Dark Souls series director Hidetaka Miyazaki has big, profound things to say about the franchise he created.

Dark Souls is my life’s work. Everything I came up with for Dark Souls 3 is based on my personal preferences,” the developer told Gamespot.

Miyazaki calls the upcoming Dark Souls III "the turning point for the franchise," paving the way for potential future games that transplant the Souls philosophy to other genres.

The new Souls is "something fresh," he told Polygon, maintaining the series' storytelling, sorrowful character design, and sense of challenge, while mixing up combat in a number of ways.

A busy man, Miyazaki is also working on DLC for Bloodborne, the series' spiritual sibling, though no details have been announced.

We will see what Miyazaki has up his sleeve when Dark Souls III releases in early 2016 for new-gen consoles and PC.