They were mentioned in the big roundup but worthy a proper post. Dark.Souls.PAL.XBOX360-COMPLEX and Dark_Souls_XGD3_0800_NTSC-XBOX360-RRoD Region locked although both versions are now out. Both XGD3. A spiritual successor to the noted PS3 only RPG Demon's souls (itself a follow up to King's Field) it appears as though it refines the enjoyable (if controller breakingly hard/frustrating gameplay which is now said to be ever harder) gameplay. Co-optimus says 3 player online co-op. Amazon description Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult - Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined - learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges. Fully Seamless World - Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons are seamlessly intertwined, with great height. Mastery Earns Progression - Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons. Network Play - Players may cross paths with one another, interacting with each other throughout the game even as each player plays their own game. Flexible Character Development & Role Play - As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character's abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style. Live Through A Million Deaths & Earn Your Legacy Enter a dark world filled with despair and threaded by hope where your ability to creatively strategize, learn and overcome unpredictable and unique challenges determines your fate. Dark Souls will demand your absolute concentration, unflinchingly punish your mistakes, but reward your ability to learn from death. Each challenge is a mind game met with endless combinations that will test your ability to creatively strategize a way to conquer unimaginable monsters and progress deeper into this bleak and forbidding environment filled with the un-dead. Key Game Features Extremely Deep, Dark & Difficult – Unforgiving in its punishment, yet rewarding for the determined – learn to strategize freely and conquer seemingly impossible challenges. You will organically design your own gameplay style by developing your character and continuously trying different strategies to finally achieve successful progression. Fully Seamless World – Explore a completely integrated world of dark fantasy where dungeons are seamlessly intertwined, with great height. Mastery Earns Progression – Contains 60 hours of gameplay, with nearly 100 uniquely despair-inducing monsters & an incredibly nuanced weaponry & magic spells system, the effectiveness of which is determined by combat situation, fighting style and character attributes. Player success depends on their eventual mastery of how and when to use the magic spells, choice of armor, the number of weapons, the types of weapons, and the moves attached to the weapons. Network Play – Players may cross paths with one another, interacting with each other throughout the game even as each player plays their own game. Networked play allows users to cross paths with one another to enhance the single-player gameplay experience without destroying it. Flexible Character Development & Role Play – As the player progresses, they must carefully choose which of their character's abilities to enhance as this will determine their progression style. Players can choose to play as a sword master and a wizard, for example. Community – See other real players and empathize with their journey, learn from seeing how others died, find and leave messages for your fellow players; helping them or leading them into death. Symbolic of Life & Hope – The Beacon Fire is an important feature of Dark Souls for many reasons. Though in gameplay it serves as a recovery and re-spawn point for players whose health gets low, it is also where players can emotionally share experiences with other players, and is the one place in the dark world where players can find a fleeting moment of warmth and calm. Video Some gameplay. Boxart Both the normal and special edition. PAL stuff is the same as the normal for both the special edition and normal version. NFO CODE Dark_Souls_XGD3_0800_NTSC-XBOX360-RRoD ____________________________________________________________________ _ _ +-RELEASE.DETAiLS ∙ReleaseDate... 2011-10-04 ∙Source Media....... XGD3 DVD9 ∙Filename...... rrod-das.rxx ∙Source Region...... NTSC/U ∙RarCount...... 86x100MB ∙Playable Regions... NTSC/U, NTSC/J ∙Format........ ISO ∙Verified........... Yes ∙http://marketplace.xbox.com/games ____________________________________________________________________ _ _ +-RELEASE.iNFORMATION The unexpected surprise hit and GameSpot's Best of 2009 - Game of the Year Winner DemonÆs Souls now has its spiritual successor in Dark Souls. This once-in-a-generation game will take you through an experience so challenging, so punishing and yet so intensely gratifying that it will leave you anguished for wanting more. Set in a rich, dark fantasy world, experience tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and groundbreaking online features for a truly unforgettable gaming experience. Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world design filled with the most unexpected of surprises. The unerring foundation of challenge and reward will engulf you and offer an unparalleled sense of achievement. ____________________________________________________________________ _ _ +-RELEASE.NOTES Playable Regions: NTSC/U, NTSC/J SplitVid, SSv2, AP2.5, and verified with abgx360! This ISO is fully compatible with the new LT+ v2.0 for Phats and Slims, burnable to a regular DVD+R DL disc, includes full & correct AP2.5 data, and is verified in the abgx360 database. Please refer to the status table on http://c4evaspeaks.com for a breakdown of which drives support LT+ v2.0. XGD3 BACKUPS OVERVIEW To end the confusion once and for all, *yes*, original XGD3 discs have a higher linear/track density and therefore a higher physical capacity than XGD2 and regular DVD+R DL media. As a result, XGD3 ISO backups are larger as well. For XGD3 backup support, c4eva has introduced in LT+ v2.0 the LT-MAX feature, which allows for XGD3 backups to use the maximum possible layerbreak for regular DVD+R DL media, and therefore all of the available space (8,547,991,552 bytes) of a regular DVD+R DL disc. Since there is still not enough space on a regular DVD+R DL disc to hold the entire XGD3 game partition, not to mention the Layer 1 Video partition, this is not at all recommended as being "safe" for Xbox LIVE. XGD3 backups will still boot and play fine on LT+ v2.0 as long as the last approximately 1.7% of the game partition does not contain any of the actual game assets, which it usually won't because the end of the game partition is near the inner edge of the disc, and developers will try to keep their game data near the outer edge (middle of the game partition) to maximize read performance. Another necessary condition to booting and playing XGD3 backups on regular DVD+R DL media is that the kernel or game code itself must not perform any CIV (Content Integrity Verification) checks on any part of this last approximately 1.7% of the game partition (or at least it must not take any action after CIV failures). Even if there are no actual game assets in this area, there is still pseudo-random padding data which can be checked through CIV, and such checks can even be added later to the game code through title updates, or to the kernel through system updates. Just like XGD2, XGD3 backups still require the correct dashboard version-specific AP2.5 replay data. As they've done previously, MS has the ability to change the DAE.bin by way of a system update, meaning you may need to re-patch/re-burn at some point. The abgx360 application and database will be updated accordingly to support XGD3. BEST PRACTICES AND SETTINGS The P2P XGD3 ISO rips that were floating around before this point are for ODDEs and are not compatible as-is with LT+ v2.0. Their PFI, DMI and SS sectors are in the wrong PSN (Physical Sector Number) locations and they are missing the critical AP2.5 replay sector and SS replay table. If you intend to play XGD3 backups on a firmware- flashed 360, it's up to you to make sure you're using proper ISOs made with 0800 v3.0, and to double-check by running them through abgx360 before burning. Keep in mind that this is the first of several potential disc-based backup solutions for XGD3. As such, it's recommened that all subsequent releases maintain the full ISO size and associated layerbreak (2133520) in the .dvd, which will help to ensure that they will be forward-compatible should any media manufacturers step up with new larger-capacity discs (which will be necessary in order to make XGD3 backups as safe as possible on Xbox LIVE). The actual layerbreak for XGD3 ISOs is 2133520. However, when burning XGD3 ISOs to regular DVD+R DL, ImgBurn will automatically reposition/ limit the layerbreak to 2086912 in accordance with the disc's maximum Layer 0 data zone capacity (2,086,912 [LBA: 0 - 2086911]). The LT-MAX feature in LT+ v2.0 will compensate for this and allow you to play XGD3 backups with this wrong layerbreak, and therefore wrong game partition data PSN locations. In the case of growisofs as instructed below, in order to avoid errors when burning XGD3 to regular DVD+R DL, you may choose to first truncate the ISO to 8,547,991,552 bytes, and burn using a reduced associated layerbreak of 2086912. 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Dark Souls breaks down barriers with a seamless world that encourages exploration and demands adaptability. As players encounter terrifying enemies and discover new areas, the game's foundation of challenge and reward permeates the experience, delivering an unparalleled sense of achievement. Notes: ~~~~~~~ This is an XGD3 image, so have your drive flashed with LT 2.0 or higher, and burn accordingly. Disregard the bad .iso filename ▄ ■ ■ Enjoy This Fine COMPLEX Release ▄ ▄▄▄▓▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄░▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄ ■▄ bmx!