The soul still burns
Ah, good ol’ Demon’s Souls, eh? Before the series became a colossal hit, Sony actually funded the cult From Software role-playing game – although it famously passed on publishing it outside of its native Japan. The title went on to become a classic, of course, and there’s been rumours for a while that the platform...
Does he really know something?
Kotaku's Jason Schreier is a respected member of games media, often breaking news on important issues facing the industry. He's held in high regard and is well connected, and will often comment on rumours he's heard through the grapevine. The popular gaming forum ResetEra recently opened a thread, wishfully hoping for...
But it'd have to be handled by another studio
There’s been strong speculation for some time that Sony is working on some kind of Demon’s Souls remake or remaster, although nothing’s ever been made official. That said, it sounds like original director and current FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki is not opposed to the idea – as long as...
The soul burns on
It’s been a while since we got word of anything from Bluepoint, hasn’t it? The Texas-based studio – behind this year’s brilliant Shadow of the Colossus remake – confirmed that it was working on another remake, which it said back in March was a “bit bigger” than its previous effort. There was a lot of speculation at...
The Old One
With a Dark Souls remaster due out later this year and Demon’s Souls’ servers about to be disabled, fans are getting together to demonstrate there’s demand for a remaster of the classic PlayStation 3 exclusive. We’ve seen similar campaigns for both
Going dark around the globe
Update: Both Bandai Namco and Atlus have now confirmed that Demon’s Souls’ servers will be switched off in Europe and North America respectively on 28th February, meaning that the game’s days are numbered after nine years of life. As previously reported, you will still be able to play offline, though key...
Sony would need to find a developer, though
While we'd assumed that the industry was collectively done with remasters, it seems that there's still plenty of pent-up demand for a re-release of Demon's Souls on the PlayStation 4. And it could still happen according to director Hidetaka Miyazaki – it's just unlikely that From Software will be at the...
The secret in the souls
Who would have guessed that FromSoftware would go on to make a dent on the global game development scene when it dropped Demon's Souls? A seemingly inconspicuous title upon release, it spawned a game formula that has evolved and enthralled more and more with its sophisticated sequels. The games test your resolve with a blend...
Revived for one last run?
It seems that the recent release of Bloodborne: The Old Hunters has had people guzzling down the good blood. A fairly innocent tweet on the abovementioned title's Twitter page has people in a frenzy over a potential Demon's Souls remaster for the PlayStation 4. The snap shows a stack of copies of From Software's latest, wit
Don't rule it out just yet, though
From Software’s cult action role-playing game Demon’s Souls followed a more arduous path onto the PlayStation 3 than the characters depicted in its maddeningly masochistic campaign. Published by Sony in Japan, the platform holder actually passed on a Western release – a mistake which Worldwide Studios...
Atlus originally only pledged a few months support for Demon's Souls' ambitious multiplayer component
Of course it wasn't counting on the title completely blowing up. And as a result it's announced that it's continuing support for the title into 2012. Good news for soul slayers!
There's a Demon's Souls 2 coming, except it's not called Demon's Souls 2
Project Dark was announced at the Tokyo Game Show by Demon's Souls developer From Software, but it's coming to the XBOX 360. Sony owns the Demon's Souls IP, so while Project Dark might be a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, it will never adorn the brand on the box. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's Takeshi Kajii has..
Demon's Souls is widely considered one of the hardest games ever made
Ever. This guy in Japan, "alternalw", finished the game in 54 minutes and 54 seconds. He's clearly mad, insane and a little bit genius. You can watch his entire playthrough on YouTube. Beware of spoilers. Beware of the insanity. We're going to have a lie down.
There's something weird about Project Dark, the next Demon's Souls-esque project coming out of From Software
Despite the game's exclusivity in Japan, it will be multiplatform in the West. As such, Sony will not be undertaking publishing duties worldwide (as it was assumed they might with Demon's Souls 2). Therefore, the game will not have the title "Demon's Souls" on it. Which is weird,..
