Earlier this week, Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki allegedly said in an interview he was considering an "easy mode" for the notoriously difficult game. Well, that didn't sit too well with everyone, but the point is moot, because Namco Bandai is now saying the translations were inaccurate.
The publisher is claiming that the original quote in the interview was mistranslated, and in actuality, Miyazaki had never even mention of decreasing Dark Souls' difficulty. Here is the segment in question from the interview:
"It is true that Dark Souls is rather difficult and a number of people may hesitate to play. This fact is really sad to me and I am thinking about whether I should prepare another difficulty that everyone can complete or carefully send all gamers the messages behind our difficult games."
The latter part is what Namco is concerned with. Instead, this is what the translation should be:
"This fact is really sad to me and I am thinking about how to make everyone complete the game while maintaining the current difficulty and carefully send all gamers the messages behind it."
Metro, the UK outlet behind the interview, issued the correction accordingly, but they don't seem as convinced any of it was really due to mistranslation.