The Guy Who Wrote These Star Wars: X-Wing Books Is Writing An Official Dark Souls Novel, For Some Reason

For everything Elden Ring is now FromSoftware’s biggest seller (opens in new tab), the Dark Souls series is still the one that put them on the gaming map, and they definitely have millions of fans. Well, here’s one for those of you who really enjoyed the Dark Souls comics, or who are generally connoisseurs of tie-in novels, because Dark Souls is getting one.

Normally this would be silly, grain for the fandom, but the next Dark Souls: Masque of Vindication is written by none other than Michael A. Stackpole (opens in new tab)perhaps best known for his widely published 1990s Star Wars novels I, Jedi and the popular rogue squad Series. He also wrote several comics.

Starting to write tie-ins in the late ’80s with BattleTech, Stackpole is definitely a name you’ve heard if you’re interested in that sort of thing. According to his Twitter account, he’s been working on the Dark Souls novel since at least 2019, but clearly none of us have noticed.

American publisher Yen Press and Japanese publisher Kadokawa are teaming up for this release, with Yen releasing the English edition and Kadokawa the Japanese. Dark Souls: Masque of Vindication will be released simultaneously in both languages ​​on October 25, 2022.

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