The project was sent to the studio six years ago
The soul-like genre has a Metroidvania feel to it, with games offering level design that opens with progression, backtracking, and lots of exploration. Now imagine a Dark Souls as Metroidvania🇧🇷 That’s what the artist was trying to do Thomas Feichtmeierwhat Created an outline of a possible project, sent it to Bandai Namco, but was rejected.
Now that the confidentiality agreement is over, after six years, the artist can reveal one of the pieces of art. An image posted by Thomas Feichtmeier shows the knight standing next to the Dancer of the Boreal Valley from Dark Souls 3, one of the most iconic bosses in the entire trilogy. All the standard HUDs found in the franchise’s games were also featured.
The artist worked on Blasphemous
Feichtmeir was one of the designers of one of the best 2D soul sims, Blasphemis, so any resemblance is no coincidence. We remind you that Blasphemous was released in 2019.
“At the time, it was obvious that metroidvania was becoming a big thing. A lot of metroidvania games that were designed or looked interesting were inspired by it. dark soulsSo this idea made a lot of sense,” the artist replies to someone who asks if this image influenced the creation of Blasphemos.
Feichtmeier says that “the art was created in a style that could be used in a game with an average budget rated for Metroidvania at the time.” Responding to the person who said it was a missed opportunity for FromSoftware, the artist responds that the studio won’t be involved because the IP is owned by Bandai Namco.
“Such proposals are often made for any IP, some of them become games. This is a fairly common business practice,” says the designer.
As some of the people commenting on Thomas Feichtmeier’s tweet will remember, there are 2D titles like Good Soul like Ender Lilies, Salt and Sanctuary, Death’s Gambit, Unworthy, Blasphemus itself, and more.
What do you think of Dark Souls metroidvania? I would play or the original format is enough. Tell me!
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