Dark Souls Monster Has A Lion’s Head, Eagle Wings, And Scorpion’s Tail

By Spencer . June 12, 2012 . 12:56am


Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition and the upcoming Artorias of the Abyss DLC adds a new area and introduces new monsters to the game. From Software shared a few screenshots of the threats – like a lion-headed mausoleum guardian with goat legs and a scorpion tail.


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Players will also run into a hand trap that grabs players and a black dragon. All of these monsters are just a warm up for Artorias who you’ll cross swords with. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition comes out on August 24 and will be released as PS3/Xbox 360 DLC later this year.


Artwork of the Abysswalker Artorias.

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  • Didn’t they show that Chimera back in the PC version announcement trailer already? Either way, I really like its design, finally a Chimera done right!

    • landlock

       The one in Dragon’s Dogma is as perfect as can be and it looks beautiful to.

      • MrRobbyM

        The griffin looks even better. They really nailed the monster designs for Dragon’s Dogma. Should be expected though coming from the guys that made Monster Hunter.

    • Sakurazaki

      I wouldn’t call it Chimera; it replaced the snake with a scorpion and it has wings.

      Maybe Chimera’s first cousin twice removed, Shimera.

      • Ereek

        I’d probably call it a Manticore.

        • Sakurazaki

          You know what? It’s a chimera-sphinx-manticore. IIRC, the sphinx and manticore have human faces, so chimera lion head and goat parts, manticore tail, and sphinx wings. Pretty much all of them have the lion body.

          Ugh. My brain hurts. I’m leaving it at lion-goat-bird-scorpion.

          • Exkaiser

            Manticores have lion faces. Sometimes with horns. This is very much a Manticore.

      • grevlinghore

        How is it not a Chimera? That´s what a chimera is: a creature with parts and features from different creatures (!). Wether that be snake parts or ant parts is irrelephant.

        • Sakurazaki

          Well, I read the OP wrong, but there is a difference between Chimera and “a chimera”.

          I stand by my assumption that they are kin.

  • Ereek

    I’m not sure how much longer I can wait for this, because the anticipation is eating away at me.

    • Exkaiser

      “Our frothing demand for this game increases.”

  • so a manticore, but sans bat wings

  • AzureNova

    Damn, this makes me want to play Dark Souls again. In a good way =P

    • Lancevfx

       Same here. I added Dark Souls to my Gamefly Queue again, just right now.

  • Dark Souls. Just in case you’ve forgotten what “challenging” meant.

  • SirRichard

    Seriously can’t wait for this, it’s been too long since I last popped Dark Souls in. Might start it up again later and see what’s changed.

  • so is this version only for pc? Guess it’s time to pick up dark souls on ps3 then.

    • Exkaiser

      The new stuff for the PC version is also being released as a DLC for the consoles.

  • MrRobbyM

    So Dragon’s Dogma was like Dark Souls(just a bit) and now Dark Souls is like Dragon’s Dogma. The Chimera/Manticore and what not.

    • Blesmi

      Because Dragon’s Dogma created the Manticore? lol

      • MrRobbyM

        …No. I’m saying that Dragon’s Dogma was compared to Dark Souls and now I’m saying Dark Souls can be compared to Dragon’s Dogma since this is being released after DD and they now share another similarity. Just thought it was funny.

        Geez. Ever since E3 a lot of new people with sticks up their butts showed up.

        • Blesmi

          Hey man I was kidding, no reason to get hostile. And I’m far from new. I feel we can all agree that this is gonna be super awesome.

          • MrRobbyM

            Sorry about that. Lost of things get lost in text and I could of sworn I didn’t see that “lol” there before. Anyways, I think you’re right. Maybe it’s the avatar throwing me off but the username looks familiar.

    • Domii

      I’m sorry but I don’t think Dark Souls and Dragons Dogma should be mention in the same breath.

      • MrRobbyM

        I don’t see any major similarities. Only a few minor things. But yeah, it’s just what’s being said.

  • Follower_of_Pram

    As awesome as the chimeric being, dragon, and Artorias are, I still want to see some screenshots of Hawkmaster Gough. I’ve been wanting a glimpse of him ever since he was mentioned being in this DLC.

    • popyea

      He’s the second last picture. 

      • Follower_of_Pram

         Ah, well alright then. I was thinking that was some random enemy. I was expecting some type of full body armor like Ornstein and Artorias for Gough. lol

  • Domii

    For some reason I get the Old King from Demons Souls vibe when I see Artorias. I gotta feeling he’s gonna kick my a** when I fight him, I can’t wait!!!

  • Valtiel Ikari

     is it just me, or does the picture before the last one looks a lot like “Zoah” from “Chrono Cross”

  • My Chimera has eye lasers, your argument is invalid.

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