Brand new Dark Souls images are in a class of their own

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It’s unusual to learn more about an upcoming AAA game through the medium of Facebook, but then again Dark Souls is not a run-of-the-mill release.

In the latest album posted on the official Dark Souls Facebook page, the developers have been kind enough to offer a few sentences of explanation for each image. Some of these phrases offer up new information about the game that will undoubtedly have Demon’s Souls fans frothing at the mouth with excitement.

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For example, a new ‘Iron Body’ spell is unveiled and an account of the novel ‘Beacon Fire’ gameplay mechanic is given:

“The warm light of the Beacon Fire serves as a safe haven that offers players respite in the otherwise cold, dark and dangerous game world. The Beacon Fire embodies a number of key functions: healing and recovery point, restart check point, and a sharing point where other players on similar journeys can be seen as shadows.”

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Browse through the images below to formulate your own opinion about Dark Souls’ atmospheric visuals and awe-inspiring character/monster design.

There are sure to be plenty of other tasty titbits thrown our way by the Dark Souls team over the next few months, so stay tuned to El33tOnline for comprehensive coverage of this rousing release-to-be. Dark Souls will be coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in the last quarter of 2011.

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Source: Dark Souls on Facebook

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