Dark Souls 3 will be released 24th March 2016 in Japan, From Software announced today. That's on PS4 and Xbox One.
"The Windows version release date and the worldwide release date will be announced at a later date," a press release said.
How the date translates to Europe and the US remains to be seen but the signs are good: From Software's most recent game Bloodborne came out in the same week worldwide, as did Dark Souls 2. Given that the UK gets games on a Friday (the notable new exception being EA) that could mean a Dark Souls 3 release here 25th March 2016. The only official communication we've had is "early 2016", which tallies.
Dark Souls 3 sees series creator and Bloodborne director Hidetaka Miyazaki once more take the helm, he having only been an overseer on Dark Souls 2. Our Aoife Wilson went to see him and his game at E3 and found both fondness and familiarity, and also intrigue about what comes next.