Oh come on, we need something more accurate than "late 2011." That just isn't good enough for the hardcore Demon's Souls fans!

Atlus has attached that rather vague "late 2011" launch date to Dark Souls , the spiritual successor to one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusive titles. But as a reader pointed out to us, GameFly has given the game an exact release date: September 30, 2011. Maybe the service knows something retailers don't, as Amazon and GameStop still have the placeholder date of December 31, 2011. Obviously, GameFly's date isn't the be-all, end-all and it's hardly a confirmation, but it's still encouraging. September 30 might not be a bad date; it would be available just before the typical October/November crunch, and right in between great titles like Resistance 3 (September 6), Batman: Arkham City (October 18), and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (November 1).

At any rate, whenever it arrives, we're willing to bet that RPG fans everywhere will be paying attention.

Related Game(s): Dark Souls

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hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

Oh sh**!! That's the same month Disgaea 4 releases! Will be a very busy month with both being my "must buys" for this year, along with Catherine and Tales of Graces F (if it comes out this year).


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 4/19/2011 10:11:24 PM

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
9 years ago

Wow, that is great news! I wasn't expecting this until Holiday 2011. Resistance 3 and Rage also come out in September! Wow, my wife is going to kill me at some point this year! May, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Brink and LA Noire! Ahhhh……thud (fainted)

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I wonder if anybody will buy this for 360?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Of course not, they'll still be playing Gears of War 3.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Aren't the 360 crowd more a "twitch" crowd… would Dark Souls be classed as a "twitch game" or not?

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

We don't really have enough info to judge that yet, but Demon's Sous certainly wasn't. From Software have stated that they intend to make it more challenging, but haven't really specified how. From what I've seen though, the combat looks similar to the original title, and that alone makes me think that it'll turn a lot of people off.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I can't wait to get Dark Souls get my ass handed to me, and give them their asses back once i beat the crap out of them!

Ah.. refreshing can't wait, it's going to be super, i love a challenge.


Last edited by Clamedeus on 4/20/2011 8:50:42 AM

Rag
Rag
9 years ago

Atlus isn't publishing this game and has nothing to do with its creation, so I'm not sure I'd trust anything they have to say regarding a release date.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Damn… if this is right, then it's only going to be a few days before Twisted Metal. Well, we know that Namco seem to have a liking for releasing their games in a tight spot (Read: Enslaved/Knights Contract).

Maybe the word buzzing about Dark Souls being the successor to Demon's Souls will be enough to elevate the game beyond that and actually sell well. Or maybe it'll remain too niche and be a commercial average-seller. Though I like that From Software is self-publishing in Japan. I wonder why they chose to take that route, but go to Namco for the worldwide duties, particularly since the publisher is porting it to the 360… Actually, maybe that explains it.
Peace.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Wow that is a lot earlier than I would have guessed. I'm guessing it's wrong, but that would be awesome if it was right.

Only downside is that I'm not sure if I'll be ready to take a break from WKC2 yet.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

Funny, I know what you mean. It's going to be hard splitting time between WKC2 and DS. Two rpgs! Amazing how much we miss rpgs…or the 'rpg days.'

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Just about right!

C'mon Dark Souls….show me what a real game is!

___________
___________
9 years ago

sweet!
so far septs fairly quiet so a perfect month to release a game which will take a long, long, looooooooooong time to finish!

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
9 years ago

I hope it gets released on December. November is too crowded already with Uncharted 3, Skyrim and Battlefield 3!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

If this date is right it just means that a lot of other games will have to wait to get played. Dark Souls is THE game I'm going to be playing all the way to December and next year. Probably tied with WKC2.

Man, I hope it does well, Demon's Souls was an amazing game.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

Yes!!!

I just completed Demon's Souls and starting NG+. I have to say that from the trailer that the bosses are looking a lot cooler.