Dark Souls, as a franchise, is gently walking into the horizon in its final moments. That doesn’t mean you have to stop flaunting your fandom for the series, however, and we’ve got a batch of the best Dark Souls merchandise available right now to check out. Come what you can buy for your coin.
Whether you’re looking for Dark Souls themed artwork, items of clothing or other trinkets, we’ve got all the bases covered here with our top picks. There are some truly interesting and unique products out there that bear the name of the infamous From Software series and weren’t not even including any of the countless Bloodborne merchandise here.
Dark Souls Posters, Prints and Artwork
Dark Souls 80s Nostalgia Poster
Around the time of Dark Souls 3’s original release, the people responsible for bringing the game to you released this brilliant piece of artwork. Inspired by fantasy and horror movies from the 80s, this ‘Dark Souls Movie Poster’ looks a little more like what you could have seen hanging in any cinema or drive-in movie complex some thirty years ago. Well, if you can’t have it proudly displayed in a VHS case on your shelf, the best you can do is hang this beauty on your wall in celebration of what an artistic triumph the third Dark Souls game brought us.
In the UK & US: Around £14 / $20 from Spreadshirt
Solaire Art Print
Continuing the theme of quality artwork based on the Souls series is this rather simplistic but brilliant print based on original Dark Souls fan favourite character, Solaire. Seen here in his natural state of ‘praising the sun’. This one is available in two different sizes and looks pretty fantastic in a frame, hung proudly on a wall.
Dark Souls The Board Game
That’s right, there’s a Dark Souls board game. This game was originally a Kickstarter project that has proven popular enough of an idea that not only did it sail comfortably past its funding goal and will soon grace actual store shelves, as well as the virtual shelves of Amazon and the like. This thing is made with an intense passion for both board games and the Souls series itself and features 27 intensely detailed miniature figures representing different characters and monsters from the franchise, 15 dice, 252 cards, 121 tokens and 1 big, giant rulebook to teach you how to play. This thing is likely to eat up hours of your time at any given board game night and, while a little expensive for some, is an absolute essential for Dark Souls fans looking to try something new.
Dark Souls Design Works
The pair of gorgeous hardcover ‘Design Works’ books based upon Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 look absolutely stunning in person and stand proudly on your bookshelf as intensely desirable collectables, if nothing else. Thankfully, all of the content in both of these books is every bit as fantastic as both covers promise. Offering fans a host of behind the scenes artwork, concept designs, monster artwork, sketches and exclusive interviews with the series’ creators, giving a whole new insight into the making of both games. All of this makes both of these must-haves for Souls fans.
Dark Souls Design Works Hardcover Book
Dark Souls 2 Design Works Hardcover Book
Other Dark Souls Stuff
You Died: The Dark Souls Companion Book by Keza MacDonald and Jason Killingsworth
You Died is a companion book to the Souls series written by Keza MacDonald and Jason Killingsworth intended to be the perfect read while you slog your way through another bout of the undead masses and towards the next boss. This is a fantastic read that delves deep into the original ideas that went on to become the Souls franchise, what it is about each game that has captured the hearts and minds of so many people over the years and exactly why that has happened. Why are people so obsessed with Dark Souls – in the gameplay, in the repetition and in the lore itself? This book seeks out the answers to all of these and tells its own tale along the way. It’s a must-read.
Red Knight Funko Pop Vinyl Figure
Funko Pop Vinyls! You know them and odds are, you either love them or you hate them. Well, shockingly enough, the Dark Souls franchise isn’t quite niched enough to escape the ever-encroaching hand of Funko and you can pick up a Dark Souls 3 Red Knight Funko Pop for a handful of coins if that’s your thing.
Dark Souls T-Shirts, Hoodies and Accessories
Here’s the main event of this article. Almost more so than any other recent video game franchise, Dark Souls has lent itself very well to its audience’s excitement and has produced a long-running series of clothing, accessories and more for fans to proudly wear and display to show their loyalty. There’s a series of official merchandise that arrived to mixed reception around the time Dark Souls 3 launched but more impressively, there is a whole bunch of licensed-but-unofficial items of clothing made by various other companies and enthusiasts out there that gives the official merch a run for its money. There’s T-Shirts, hoodies, hats, caps, and other trinkets to get your hands on, so let’s take a look at some of the best from around the web.
Live. Die. Repeat T-Shirt
In the UK & US: Around £20 / $30 from Spreadshirt
Anor Londo T-Shirt
In the UK & US: Around £18 / $25 from RedBubble
Bonfire T-Shirt from Gamer’s Edition
In the UK & US: $30 from Gamer’s Edition
Chosen Undead T-Shirt from Gametee
In the UK & US: £17.99 from Gametee
Praise The Sun White T-Shirt
In the UK: Around £10 from Amazon UK | In the US:
Sunbro Solaire Hoodie from Insert Coin Clothing
In the UK: Around £32 / $40 from Insert Coin Clothing
Praise the Sun Hoodie
In the UK & US: Around £35 / $40 from Spreadshirt
Dark Souls 3 Official Snapback Cap
Praise The Sun Cap
In the UK & US: Around £17 / $25 from Spreadshirt
Praise The Sun Cap (Black and Gold)
In the UK & US: Around £17 / $22 from Spreadshirt
What better way to bid farewell to the monster of a series that is Dark Souls than with some fancy bits of merchandise to take home with you. From Software created a real masterpiece with this franchise and if you know of any of the best Dark Souls gifts or merch out there, feel free to drop us a line at Twitter or Facebook and we’ll get it added right here. Now, about Bloodborne 2…