The game is only “inspired by” the Dark Souls series, as it doesn’t contain a direct connection to the franchise sporting the same suffix.
However, Bandai Namco says the mobile game maintains the core elements of the popular series, containing challenging gameplay and similar “themes.”
Slashy Souls was developed as a partnership project with GameStop and is available on iOS and Android now.
On a related note, Dark Souls 3 releases on April 12. Kinda just hyping myself up, really.