Bandai Namco and From Software’s Dark Souls III snagged up a prestigious award during Gamescom 2015. Examined and evaluated by an independent international jury of experts, Dark Souls III overcame the competition and won the Best Role Playing Game award. The challenging gameplay, unique art design and dark melancholic setting of the game convinced gamers, media and critics alike.

It’s a huge honour for us to win this very well respected award, especially against such fierce competition. Our commitment towards Dark Souls has never been stronger and we are proud to see our efforts being rewarded. We want to take this opportunity to thank our fans for their support throughout the years. We can’t wait to show you more!” said André Persson, Director of Communication & Events at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.

Those lucky to attends last week’s Gamescom 2015 had the opportunity to try their hands and fight to survive in Dark Souls III‘s beautifully dark world

Dark Souls III is scheduled to release early 2016 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.