The unreleased, official art below displays an armored hero covered tattered cloth and flames, as well as the suggested launch frame of "Early 2016."
This follows an earlier rumor that Dark Souls 3 would appear at E3, the video game industry trade show happening June 16-18, 2015, and later launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. When contacted for additional information, publisher Bandai Namco declined to comment.
According to the leak, the game will support 1-4 players, although whether that's in a co-op or PvP sense remains to be seen. When you build your character at the start of the game, you'll have the option to choose one of 10 different character classes.
On the monster front, Rooster Teeth claims that Dark Souls 3 will contain 45 new enemies and 15 new bosses, with a note that this number doesn't include characters and monsters that have appeared in previous Souls games. In order to combat these creatures, the leak also states that there will be 100 new weapons and 40 new armor sets to deck out your character with. Alongside this are reportedly 60 minutes of mostly in-engine cutscenes, which is a number far higher than previous From Software games.
The Know also claims that Dark Souls 3 will house about 12 different areas, totaling up an amount of content similar to the original Dark Souls. As these navigate the world, the way you interact with other players online will reportedly be different. Instead of soapstones and signs, Dark Souls 3 will have you participating in sacrifice ceremonies, which have you dragging around bodies to specific areas, performing a ritual, and visiting another person's game.
The final big details in the reported leak deal with the bosses in Dark Souls 3. Boss battles will have a new "heat up" factor that changes the way you approach an encounter. An example given includes a fight against an enemy who can either come at you as a standard-looking knight, or a nightmarish creature reminiscent of something from Bloodborne.