Dark Souls: Sif Gets Animated, Remains Adorable (VIDEO)
Last week, Dark Souls: Remastered launched for Nintendo Switch. It arrived with a launch trailer which showed off the Great Grey Wolf Sif and his massive sword. One of the more sympathetic bosses in the franchise, fans appreciated his nuanced and honorable devotion to his purpose. He’s also a giant adorable wolf. An artist has now made him even more adorable than ever before.
Anna Piwońska posted a hand-drawn video of Sif on Vimeo, inducing “awwws” across the internet. The video depicts the hero’s first encounter with the wolf in adorable animated fashion. He’s just about the perfect creature, with his cute little howl and cute little sword. The animation isn’t quite to scale with the Dark Souls version, but we’ll forgive that. He’s too endearing to be find any faults. We demand more tiny Sif!
The battle with Sif is one many players attempt to avoid. In the encounter, the wolf releases a mournful howl before reluctantly picking up his great sword. He has no desire to slay the hero, but slay you he must, or die in the attempt. A rumor spread that players could spare Sif and allow him to limp off near the end of the fight. That, tragically, proved to be false. The two of you must do your duty and fight to the last. Thankfully, we have a new cute video to remind ourselves of the good doggo that is Sif.
Dark Souls: Remastered is available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This marks the first (and possibly last) occasion that a Dark Souls title came to handheld consoles.
What do you think of Lil’ Sif? How many scratches does he deserve? What other characters deserve this sort of animated video? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section. For more gaming news and updates, be sure to follow DFTG on Facebook and Twitter!
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).