Watch A Blacksmith Create Dark Souls II’s Armour In Real Life

By Ishaan . August 23, 2013 . 11:30am

To promote Dark Souls II, Namco Bandai and From Software got a professional blacksmith to forge a real-life armour based on the game. The real-life armour is based entirely on concept images provided by From Software, and you can take a look at the process below, along with a handy narration explaining what’s going on:



Dark Souls II is slated for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March 2014. This fall, a closed beta-test for the game will kick off on the PS3.

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  • KuroNathan

    That’s probably the most metal thing I’ve ever seen

    • Ash

      Badum Tish

  • School Idol Addict

    Awesome! I wonder how much that armor would cost if it was for sales ?

  • GoopLord

    That’s pretty nito.

    • Dexward

      I seath what you did there.

    • Symbol de Au

      Forgive the puns, even the narrator guy put emphasis on the word “hollows” at 1:59.

      • Abysswalker90

        I think you meant “Fourking” the puns. Ehh? Ehhh?

        • Symbol de Au

          Someone should slap you.

          • Abysswalker90

            Nah. I’ll do it myself. =/

          • Symbol de Au

            ‘s cool.

  • pinta_177

    I really like the way from software is handling the advertisement

  • Jirin

    I want one.

  • Masa

    blacksmithing is so awesome!

    So much skill needed though, i wouldn’t even bother tyring as i’d end up killing myself with those tools, lol.

    I’ll stick to being one in my games. :)

    • ninjabart122

      Allocate skill points to your blacksmithing skill.

  • Demeanor

    Can a video get more badass? XD I wonder how they did back in the day, without the help of plasma torches and the like!

    • Testsubject909

      Smiths would probably take days or weeks slowly hammering and molding the metal.

      Plus keep in mind that back in the day, they probably needed to hammer down the ore into sheets manually as well.

      So you can imagine that an armor must’ve been an endeavor that took months of preparation and construction.

      • Kai2591

        yeah..and it only takes a few seconds to kill the person wearing that armour (if he’s unlucky). damn.

  • Ferchenko

    I get that if I pre-order? Want another sword.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    For those who like this kind of stuff, you should check out a series of videos on YouTube called “Man at Arms” on the Awe Me channel. Those videos also feature a long-time blacksmith that has produced countless weapons for many feature films. In this particular series, he makes weapons based on requests and those often involve famous weapons from movies and video games. For example, here’s a video showing how he and his crew created Cloud’s Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII:

    • School Idol Addict

      They did much better sword then this one though, like the keyblade and the Master sword.
      Personally i think they missed the bustersword, still an impressive job though, but it was far from their best job.

      • ninjabart122

        To be fair, it is kind of a difficult job considering it’s size.

    • Zero_Destiny

      I love this dude, the Adventure Time one was pretty cool too.

      • Testsubject909

        Watched all of them (the weapons, not the other non-weapon based videos) and honestly all of them were pretty cool.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Good prop, but the materials would make it pretty bad as armor.

  • The “fight” at the end was a little lame… actually the whole process was more interesting then the ending :)

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