According to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source, Dark Souls 3 will be announced at E3, with original series auteur Hidetaka Miyazaki at the helm.
As that last sentence suggests, this is to be taken with a massive grain of salt. Remember when Homer had the Stone of Triumph attached? Like, that big a grain. We’ll see at E3 if VG247‘s source is legit.
But if true, this is a huge deal. As fantastic as Dark Souls 2 was, there’s a certain magic to games that Miyazaki takes the lead on. He’s got the Midas touch, and really knows how to tie a world together. The whole franchise is kind of a result of his experiences and vision.
However, from Demon’s Souls all the way to Dark Souls 2, the series has become less experimental and less broken along the way. Part of why we incessantly laud Dark Souls is because of that experimentation and innovation — even though it’s often paired with ideas that don’t work out (no one likes to talk about the Bed of Chaos). Would we see the same experimentation in Dark Souls 3?
Time will tell. All eyes are on the Bandai Namco booth, now.