If there is one thing Dark Souls players love (more than Dark Souls, that is), it's a challenge.
Overcoming impossible odds and tackling insane challenges after dozens upon dozens of tries and hours of practice is what makes the game series so popular. The pain is part of what makes the effort worth it.
With that in mind, this contest from Bandai Namco U.K., Sony Computer Entertainment U.K. and MEATliquor looks to be a match made in heaven. It's called the Dark Souls Wing Challenge, and as you might expect, it features its own form of punishment in some super-hot wings for gamers to chow down.
Starting on April 4 and running through April 29, anyone interested in participating can visit a MEATliquor restaurant in the U.K. and prepare to dine on what sounds like a pretty painful experience. The challenge is simple: eat 20 wings in the fastest time possible.
Completing the challenge will earn each participant an "I Survived" the Dark Souls Challenge T-shirt and a spot on the in-restaurant leaderboard. Participants with the fastest time from each restaurant will win a PlayStation 4 and the Dark Souls 3 Collector's Edition. The participant with the fastest time of all stores in the country will receive a PS4 and a copy of the extremely limited Dark Souls 3 Prestige Edition.
Sounds easy enough, right? The only problem is that the wings are covered in a super-hot chili sauce made specifically for the challenge.
"The chef preparing the wings for hardy challengers is required to wear protective gloves, a mask and goggles to protect from the intensity of heat, as the wings pack a punch," reads the press release for the challenge. "Although full of flavor, the heat is so intense that participants are required to sign a waiver before competing in the contest and must too wear protective gloves throughout the challenge."
This sounds exactly like the kind of challenge Dark Souls fans would enjoy, so it should be fun to see just how many people flock to MEATliquor stores to participate. You can read more about the challenge here.