen on the Playstation Store.

Dark Souls and Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki recently revealed a bunch of new details about the game in an interview with Game Informer.

Related: Dark Souls 3 Preview

Dark Souls 3 will allow players to fast travel from the very beginning, much like its predecessor.

Players will also be able to experiment and reallocate skill points as they see fit, so they no longer have to restart the game to pursue a different build of character.

Magic in Dark Souls 3 will work a bit differently too. Your use of magic will now be determined by an MP bar, as opposed to the numbered uses of previous games.

This difference will increase “freedom and utilization,” allowing players to easily manage the differences between magic, weapons and items.

Dark Souls 3 was first announced at E3 2015, and will be the third entry in the franchise since the original in 2011.

The North American and European release for Dark Souls 3 is also confirmed for 2016, but no official date has been announced.

Dark Souls 3 will launch on March 24, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One in Japan.

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