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Dark Souls lore books are basically the bible for Souls fans

These Dark Souls lore books are basically FromSoftware bibles for Souls fans. Like seriously, we need these books right now!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dark Souls series, Lokey Lore, an expert in all things FromSoftware has created two stunning books that any fan would love in their collection.

Officially titled “Abyssal Archive”, published by Tune & Fairweather, the stunning Dark Souls bibles will be available in three editions. That’s at least until the pre-order window closes. The standard edition costs £156/$180 USD, Limited Edition £216/$249 USD and finally, the Benefactor Edition is £428/$495.

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Abyssal Archive is the culmination of years of determined research and writing by veteran Souls scholar Lokey, who combined his understanding of Japanese and deep familiarity with Miyazaki’s oeuvre to mine unique insights from Dark Souls’ source material,” reads the description.

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Credit: Lokey Lore/Tune & Fairweather

All of that learning has been distilled in these two hardcover volumes for fans interested in deepening their understanding of Lordran’s tumultuous history as well as its characters’ exploits and tangled relationships.

A gothic masterpiece!

The set also contains a fold-out companion map of Lordran by artist Judson Cowan. Bound individually and housed alongside the books, this map rounds out the set, making Abyssal Archive the definitive reference for fans of Miyazaki’s gothic masterpiece.

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Plotted out with the aid of a 3D map viewer to ensure fidelity of both level geometry and scale, this expansive map is the most faithful representation of Lordran ever produced.

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Credit: Lokey Lore/Tune & Fairweather

Which Dark Souls bible will you pick up?

The Abyssal Archive is presented in two hardcover books featuring 528 pages of all the Dark Souls lore you could ever need. Furthermore, it also features 17 full-colour illustrations by Juan Acosta, gold page-edge gliding along the upper edge, a companion map and more.

If you decide to pre-order Limited Edition, you’ll bag yourself a deluxe clamshell presentation box, as well as the “Cycle of Disparity” limited-edition bookmark. The Limited Edition also comes with everything included in the standard edition.

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Finally, the Benefactor Edition comes with everything included in the other two versions. However, by pre-ordering this edition, your name will be credited in the Acknowledgements section of the Abyssal Archive.

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Credit: Lokey Lore/Tune & Fairweather

You might want to pre-order soon

You will have until August 14th, 2022 to pre-order either the Limited or Benefactor Edition. After which, only the standard edition will be available to purchase. Tune & Fairweather aims to ship all books by the end of 2022.

Are you tempted to pick up the Abyssal Archive aka, the Dark Souls bible? If so, which edition tickles your fancy? Let us know across our social media channels.

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Featured Image Credit: Lokey Lore/Tune & Fairweather/Source: Kotaku