The latest PS3 news – read this and your PlayStation will thank you…


Your PS3 future awaits – what is coming soon for PlayStation?


Our unique ‘no-score’ reviews, delivering fair and balanced assessments…


We’re called PS3 Attitude for a reason. Check out our PlayStation opinions here…


Need PS Vita news and reviews? We’ve got your handheld PlayStation covered too…

Home » Featured, News

Dark Souls director contemplates including an easy difficulty option

Submitted by on Thursday, 6 September 2012One Comment

Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki, in an interview with Metro, has said that he is considering the inclusion of an optional easy mode in an effort to attract more players who may be put off by the titles incredibly high difficulty level.

Miyazake, when asked about the difficulty of the game, replied saying,

I personally want my games to be described as satisfying rather than difficult. As a matter of fact, I am aiming at giving players sense of accomplishment in the use of difficulty.

Having said that, however, it is true that Dark Souls is rather difficult and a number of people may hesitate to play. This fact is really sad to me and I am thinking about how to make everyone complete the game while maintaining the current difficulty and carefully send all gamers the messages behind it.

Miyazake clearly wants Dark Souls to be accessible to everybody who wants to enjoy it but can’t due to the notorious difficulty, maybe we will have a Prepare to Die Less edition in the future?

It sounds as if Miyazake will have his own demons to fight with if he claims that there will be another Souls title, jokingly saying,

Even if a sequel of Dark Souls is decided to be created, it is still uncertain whether I will be chosen to get involved in the development since the decision maker is not me, so I better not say anything about the uncertainty. If I reveal my unprepared opinion here, the decision makers may scold me!

He carries on to talk about how happy he has been with the reception and awards that Dark Souls has received, hinting that another Souls title may eventually be created if the demand is high enough, stating,

That is a sheer pleasure for me as a director of Dark Souls. I, as a gamer, understand passion to discuss favourite games. That is why I feel so happy to the fact that I could offer such passion and immersion to gamers, even if it is a little.

At first all I would like to send to your readers is gratitude.  Our development staff including me also thanks that a lot of wonderful fans love Dark Souls all over the world.

Finally, I would like to send your readers my determination; as long as there is a chance to create games, I promise you to offer more interesting and immersing games that will be always a hot topic among you guys.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition will be coming to PS3 on 26 October alongside the DLC available separately on PSN.

Would you like to see another Souls title? What are your opinions on the potential, optional easy mode? Let us know in the usual place below.