The beautiful Dark Souls: Design Works has finally made the leap from the Japanese original to a faithfully translated English version. Fans of From Software's critically revered Souls games know only too well the sheer depth and originality of design on display in Dark Souls. There are some HUGE Dark Souls fiends here at Mighty Ape, and they consider this book mandatory for any true Dark Souls fans!
Design Works offers an awesome inside look at the creative process for realizing perhaps the most punishing and rewarding world in modern games. There is also an extensive interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, which provides some fantastic insight to the design process.
The book features early concept art of many locations, weapons, enemies and characters, including fan favourites such as Solaire, Crossbreed Pricilla, Ornstein and Smough and many more! The incredible artwork on display here should be the perfect thing to carry you over until Dark Souls II sneaks up to backstab us in March!
Be sure to check back with us soon to see what one of our lucky apes has to report about his recent trip to Tokyo's Dark Souls Cafe!
In the meantime, we captured some images from Dark Souls: Design Works for you to check out below