Hey RPG fans: we're gonna make your week.

Atlus has announced that they have "secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls ," which was extraordinarily well received in Japan and some role-playing aficionados in this region were considering an import. But you needn't worry, anymore. This is guaranteed to be one of the most promising PlayStation 3 exclusives on the upcoming lists, and if you're not familiar, this game is an ambitious and open-ended action/RPG. The press release describes it as "freeform and flexible," and says players will have a "wealth of options." In other words, you can build the very character you've always wanted to build; you won't be faced with much of anything in the way of restrictions and limitations. We also love the idea of the "World Tendency System," which "changes the aggressiveness of monsters and the rewards for killing them based on players' actions." Oh, and as for multiplayer, check this out:

"Revolutionary online features support your adventure like never before, presenting seamless interconnectivity that serves in every instance to enhance the single-player game. Team up with two other players in simultaneous cooperative play, working together to topple some of the game's colossal bosses, or force your way into the games of skilled players and challenge them to PvP battle. Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps; either intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, your bloodstains will allow your successors to view a replay of your death, hinting at how to avoid your gruesome fate. Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, Demon's Souls is the ultimate action RPG."

Okay, now…who isn't excited? Well, we suppose if you're not an RPG fan, this won't interest you but even so… We've been following Demon's Souls on and off and we're quite satisfied that it will eventually make its way to North America. It'll be here some time this fall, so you won't have too long to wait…

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SerichA
SerichA
11 years ago

This isn't a game for RPG fans. This is a game for challenge fans. It's about knowing your enemies (and knowing them well), and proving you're better than them. This isn't another RPG. This is one of the reasons I own a Playstation 3.

Trust me, this game is killer.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

From the videos I can conclude that this game will be in my clutches. Has JapanStudio ever let us down?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Why ATLUS and not SCEA? Weird?

Anyway, thank god!

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

You know i was thinking the same thing as to why SCEA did not pick this one up?

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

I have every bit of faith in ATLUS. EVERYTHING they touch is GOLD. The only downside to ATLUS publishing the game is that, they usually only have a single pressing of their games, so they are usually limited. My advice; don't sleep on this game, PREORDER it and make sure you can get a copy while it's available.


Last edited by thepill on 5/21/2009 12:24:48 AM

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

Great!!! now I jut hope we see the Yakuzas games here.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

right! there's still Yakuza 3… come on… only that game is left, bring it over!

Fatcat3788
Fatcat3788
11 years ago

I already imported this game. It's all in English if you get the Hong Kong version. I can't recommend this game enough. It is actually VERY visually spectacular. I am deeply impressed. I imagine a lot of people will be turned off by the huge learning curve/difficulty but in my honest opinion… This game is what games used to be and what they should all still strive to be. And that is… a challenge of epic proportions that you learn to overcome. It's awesome and I am happy the US gaming community gets to try it out! (This means that any DLC for this game is going to come out here as well!!!)


Last edited by Fatcat3788 on 5/20/2009 11:06:24 PM

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

More reasons to love Atlus!

Dehshizknight
Dehshizknight
11 years ago

Holy crap, yes! Can't wait till this one releases.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'll probly get some thumbs down for this, but maybe make an easier difficulty for us rickety Americans? I love me some RPGs and I want this, but I hate dying millions of times. Anyway, I gotta buy White Knight so this may be on the Xmas list 🙂

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Bingo.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

I also imported this game and I can't stop playing it. As some have said the game is pretty difficult and unforgiving but that is why it is so much fun. It really makes you work for your rewards and I am happy that it isn't another easy game where dying has little to no effect on the actual gameplay. Also the multiplayer is great and very helpful at certain points. Definately a must buy for people who are looking for an awesome rpg with hours of entertainment. Do not give up after the many deaths you will probably endure.

DragonSphere
DragonSphere
11 years ago

Hm I've been tempted to import this for some time, but now with the announcement… I'm in quite the dilemma: import now or wait till its vague "fall release" to get here.

I guess the deal breaker would be if anything is to be added to US version somehow; though since Atlus are only publishing it doesn't seem like that would happen.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Hey its Atlus, They will probably offer some sweet preorder swag.

kratos17
kratos17
11 years ago

can someone please tell me what the combat is like.
is it turned based or more like star ocean
or is it like untold legends

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

It's an action RPG. I recommend you check youtube for some footage, particularly the boss fights or the trailer. The trailer itself got me geeked up for this game.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Sweet. Heard nothing but good things about this one.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

A question, peeps. Is this game similar to Oblivion?

Turbey
Turbey
11 years ago

Again! What about Europe?:(

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Fantastic news.

Now who's gonna publish it in Europe…?

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

OK, so I've known about this game for a while, and the release is great news but… I'm still hesitant about the difficulty level. Is it really THAT hard? There's a thin line between challenging and frustratingly tedious.

I beat Ninja Gaiden… on Ninja Dog. I beat DMC 3 with the aid of GameShark… so I really wonder, is this game for me?

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

It is pretty difficult and can be a little annoying when you lose a good number of souls but thats the point of the game, like serich said, it's about learning your enemies and their weaknesses and then using them to your advantage. It gets tough in places but for me this game is as good as if not better than oblivion for that reason.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I have read about the fact that Souls =exp, and if you die you get 1 chance to go back and collect them. I really like everything I'm hearing about it though. I'm probably going to take the plunge and pick it up. I just pray for my controller.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Aaah… so THAT's how to beat DMC3.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

RAWR!!!!!!!! This news happened to break 3 days after I caved in and bought this from Hong Kong. Now it is coming here. I am so irritated.

Byakko2009
Byakko2009
11 years ago

Hmm, sounds like the game is going to need adjustable difficulty. Personally, I love a good challenge and will love the crap outta this game based on that. I have a question though. What needs to be done as far as translation goes, if the HK version has everything translated? Maybe this shows the good relationship between Atlus and SCEA? Not saying this game will be a smash hit but it seems generous to let Atlus publish this game. That's just me assuming the localization process will be an easy one though. In any case, more RPGs= happy PS3 owners. 🙂

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

I think the difficulty really isn't the problem I think its more the learning curve because they don't really ease you into it. People are expecting something more like oblivion and I think that they might be a little surprised that there is more strategy as far as combat goes.

Totalz
Totalz
11 years ago

Will it be coming to Europe?

We always seem to draw the short straw in terms of game releases…

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Can't that publisher 505 games or something publish it europe (UK?)

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

I'll be buying it again to show support

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I'm not into RPG's, but damn, after watching some vids on it…..
looks like even I'll be getting this one.

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

WOOOOOOO HHHOOOOOO!!!!! Been waiting on this announcement for awhile now, and WTH SCEA??? But like many have said it is ok, Atlus usually does a DAMN good job, but you better get em while ya can. Demon's Soul + WKC = a happy me 🙂

opsdaddy
opsdaddy
11 years ago

Ben, you brought this game to my attention months ago, and I've been truly excited about it ever since.

This is great news… great friggin' news! I'm definitely gonna pre-order though, as I believe The Pill is right in thinking this may be a rather limited release. Anyhow, this news made my day!