The Dark Souls Camera app sees a resurgence in Japan

Despite six years having passed since Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware released the Dark Souls Camera mobile app in 2016, it has seen a recent surge in popularity.

Dark Souls Camera is an app for iOS and Android that lets users create Dark Souls themed photos. The app has a photography mode where you can decorate the screen with various objects, such as characters and on-screen text, before taking a photo, and an editing mode where it is possible to add decorations to any existing photos that are on your device.

There are many lines of text that will be very familiar to fans of the series, including “BONFIRE LIT,” “SOULS RETRIEVED,” and “YOU DIED.” You can even add the game’s HUD to photos and display a full HP bar or one that is empty.

Many Twitter users in Japan have recently begun posting photos that they created with the app. You can see many ordinary, everyday shots that have been transformed into Dark Souls-style images. For example, the users below have used the app to portray their adorable pets as giant, imposing bosses that stand in the way of the player character.

Tweet Translation:
Tweet Translation:
The Dark Souls Camera is really fun… I can easily turn my cat into a boss.

Another user showed some clever use of the app, adding the phrase “Join Covenant?” to an image of a sleeping lion and the phrase “Pull lever” to an image of chicken liver yakitori (the joke is that “lever” and “liver” are pronounced the same way in Japanese).

Tweet Translation:
Everyone may already know this, but the Dark Souls Camera app released by FromSoftware is great fun.

The reason as to why a six-year-old app has become popular again is unclear. However, this isn’t the first time that the app has seen a sudden rise in popularity, as it has resurfaced numerous times in the past.

Each tweet shown in this article has received many likes and retweets, and it’s possible that these kinds of posts have served to introduce the app to people who may not have known about it.

Tweet Translation:
I found out about the Dark Souls Camera app from my partner. Good morning.

You can also see people on Twitter who are hoping for a new update to the app or for an Elden Ring Camera. We wonder if the day will come when FromSoftware releases a camera app for one of its other titles.

Written by. Marco Farinaccia based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-10-22 20:05 JST)

Hideaki Fujiwara
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