While the sun has set on Dark Souls as a franchise – at least for now – it doesn’t mean you have to lay your fandom to rest. From Software is still going strong and with future releases like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on the way, there’s plenty of reason to praise the sun once more. Here, we’ll take you through a range of the best Dark Souls gifts, merch, clothing, and more. So, let’s take a look at the best Dark Souls gifts around.
Best Dark Souls Gifts – Graphic Novel
One way to flaunt your penchant for all things Dark Souls as well as keeping it just a little bit classy is to expand your lore knowledge, of course, right? 2016’s Titan Comics-published series, dubbed Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus. From George Mann and Alan Quah, this is the first graphic novel in a series based off of the From Software franchise, set to expand the lore and backstory of the game’s world.
Best Dark Souls Gifts – 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. The game 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.
Best Dark Souls Gifts – 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
Dark Souls 3 Design Works Hardcover Book
Best Dark Souls Gifts – Replica Rings
Have you ever wanted to have a piece of that game’s universe for your own to keep, or, let’s say, wear? You’re in luck – First4Figures has put the work in to create incredibly high-quality replicas of three pieces of iconic Dark Souls jewellery. Specifically, the Ring of Steel Protection, the Silvercat Ring and, last but not least, Havel’s Ring itself. They’re luxury items for sure, but they are super pretty.
Best Dark Souls Gifts – 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.
Best Dark Souls Gifts – T-shirts, Hoodies and Accessories
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.
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…