The spiritual successor to Demon's Souls is only a couple weeks away, but that doesn't mean Atlus is ready to abandon the online servers for the award-winning RPG.
The publisher has confirmed that the online functionality for Demon's Souls will roll on into 2012, which is good news for all the hardcore players.
If you never tried Demon's Souls , the online portion really was quite unique. Players can leave behind messages to assist other players, and they can also team up to take on particularly difficult foes. You can expect more of that in Dark Souls , which has gone gold and will launch on October 4. But if you're still going through one of 2009's best, or you want to try it before starting on the second game (not that this year's title is a direct sequel), Atlus will keep those servers running. So take advantage!