Dark Souls 3 has been out in Japan for a little while now and the speed runners have wasted no time in getting to work dissecting the game and figuring out the quickest ways to blast through it. One player in Japan has spent the last week and a half putting a ton of hours into the game and has already set the speed run world record for the game, beating it in under two hours.
The exact in-game time is 1 hour, 42 minutes and 10 seconds, which is very impressive. The full play through is already up on YouTube so you can see it for yourself:
This was an any percentage run so the only rule was that the player had to make it to the end of the game as fast as possible, meaning they can skip areas or bosses where possible. This is likely just the first step too as speed running on Dark Souls is a pretty huge thing. Right now, the record on Dark Souls 2 is under twenty minutes so it will be interesting to see if anyone can get that close on Dark Souls 3.
KitGuru Says: I always find speed runs so interesting to watch, it must take a lot of skill to know a game so well that you can effectively cut the playtime down that much. What is the fastest any of you have beat a game?