We is likely to be many years on from pixel artwork being the dominant online game artwork type, however that will not cease some modders including a few of that aptitude into Dark Souls.
People love a demake. It’s simply extremely enjoyable to think about a world the place Bloodborne was a PS1 recreation (or one other the place it acquired a kart racer). While Dark Souls may not be getting a full on demake, modder thegreatgramcracker has lately shared their Pixel Souls Demastered mod, which actually provides a very good quantity of crunch to the unique Dark Souls’ chilly world (thanks, Eurogamer). “Experience Dark Souls such as you by no means have earlier than, with contemporary visuals all all through the sport!” reads the mod’s description.
“This mod modifications all textures, icons, fonts, and visible results into pixel artwork primarily based on the unique recreation textures. Additionally, the music and sound results have been lowered in high quality. Even the enemy and participant gear fashions have lowered constancy! This ought to give the sport a enjoyable, considerably cursed, ‘retro’ really feel.” You can test a trailer out for the mod above, and it truthfully seems actually nice – Dark Souls simply has the proper setting for some low-resolution vibes, truthfully.
Dark Souls YouTuber Illusory Wall additionally options as a visitor artist on the challenge, particularly their Firelink Shrine and Gwyn’s Theme 8-bit remixes, which actually provides to these retro vibes.
One factor that ought to be identified is that the mod is particularly solely suitable with Dark Souls Remastered, not the Prepare To Die Edition model of the sport, so apologies should you solely have the latter.
Weirdly sufficient, lately on this planet of the Dark Souls wiki web page, customers on-line started to note unusual faces photoshopped into photographs all all through the wiki. Apparently a few of them have been there since 2012, made by an nameless consumer, so it is potential they’re going to stay a thriller eternally.