Lance McDonald, who had previously unearthed some interesting cut content from Bloodborne, has moved on to explore Dark Souls III. One of the most tantalizing Dark Souls III plot questions comes from Oceiros’ ambiguous lore. He cradles an invisible baby, or perhaps just does the motion, while speaking of his child, but it is never seen. Now, we know the baby wasn’t always supposed to be such an ambiguous element.
Oceiros, the Consumed King, is one of the various optional bosses Dark Souls III has hidden for the players who want some more challenges. He’s fast, menacing, and most of all, incredibly mysterious. During his first phase, he is seen cradling something invisible, or that may not even be there, before smashing it do the ground as he enters his rabid second phase. Before he does this, he speaks directly to the player, and asks where his “dear Ocelotte” is.
Players assumed he was referring to his child, and they were sure spot on. In unraveling this cut content, we can now see Oceiros holding what appears to be a dead child, or newborn, considering half of a broken egg shell can be seen attached to their lower body. The cut scene then shows the player walking in on a mourning Oceiros, who is reeling over this loss, and reaches for his catalyst before attacking the player.
This find makes an already creepy scene all the more disturbing. It’s not clear considering there is no word from the developers whether or not this removal is due to aesthetic reasons or concerns for the lore. Dark Souls as a franchise has made a name for their staunch ambiguity, so it’s not difficult to assume they merely wanted to pursue Oceiros with more mystique.
Regardless, it makes for a fascinating visual, and really piques the curiosity regarding the creative decision to remove it from the game entirely. This video is certainly one to watch if you’re a fan of the series. Lance is still in the early stages of finding Dark Souls III cut content, so make sure to continue checking his YouTube channel for more of these.