This game appears to have ripped off Dark Souls in a big way

Monday, 7 July 2014 12:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Dark Souls appears to have been ripped off by Korean mobile game called Blade, right down to advertising and its cinematic trailer.

Kotaku reports that Blade has reached the top spot in South Korea’s top grossing chart, but unfortunately for developer 4:33 Creative Lab, it seems that gamers have connected some potentially damaging dots between the title and From Software’s Dark Souls.

For starters, here’s a comparison between Dark Souls promotional art and Blade’s promotional material via Game Donga:


Nice advert, yep, everything seems in order here…



The comparisons run deeper, as it appears the Blade trailer has ripped off the Dark Souls 2 cinematic video.

Here’s the original:

And a grab from the Blade clip, which has since been taken down:

blade trailer

Hmm. Head over to Kotaku’s report to see more comparisons between both clips and judge for yourself.