Dark Souls Ditches Levels For 'Beacon Fire' System

By Darryl Kaye on March 4, 2011, 4:35PM EST

From Software has revealed a new mechanic in Dark Souls called 'Beacon Fires' which will effectively act as spawn points for players as they traverse their new world.

This is quite a change from Demon's Souls, which featured independent levels. Darks Souls is an open world game, so the Beacon Fires give players an opportunity to save, heal and gain checkpoints.

However, From Software has previously stated that the game will be harder than Demon's Souls, so don't expect this new mechanic to make things any easier.

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