Dark Souls III’s Release Date Bollocks (The Jimquisition)


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Dark Souls III is out now in Japan, but rest the world has to wait until April 12… unless they get the full English version from Japan’s Xbox Live store.

It’s a silly situation, and Dark Souls is not a series that benefits from staggered releases at all. Let’s look at this whole bollocky shitstorm.

99 Comments:

  1. I don’t much like dark souls I think it’s boring but that’s just my opinion
    and who the fuck cares about me !

  2. The kind of people who think dark souls is difficult are the kind of people
    who suck at video games.

  3. Spoiler: you’re going to fight multiple bad guys at some point in the
    game…

  4. Is no one else going to bring up the Dark Souls porn presented in this
    video?

  5. Jim I love your understanding of why the Souls series is great

  6. I miss the fuck Konami news…

  7. Jim said regressive and left in the same sentence. Subliminal as fuck m8.

  8. Best of luck to Jim in regards to the lawsuit from Digital Homicide. It’s a
    shame he has to deal with a pair of cretins who’ve brought shame to indie
    devs everywhere by association and are now in a situation where they’ve got
    nothing to lose. It’s a sad day when I can honestly say the broader
    community is better off without someone or something. Digital Homicide
    became that kind of thing a fair while ago, but this lawsuit sets it in
    stone.

  9. My friend loves Dark Souls, and it looks great. I was always iffy on the
    title, though. Kept confusing it for Darksiders or
    Dark…whateverotheredgygameshit.exe.

  10. welp at least namco didn’t pull off a fire emblem fate release

  11. well seeing as the souls series is a wonderful amalgamation of the earlier
    King’s Field and Shadow Tower series, albeit in third person – does anyone
    else think we should have another series From is known for come back?

  12. Yep namco fucked the pooch on this one. I’m avoiding Twitter for the next
    two weeks

  13. Want to talk about staggered release just look at fire emblem fates
    Japan got it like a Year ago
    Then America got it in February
    We in the Uk and Eu get it in May
    And then the 3rd path gets released in July, but we already know all the
    plot details plus it got released on launch in Japan
    Unless you preordered the £150 Fire emblem fates 3DS XL special double copy
    edition then you get it straight away
    Plus dlc

    I know some of that’s probably off but that is the gist of it

  14. The only reason why I was ok with certain games being staggered in terms of
    release date is if the game needs time to be localized. But this game
    already has an English version out so I don’t see why the hell they would
    do that!

  15. What is the artwork at 2:27
    I need it for scientific reasons.

  16. you can see every boss in a ds game and not be spoilt I don’t see why this
    is a problem?

  17. “zealousy”

  18. scottthewaterwarrior

    I watched my friend play Dark Souls II, looked OK, but I’m not really a
    good judge of such games. Unless a game has cars or planes in it, I usually
    find it rather boring.

    Having different release dates sounds really dumb, unless it is an obscure
    game that hasn’t been translated into other languages yet, I see no reason
    why you wouldn’t release it everywhere at once.

  19. DerTypDerVideosGuckt

    1:10 that is so sweet Jim <3

  20. I’m wondering how much damage they’ve done to their sales, since i bet
    there are a lot of impatient people who have decided to just watch the
    streams that have been out for weeks, and probably are getting their fill.

  21. I find this weird release date hilarious and a good form of karma against
    that minority in the Souls community. You know, the backseat gamers and the
    “get gud” elitists.

    Bought time they suffer with everyone else.

  22. While the fanbase can be pretty overzealous, I had a pretty decent
    experience. When I play on Twitch, I always get offers for co-op when I
    play Bloodborne and pretty neat tips. I’m a noobie so I feel like a hunter
    in training, which isn’t bad really.

  23. Are you playing the PC version? That gameplay looks silky smooth.

  24. Bandai Namco has been very weird in terms of how they’ve handled a bunch of
    their games, not just Dark Souls. Makes no sense other than some archaic
    ideas of what they think they should be doing as a business.

