Darkish Souls is understood for its relentless (however honest) problem, however it’s additionally gained vital renown for its sweeping, dense lore and narrative. There are so many fascinating nuggets tucked into the sport’s world, it may be tough for even probably the most passionate followers to see and respect all of it.
The excellent news, then, is that there’s a gorgeous e book on the way in which that dives into all of it referred to as ‘Abyssal Archive’. Written by Darkish Souls scholar ‘Lokey’ over the course of a number of years, the e book is available in two volumes and boasts unimaginable element all through, with pre-orders set to ship in early 2023.
The set will not come low cost, nevertheless; the usual version alone will set you again €180 / $180. There’s additionally a Restricted Version on supply for €249 / $249 together with a ‘Benefactor Version’ for a whopping €495 / $495. You’ll be able to take a look at every version on the web site together with particulars on what every one accommodates.
Here is some extra information from writer Tune & Fairweather:
Abyssal Archive is the fruits of years of decided analysis and writing by veteran Souls scholar Lokey, who mixed his understanding of Japanese and deep familiarity with Miyazaki’s oeuvre to mine distinctive insights from Darkish Souls’ supply materials. All of that studying has been distilled in these two hardcover volumes for followers occupied with deepening their understanding of Lordran’s tumultuous historical past in addition to its characters’ exploits and tangled relationships.
The set additionally accommodates a fold-out companion map of Lordran by artist Judson Cowan. Certain individually and housed alongside the books, this map rounds out the set, making Abyssal Archive the definitive reference for followers of Miyazaki’s gothic masterpiece. Plotted out with the help of a 3D map viewer to make sure constancy of each degree geometry and scale, this expansive map is probably the most trustworthy illustration of Lordran ever produced.
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