We get the sneaking suspicion that too many of you are discounting Demon's Souls , the PlayStation 3 exclusive RPG that snagged the hearts of most every critic and many gamers when it released in Japan. Our advice? Don't discount this potential gem.

Now, as reported by ABC's News10 , Atlus has announced that this innovative action/RPG is being admitted into their "Atlus Spoils fan appreciation program." Not only will North America receive Demon's Souls on October 6 of this year, but they will also be able to pick up a special deluxe edition. For only ten bucks more ($69.99), you will nab a unique 150+ page strategy guide, and bear in mind that it's not available for sale as a separate item. If you want it, you need to fork over the cash for the deluxe edition. Plus, if you wish to pre-order – retailers will start taking pre-orders on July 8 – you will also get a free bonus art book. Said Atlus Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tim Pivnicny:

"Atlus Spoils is all about giving back to our fans and thanking them for their support, and we're excited to be able to do something very special for Demon's Souls. On October 6th, PlayStation 3 system owners will be treated to the definitive release of what many consider to be the most innovative action RPG in recent memory. With both the standard and deluxe versions of the game accompanied by irresistible North American exclusives, like a special pre-order bonus art book, we hope this is an offer patient Demon's Souls fans will be hard-pressed to resist."

We know many of you RPG fans are eagerly anticipating the release of White Knight Chronicles , but that won't happen until next year, and we've been hearing some pretty amazing things about Demon's Souls . If it's not on your "most anticipated" list for 2009, you had best find it…or we will find you.  No, seriously.

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therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

I have been looking forward to this ever since it came into existence. I just can't shake the gameplay I keep thinking yeah if I got smacked by a giants shield I wouldn't be getting up either" lol its gonna be a day one pre-order for me (^-^)

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Atlus has always been 'bout the fans. I'll definitely check out this game.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

My first PS3 rpg, day one for me please and let's make it the SDE. I'm a sucker for SE and CE of great games.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Not on my most anticipated until I hear whether or not this game is Ninja Gaiden hard. Knowing Atlus and reading some news out of Japan I'm thinking this might be a real tough one.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Oh believe me this game is hard. Played through Gaiden completely and I don't remember it being this tough. I'm actually considering picking up the deluxe version if it also comes in really cool packaging I will definately get it again. This game is a lot of fun and I don't regret paying the extra money to import it. If you're worried about the difficulty at least rent it.


Last edited by phantomMenace on 7/5/2009 11:52:56 PM

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

i need to check with it before I have anything to say about this game.

Acehiroku
Acehiroku
11 years ago

I am so buying the deluxe edition. C'mon people ! Support PS3 RPGs !!

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

where did u get the game?

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

i envy you to have such a gaming market lol


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 7/10/2009 6:18:08 PM

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

From Software really made a good game in Demon's Souls. I have barely scratched the surface of the game myself and it's one of the best experience on PS3, and the best RPG on PS3 at the moment.

It may not be for everyone, but at least give it a try – this is a game one must experience to judge if it is "for me or not".

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Is this Atlus's first next-gen game to be released?

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

It's not really an Atlus game. Atlus is just porting it to the U.S. It's a FromSoftware game.

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

i've been wanting this game since before we knew the NA version would come out.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

This has been a day one for me for a while now. Everyone that has played it, raves about it. I might pre-order the limited edition now.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

I'm definitely buying this again, gotta let these guys know this game was awesome; well worth the import and stateside purchase . That Stop importing it edition is MINES I TELL YA…MINES


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 7/6/2009 8:51:35 AM

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

"we hope this is an offer patient Demon's Souls fans will be hard-pressed to resist."
Because there are fans of a game that they havn't played yet.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Day 1 purchase!

Been waiting for this for awhile, i need a tough challenging RPG, especially since im waiting for WKC.

Anything innovative, risky, away from the norm or challenging, is a definite purchase.

And that kinda thing is only on sony's console.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm gettin it, but I can already see what's gonna happen. I'll play it and play it and after I die a few hundred times I'll quit. Then a few weeks later I'll start from square 1 and make another push but fail. Wash, rinse, repeat until the end of time.

Here's hoping there's an Easy setting for elderly Americans.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I seen the vids, the reviews, and the sales figures, plus Night was playing this when Killzone 2 was fresh in everybodies' hands..I'm copping this! And I'm getting White Knight. I can't wait 4 the RPGs to roll out. I like shooters and I love Action/Adventures, but I need a change of pace.

@Nighthawk
Whats up on the co-op?


Last edited by King James on 7/6/2009 2:14:53 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

White knight just can't come soon enough for me, I wish it was this year.

King James
King James
11 years ago

agreed. but part of me isglad its coming up later.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Let's just hope it doesn't try to go head to head with FFXIII next spring.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Totally getting the deluxe edition, good to see i have 3 months to pay it off 🙂

Kr3sn1k
Kr3sn1k
11 years ago

Definatly day 1 purchase and deluxe editon!

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

ok,now after couple days of online research, I have decided to pre-order the collector's edition with the bonus art book. it feels very deep and melancholic, and epic. money down 😛