What a success story Demon's Souls has become
The game was brought to the West by Atlus (and later Namco Bandai in Europe) when Sony passed up the publishing rights. It's now one of the biggest exclusive titles in the PlayStation 3's line-up. In fact, it's such a big deal that it's earned "Greatest Hits" status in the US and will be repackaged at a lowly $29.99. If you haven't checked it..
The Black Phantom Edition of Demon's Souls is practically sold out everywhere in the UK
That's according to publishers Namco Bandai Partners, who are only aware of a few "dribs and drabs". "I can't give you a number, but what I mean by an 'amazing success' is that all the stock we built of the Black Phantom Edition has sold out (apart from dribs and drabs)," Lee Kirton,..
When Demon's Souls launched, there were warnings scattered everywhere that Atlus could close the game's servers within six months of its release
The game's gone on to become a smash-hit worldwide, and so Atlus has decided to sponsor the servers for an extended period. They've announced that the online portion of the "hardest game ever" will remain online until "at least" March..
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is spending its second week top of the UK all-formats chart, keeping Westerner Red Dead Redemption just behind in second
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 managed to debut in fourth position, while the likes of Naughty Bear and Demon's Souls slipped after last week's performance. Get the full top-twenty after the jump. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4 RED DEAD REDEMPTION SUPER MARIO..
LEGO Harry Potter's stolen Red Dead Redemption's crown, and topped the UK sales charts this week
The plastic spell 'em up (which is getting rave reviews) managed to push everybody's favourite video game Western into second place after well over a month in the top spot. It was a pretty good week all round for new video game releases, with releases such as Naughty Bear and Transformers: War For..
Demon's Souls is finally coming to the UK
The innovative exclusive RPG has been privy to enormous viral exposure since it launched in the US - a refreshing nod that players do still care about experiences rather than marketing. And due to the splash the game has caused in the US, it's finally going to hit the UK next month. Check out the trailer for some footage and review anecdotes. We actually..
We told you last week that Demon's Souls was finally getting a Western release in part thanks to Namco Bandai who have taken on publishing responsibilities for the Playstation 3 exclusive
We also told you last week that the game comes with a much needed strategy guide. And in heart-warming news, it's just been announced that said strategy guide has been written by Demon's Souls fans. The guide's..
Namco Bandai has announced that they will be handling publishing duties of Demon's Souls in Europe, and that the game will hit on June 25th
The game will be released exclusively as a special pack called the "Black Phantom Edition", which includes a soundtrack, artbook and strategy guide. The latter being pretty necessary from what we've heard about Demon's Souls' difficulty. Were very..
Ok, you've got us
While From Software's incredible underground hit Demon's Souls was only available as an inport, we could fend off the background noises that told us to get a copy from overseas. But if the game's coming to Europe, we're going to have to play the unique RPG aren't we? Word of a long overdue European Demon's Soul release comes from a German classifications listing pulled up by..
Demon's Souls is a rare beast
The game, developed in conjunction between Sony and From Software, has gone on to become one of Playstation's system sellers in the US - all due to favourable word of mouth. The game's sold nearly over 250,000 copies. So why did Sony pass the publishing off to Atlus then?That was a mistake, said SCE localisation liaison Yeonkyung Kim. It should have come out as a..
Demon's Souls is officially the hardest game ever
Probably. And it looks like it's set to get a sequel in Japan this Fall, according to comments made by Dengeki magazine on their podcast. There's still no mention of a European release for the original Demon's Souls, which has gone on to become something of a sleeper hit in the US since Atlus ported it late last year. A Demon's Souls 2 would..
Good word spreads fast, and despite being completely niche to the point where this is one of the first pieces we've written on PushSquare about Atlus' Demon's Souls -- it's actually becoming one of the Playstation 3's most important exclusives of the year
Positive word of mouth has been the key to much of Demon's Souls success thus far — word of mouth that has caused the game to become almost..
Many believe Sony's Playstation 3 will temporarily overtake Nintendo Wii sales for at least a week in the coming month or so
With Street Fighter IV, Yakuza 3 and Resident Evil 5 all poised to release and White Knight Chronicles and Demon Souls already out it's certainly a strong Q1 lineup. So it's rewarding to see Sony dominate the Top 4 of the...