Take a seat by the bonfire and listen closely, Unkindled. We have glad tidings about the upcoming DARK SOULS™ tabletop roleplaying game — including the first look at the cover:
Everything you need to create unforgettable, punishing roleplaying campaigns will be contained within the DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game core book.
This lavishly illustrated, hardback book features a complete, 5e-compatible ruleset enriched with signature DARK SOULS™ mechanics inspired by the video games.
Prepare for bespoke character classes, a brand new magic system, and a bestiary teeming with terrifying creatures…
DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game will be available to pre-order from February 2022.
What are you waiting for, warrior of ash? Lothric awaits.
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For full details, check out the official announcement below:
DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game First Look and Cover Reveal
Thursday 27th January 14:00 UTC - Manchester, UK - Tabletop game creator and publisher Steamforged Games has today unveiled the first look at and key details of the hotly-anticipated DARK SOULS™ tabletop roleplaying game (RPG), coming Spring 2022.
First teased in December with a surprise trailer premiere, Steamforged can now confirm 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 award-winning gameplay of the DARK SOULS™ video games by From Software and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game — designed and published by Steamforged Games — will feature everything players need for exciting and challenging campaigns set in the sinister universe.
Inside the lavishly illustrated, hardback core book, players will find bespoke character classes, a brand-new magic system, and a 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™: The Board Game and DARK SOULS™: The Card Game, and fifth time partnering with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. To date, Steamforged’s DARK SOULS™ tabletop range has sold over 500,000 units with a combined retail value of almost $40 million.
Mat Hart, Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer at Steamforged Games, said:
“To say we’re thrilled about the DARK SOULS™ roleplaying game would be an understatement.
“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.”
Aadil Tayouga, EMEA Head of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships at BANDAI NAMCO Europe S.A.S said
“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. 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.”
DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game will be available to pre-order from February 2022. For the latest updates, sign up to the Steamforged newsletter.
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About Steamforged Games
From small beginnings in the corner of a hobby gaming store in Stockport, Manchester, Steamforged Games has gone on to create tabletop adaptations of some of the biggest video games around.
The company’s history of adaptations began with the wildly successful DARK SOULS™ Board Game. Steamforged took the game to Kickstarter back in 2016, where it raised £3.7million followed by significant success at retail and is still one of the best-selling board games out there.
Since then, Steamforged’s catalogue has grown to include original tabletop roleplaying lines like Animal Adventures and Epic Encounters — which Forbes called the “Blue Apron [of] Dungeons & Dragons” — and popular board game versions of triple-A video games such as Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil™ 1, 2, and 3, Horizon Zero Dawn™, and more, all well-received as authentic experiences true to the brand DNA.
Now the UK’s leading developer and publisher of licensed tabletop games, Steamforged is led by a love of the craft, a collective pride in what they create, and a mission to deliver compelling tabletop experiences that capture the emotions and inspire the imaginations of players around the world.
About BANDAI NAMCO Europe S.A.S.
BANDAI NAMCO Europe S.A.S. is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including, but not limited to, all major video game consoles and PC.
BANDAI NAMCO Europe is producing intellectual property for a global audience, and is building its reputation with franchises such as LITTLE NIGHTMARES™, PARK BEYOND™, and the upcoming UNKNOWN 9™ Awakening - developed by the recently acquired Reflector Entertainment based in Montreal, QC.
BANDAI NAMCO Europe serves as the Headquarters of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. for mainland Europe, which is known for creating and publishing many of the Toy & Entertainment industry’s top franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TAMAGOTCHI™, GUNDAM™, TEKKEN™ and DARK SOULS™.
For more information please visit www.bandainamcoent.eu