Full Version: Dark Souls 3 - Removed "Sacrificial Bonfire" animations
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting. - Original teaser showing the act itself - Leak picture showing the Player creating a Bonfire from a corpse. - Another leak image, this time some for of ceremony


There are cut animations to an unused game mechanic that would have allowed players to create their own Bonfires. It was even present on on a trailer shown at Gamescom 2015, showing a knight placing a Bonfire sword into a body and igniting it.
The first animation set found in the game's files shows the aforementioned placing of the sword, along with one removing the sword from a body. The second set shows an animation using both hands to insert the sword, then an idle "prayer" animation. In one of the leaked screenshots, this animation is seen with a black fire rising from a body, possibly being absorbed by the player.
It was likely cut due to gameplay balance issues, as it would effectively remove the need to travel an intended path to a specific goal, ie a boss fog gate. It would have also likely created issues with enemies that respawn after sitting at a bonfire.