Namco Bandai recently enlisted a blacksmith to create a real-life set of weapons and armor based on images created by From Software for Dark Souls II. The video shows the intricate process the blacksmith used to craft the weapons and armor, set to a driving soundtrack and dramatic voice-over. Watching the process provides some gritty realism that adds flavor to the game, making it a video more likely to get passed along to others.

Dark Souls II is out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.