  25. Straw-Hat Sincere

    you just legit told 300k+ people to git gud.

    never thought I’d want to marry a man…

  26. Fire Emblem Fates came out in North America a full eight months after it’s
    japanese release date. Dark Souls fan have it better with only a couple of
    weeks of delay, even though no delay at all would be the best.

  27. Time to spoil the game for everyone.

    One of the bosses is probably a dragon… like….. creature. And/or a
    knight.

    *runs away*

  28. Jim could you make a jimquisition about the blizzards decision to remove a
    pose ingame because somehow it offended one dude.

  29. Played all the Soulsborne games and I have to say, this last installment is
    just mindblowing. The art design, the enemy design, the scale and scope of
    the world, just fantastic. When I’m not playing the game I’m thinking about
    playing the game. (and trying to learn basic Japanese)

  30. Thanks for the warning. I can’t even stand seeing the tiniest bit of
    footage about Dark Souls releases, the only thing I’ve seen is promotional
    artwork on the box. So I’ll just be here staring at the comments while I
    listen.

  31. The Skeptic Feminist

    Why is xb1 version ‘inferior’? (serious question)

  32. Use to love dark souls, after bloodborne tho. Dont think i could go back,
    the whole lovecraftian feel of bloodborne is more compelling.

  33. I hate staggered releases overall. It’s not uncommon for a game to be
    released first in North America and then a week or month later in EU.
    Heck, I was waiting for years (since 2004ish) for Shin Megami Tensei IV,
    which finally got released in Japan back in May 2013, later in North
    America in July the same year. But what about Europe? We didn’t even get a
    physical release, we got a downloadable version in October 2014, over a
    year after the NA release.

    Staggered releases suck. Unless a game needs more time to be localised I
    see no point in it.

  34. the situation is stupid but I don’t care to much about it, I can’t get the
    gme anyway until I get paid, and if i don’t want spoilers then I just won’t
    go on facebook and stuff like that all the time.

  35. This is more of a problem for us Australians as we often to get paired up
    with Japanese players due to proximity.

  36. TheJaredtheJaredlong

    Isn’t the staggerjng because of their servers? I’m sure they don’t want a
    SimCity fiasco on their hands so they stagger the load.

  37. acdcrocksyeahable

    Git gud, and thank gud for Jim!

  38. Jim. I love you. Be my waifu. Jk. Great job on the Iimquisition. Keep up
    the gud work. (ha funny puns are funny)

  39. Distracted Observer

    I’m too busy playing Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X (which I imported btw)
    To give 2 shits about this fucking game. Sorry GITGUD yourself!

  40. MadmanGoneMad2012

    [Spoiler]

    Alan Wake is the killer.

  41. Bad “John John” John

    I miss Jonathan Holmes.

  42. ‘s fine. I didn’t need my eyes, anyway.

  43. M’eh, don’t care.

  44. Well played, Mr. Sterling. Love your work.

  45. I never got into Dark souls 1,2 or 3. I just bought Resident Evil HD
    Re-mastered for the P.C. Funny thing is I still have my Resident Evil
    Directors Cut for the PS One. :
    ) If it’s not broke.. Don’t fix it :)

  46. This has plagued the monster hunter series for so long, so i actully don’t
    give a crap anymore.

  47. Yeah part of what makes the Souls series so great is playing it on release
    and going through the game at the same time as everyone else. It’s really
    disappointing that not only does Japan get the game more than 2 weeks
    earlier, but also the majority of people are spoiling the game for
    themselves.

  48. I’ve purposely left myself completely in the dark about DS3. Aside from
    Jim’s little video, I’ve avoided all my fav YouTubers like Vaati, Oroboro,
    and others so I wouldn’t get spoiled. Hell, I haven’t even been researching
    Weapon Arts which are a new core mechanic just so I don’t see stuff I don’t
    want.

    The staggered release date is stupid, but I’ll just have to deal with it. I
    still love Dark Souls. It’s hard not to.

  49. Hey Jim, quick question, do you reckon you can post a chart showing the
    number of subscribers you’ve gained each day for say, the past month? I’m
    curious to know whether or not you received a spike in subs in the past
    week. Because of, you know, that whole Oddworld voice acting gig. I reckon
    that would have given you a number of new subs.

