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Dark Souls as a Cuphead-inspired 2D platformer looks great

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The 'Souls-like' label may need to die, but that hasn't prevented many an enthusiast using the term to describe Cuphead – mainly because you die a lot in it. So it makes sense that there are folk out there dreaming about the two games converging, and some have even gone as far as to illustrate how such a convergence would look.

YouTube channel 64 Bits have done so, reimagining many of Dark Souls' most memorable bosses with an animation style closely resembling Cuphead. You have a cute version of Ornstein and Smough, a cute version of Sif, and a cute overworld view of Firelink Shrine. Even the bonfire there looks cute.

While the video below is impressive, don't get your hopes up that this is an actual game. "Before you ask, no, this is not actual gameplay," the description reads. "It will never be a game, but one can dream right?"

Indeed we can. Check it out below:

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.