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You Died: The Dark Souls Companion ("Way of White" edition)
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"The definitive version of the definitive Dark Souls book." - Edge magazine
Dark Souls rewards obsession. The extravagant level of care invested by the game’s designers in even Lordran's most out-of-the-way corners sparks curiosity. The deeper you plunge into the game, the more you find to appreciate. If a book is to pay worthy homage to this level of artistic craft, it must aspire to that same exacting level of detail. It should reward close scrutiny, surprise the reader... and perhaps even conceal a few secrets of its own.
You Died isn't simply an autopsy of the game's lore, though a fair bit of time is spent in the Appendix explaining the game's overarching narrative and cast of characters. The ultimate goal was to try to answer the question of what makes Dark Souls so riveting, enduring and influential.
This book takes readers on a guided tour of the game's world; the authors profile notable Dark Souls content creators (lore expert VaatiVidya, Gary & Kole of Bonfireside Chat, challenge-runner Lobos Jr. and many more), talk to psychologists and veteran game developers about why the game leaves such an indelible impression, recount the game's development process and allow scores of fans (including filmmaker Alex Garland) to offer their own personal accounts of how the game impacted them.
You Died was created to be the most all-encompassing examination of Dark Souls that had ever been attempted.
Dimensions: 234mm x 176mm (closed), 234mm x 352mm (open)
Text: 352 full-colour pages, 80+ illustrations and lavish in-game photos
Cover: Blind-debossed "Anor Londo rose window" motif, plus title lettering stamped in gold foil
Paper: 140gsm Magno Natural uncoated
Binding: Tasmania Italian white cloth
Head & tail bands: Gold thread
Silk ribbon marker: Gold, 8mm
[Printed and bound in Florence, Italy]