  50. Subscribed.

  51. Tecmo and Nintendo did this with Hyrule Warriors Legends. The DAY of the
    Japanese release, if you got Region Free on your 3DS, it’d auto-load your
    3DS’ language, and have the language of it be the default language. Which
    included all EU languages and US English. Yet they waited like 2 months to
    release it here for…. some reason. Not exactly the same thing as it
    doesn’t matter in a gameplay matter. But it still irks me.

  52. MAA NIGA “:D

  53. Who else besides Lobosjr, EpicNameBro and AGermanSpy is holding off until
    release day? They need to be appreciated for being considerate for Souls
    fans.

  54. I listened to this episode because I’m that fan. The release date thing is
    annoying, but really not the end of world. You don’t have to watch the ds3
    content

  55. I love you, Jim.

  56. Tanked Thomas (Thomas)

    Talking about release dates: Fire Emblem: Fates says hi.

    Fuck Nintendo’s region locking.

  57. Don’t care. Might go back and play one of those games eventually. They’re
    not all shitty console ports are they?

  58. Last week episode and this one made me come to conclusion !
    Jimmy u rant about so irrelevant stuff that it’s laughable if not sad.
    First 0 difficulty in some trash nintendo game and now oh game launched
    somewhere first and everyone cry about?
    Da fuck.

    Time has come to un-sub !

    Loved ur fuck konami news, that was only good thing in last and this year
    jimquisition , but the rest jezus christ, u lost it :(

  59. sir knight of swordsmanhood

    this game is bullshit.

    where is the pacifist gameplay?

  60. u getting sued is more interesting.

  61. I would rather see the Middle stuff from dark souls 3, the start is the
    most important impression.

  62. Typical that it comes out the week AFTER the Easter holidays.

  63. Pretty easy solution to not to spoil it for yourself: don’t watch live
    streams of a game you don’t want spoiled.

  64. From what I’ve heard it’s because the tax year in America, Europe and a lot
    of places starts in April, so by waiting they can get a good start to the
    tax year…

  65. I’m not upset that there isn’t a day and date worldwide release or that
    others outside of Japan have the game before me be they people who jumped
    through hoops or were given advanced copies.
    I’m baffled as to why they gave hundreds of streamers and youtube content
    creators advanced copies with seemingly no restrictions for what they show,
    not days, but weeks before the rest of the world gets the game.
    Sure there would always be some people who imported and streamed the game
    early but it usually isn’t many people and you’d either have to search for
    those people or it was fairly easy to ignore.
    With how they are handling all the advanced copies for streamers and
    youtubers and lack of restrictions my youtube and twitch feed is inundated
    with Dark Souls 3 content, it is almost unavoidable.

  66. Yeah I just don’t understand staggered release dates at all in this day and
    age… the new Fire Emblem games have been out in the States for a month+
    now… and yet not in Australia, so it’s clearly not localization holding
    it up.

  67. Really appreciate you not including spoilers in this video, Jim, thanks a
    bunch!

  68. @Tanked Thomas (Thomas)
    Why don’t you use CFW? no region locking, no nothing.

  69. Git gud doesn’t work on media outlets you fucking cuck.
    :^)

  70. It’s slow, mindlessly repetitive and it hasn’t got Dragons Dogma’s combat
    so apart from the nice artwork in places I really don’t get the hype for
    these games to be honest. What is the main story of these games?

  71. Even with an embargo on the big streamers etc, I wonder if all this will
    harm sales? Why buy the game when you watched someone who snagged it
    through the Xbox One trick (not under embargo) play the whole thing on
    twitch?

    I’ve seen (but not watched) a lot of videos showing the ending to DS3 and
    that worries me, because spoilers could appear anywhere, from anyone. Some
    gaming ‘news’ sites will post spoilers in their headlines.

    inb4 ‘entitled’

  72. Saw the intro for this video and immediately went to go get some yen to get
    that Xbox one copy 

  73. Spoiler warning : you will die.

  74. I’m listening to this with the window minimised. I know its relatively
    spoiler free but I haven’t watched a single trailer about this game, I want
    to be surprised.

