We may be a long time on from pixel artwork being the dominant online game artwork fashion, however that will not cease some modders including a few of that aptitude into Darkish Souls.
Individuals love a demake. It is simply extremely enjoyable to think about a world the place Bloodborne was a PS1 sport (or one other the place it obtained a kart racer). Whereas Darkish Souls won’t be getting a full on demake, modder thegreatgramcracker has not too long ago shared their Pixel Souls Demastered mod, which definitely provides quantity of crunch to the unique Darkish Souls’ chilly world (thanks, Eurogamer). “Expertise Darkish Souls such as you by no means have earlier than, with recent 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 sport textures. Moreover, the music and sound results have been diminished in high quality. Even the enemy and participant tools fashions have diminished constancy! This could give the sport a enjoyable, considerably cursed, ‘retro’ really feel.” You’ll be able to test a trailer out for the mod above, and it truthfully seems to be actually nice – Darkish Souls simply has the proper surroundings for some low-resolution vibes, truthfully.
Darkish Souls YouTuber Illusory Wall additionally options as a visitor artist on the mission, particularly their Firelink Shrine and Gwyn’s Theme 8-bit remixes, which actually provides to these retro vibes.
One factor that needs to be identified is that the mod is particularly solely appropriate with Darkish Souls Remastered, not the Put together To Die Version model of the sport, so apologies should you solely have the latter.
Weirdly sufficient, not too long ago on this planet of the Darkish Souls wiki web page, customers on-line started to note unusual faces photoshopped into pictures all all through the wiki. Apparently a few of them have been there since 2012, made by an nameless consumer, so it is doable they will stay a thriller without end.