Praise the Sun, Dark Souls is Getting an Amiibo

Good luck getting your hands on one, though.

By L.B. Lubomski

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Everyone loves Dark Souls. It's a franchise that has made a huge impact on the gaming community due to its rich lore and brutal difficulty. As such I wasn't completely taken off guard when it was announced that Dark Souls Remastered would be getting an amiibo figure to go along with its Nintendo Switch release.

The figure in question will be of fan-favorite Knight Solaire of Astora, arguably one of the most iconic characters from the series due to his appearence and... interesting, albeit helpful personality. Dark Souls Remastered will allow functionality with amiibos, with Solaire unlocking his legendary "Praise the Sun" gesture right away.

Solaire of Astora is a Warrior of Sunlight who appears throughout Dark Souls. Use the Solaire of Astora amiibo to unlock and perform the "Praise the Sun" gesture.

*Praise the Sun gesture can also be unlocked through regular in-game play

This is a pretty cool figure, there's no way they could mess it up, right? Wrong. Now on to the bad news. The Solaire amiibo is a GameStop exclusive figure and sold out almost immediately. I was online as soon as it went live on their website and was still not able to pre-order one. It also has an MSRP of $15.99 USD, around $2 more expensive than a typical amiibo.

Sadly, it looks like the only way most of us will be able to get our hands on Solaire is to scour every local GameStop store hoping to find one or give in to ridiculous scalper prices online. I personally do not collect amiibos, but this is the one that's probably going to get me to bite. Solaire is set to be released on May 25th, 2018, the same day as Dark Souls Remastered. Will you be trying your hand at finding this elusive collectible or is it just not worth the effort? Let us know.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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