  75. This games amazing

  76. Eh, my favorite FromSoftware game is still Lost Kingdoms, and I still like
    Armored Core more than Souls.

  77. Praise the sun [T]/

  78. Black desert still region blocked and little to no news :(

  79. I was talking with my brother about how Japan seems to have a weird
    obsession with having/releasing games made by Japanese companies long
    before a world wide release. Japan is really weird when it comes to the
    rest of the world

  80. As a fan of this series I have to say I have never heard of this game and I
    never will until next month.

  81. Timothy Strategos

    “… littering the internet with so much Dark Souls footage it’s hard to
    avoid.”

    Eh. I’ve not seen much, but then again I’ve been playing Dark Souls again
    this past week.

  82. emirhan ekşioğlu

    The title alone deserves my like. Take it. TAKE IT.

  83. Nikki S. (Nickywhat)

    I remember when I pre-ordered all the sites had this month listed for
    release and I was super excited. I get BMVSS in the movies, Killer Instinct
    Season 3 and thought “fuck yeah Dark Souls 3″….nope… JP’s release date,
    it’s seriously wtf. Esp with seeing people put out playing it and talking
    about it….way to fuck that up a little bit. I’m still upset about the
    Europe exclusive edtion with the fucking Lord of Cinder statue…who
    thought THAT was a good idea?

  84. I don’t own a console and I don’t give a crap about Dark Souls. Tried the
    Pc port of the original and I thought it’s a steaming pile of shit. Tried
    the second one and it was just as bad. I seriously don’t see the appeal in
    these games and it makes me feel a bit weird seeing so many people so
    passionate about this series…-

  85. tormentedzombieowl

    Git Gud! Ha Ha Ha. Now to Piss the World off, Does this Dark Souls have an
    Easy Option?

  86. Thank good for Jim!

  87. Souls fans are fucking terrifying.
    Jim, you are one of those fans.

  88. I’ve only played maybe half of Dark Souls (probably less) and haven’t even
    looked at 2 or 3 yet. But I’m kind of surprised they kept the same UI. I
    get that it’s probably just a personal taste thing … but I found it kind
    of ugly. Add that to the fact that they don’t seem to have improved the
    ridiculous rag-dolling and that they’ve still got a bunch of destructible
    crates around the place for no discernible reason and I’m left feeling like
    this looks like basically the same game. And maybe that’s not a terrible
    thing … but there were certainly a few problems I had with the original
    Dark Souls. It would be nice to see some sort of visual indication that
    they’ve revisited some of their ideas and maybe improved on the formula. If
    the game doesn’t run at a solid 60fps on consoles and they’ve left in the
    shitty physics stuff for no reason other than to chew through processor
    cycles then I don’t really have high hopes.

  89. And yet, like an abused spouse we all keep coming back to the franchises we
    love. No matter how they treat us.

  90. PRAISE THE JIM FUCKING STERLING, SON!

  91. Oh I will! Mr. Sterling I will….Muahawhawhawhaw (evil laugh)

  92. If I could I would upload a 5 min video with a full playthru of the
    game…. just skimmer thru it so people get everything spoiled. ^.^ Even if
    they stop strait away, they would still get a good amount spoiled.
    Wahahahaha

  93. Garrett van de Gelder

    I’ve tried my best thus far to avoid footage of Dark Souls III. I consider
    myself a Souls fan. I suck at the games to no end. (Bloodborne was when I
    finally managed to git gud and go back to the others) but I enjoy the games
    under any circumstances.

  94. We Australians are used to waiting. Maybe that’s why we enjoy fishing (well
    I don’t but apparently we do).

  95. Still waiting for a HD King’s Field Trilogy or a HD release of Metal Wolf
    Chaos. Will wait forever.

  96. ENB isn’t going to play it until April 12th. That is a good man.

  97. O jee big suprise another hypocritical video from jim fatling,yea
    metabombing is only cringe inducing when its a game you like right?Dumb
    fatass

  98. Great stuff as usual!

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