From Software have added a way for players to torment others in Dark Souls, by apparently allowing the Pyromancer to summon a Gravelord to seek out other players and attack them until they’re defeated.
According to the video posted below, the Pyromancer isn’t able to manage which player the Gravelord will attack or even be aware of how things are progressing with their unleashed minion.
The reasoning behind this, said the developers, is because it is sometimes fun to torture strangers. The team got the idea for this from Demon’s Souls, where players could release a Black Phantom into another’s game, which would then try to kill the player.
Sounds like sadistic fun to us.
Check out Stace’s hands-on with Dark Souls here, if you haven’t already.
It’s out in early October for PS3 and Xbox 360.