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Dark Souls is an action RPG video game series by From Software and Bandai Namco.

Released games are:

  • Dark Souls (September 22, 2011). PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • Dark Souls II (March 11, 2014). PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
    • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (February 5, 2015). An enhanced version for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

A Solaire of Astora amiibo is also planned for a October 18, 2018 release.

Links to other series

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Demon's Souls20110922 September 22, 2011Dark Souls is a spin-off of Demon's Souls.1

4Arrow L Berserk20110922 September 22, 2011Several elements and characters in Dark Souls and Dark Souls II are inspired by the Berserk manga series.3

4Arrow L King's Field20110922 September 22, 2011Seath the Scaleless shares a name with a character from King's Field 2, while Kalameet may have been designed after Guyra from King's Field. Dark Souls and Dark Souls II also feature the "Moonlight Great Sword" from the King's Field series.1

4Arrow L Harry Potter20110922 September 22, 2011Some elements in Dark Souls were inspired by the Harry Potter series.3

4Arrow L JoJo's Bizarre Adventure20110922 September 22, 2011There are minor references to the first arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in Dark Souls.3

4Arrow L Bleach20110922 September 22, 2011Dark Souls features a reference to the Hollows from Bleach.3

5Arrow R Borderlands20130625 June 25, 2013There are several references to Dark Souls in the Bonderlands 2 DLC "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep".3

5Arrow R Yo-Kai Watch20130711 July 11, 2013In Yo-Kai Watch, one of the statues in the Gourd Pond Museum features a minor reference to Dark Souls.3

5Arrow R Dota20130823 August 23, 2013The "Dark Wraith" armor set from DOTA 2 features direct references to Dark Souls.1

5Arrow R Destiny2014099 September 9, 2014The items "Heart of the Praxic Fire" and "Ghost Angel Cloak" from Destiny feature references to Dark Souls.3

5Arrow R Warcraft20141113 November 13, 2014The follower "Soulare of Andorhal" from the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion was likely inspired by Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls. There are other minor references to Dark Souls in World of Warcraft.3

5Arrow R Bloodborne20150324 March 24, 2015There are minor references to Dark Souls in Bloodborne.3

5Arrow R Outcast Odyssey20160420 April 20, 2016Outcast Odyssey featured cards based on Dark Souls 2 characters during limited promotions.1

5Arrow R LittleBigPlanet20161213 December 13, 2016Outfits based on Dark Souls III characters are downloadable in LittleBigPlanet 3.2

5Arrow R Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon20170125 January 25, 2017Fafnir tried to play the game during Kobayashi-san's house party3