What an enhancement
As is customary now with Demon's Souls on PlayStation 5, today's gameplay trailer has been compared with the same section from the original game. YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits is once again the source of this impressive comparison, which makes sure to point out some of the smaller details you might not notice alongside the bigger...
For those who prefer starkness and despair
Demon’s Souls will largely play identically to its PlayStation 3 predecessor on the PlayStation 5, but Bluepoint Games is making some subtle changes to improve the experience on Sony’s next-gen console. One addition is the now-obligatory Photo Mode, which creative director Gavin Moore told Polygon is...
Flips the entire game around
Demon's Souls on PlayStation 5 is sounding like an incredible launch title. Not only does it make a classic game more accessible to a brand new audience, it's bringing new content to ensure fans of the PS3 original have something to explore as well. Chief among this new content is Fractured World, a game mode that allows...
Bluepoint teases new stuff
The Demon's Souls remake on PS5 may not have the long rumoured sixth Archstone, but according to developer Bluepoint Games, it'll still feature new bits and pieces. Speaking to Polygon, creative director Gavin Moore says: "There’s a lot of new content that we’ve added to the game and for fans t
True to the original
In the original Demon's Souls game, the Nexus featured a broken sixth Archstone that hardcore fans believe contained a new world cut from the original PlayStation 3 release. Lore and speculation grew around it, and with the PlayStation 5 remake, many hoped the area would be restored on the next generation. However, that won't be...
Now we're talking
Update: Well, the rumour proved to be true. Sony has just published a brand new gameplay trailer for Demon's Souls, giving us about six minutes of footage to gawp at. As expected, it looks absolutely gorgeous. The trailer shows us the location Stonefang, and gives us a good look at one of the updated bosses. Original Story: We've...
Anticipated remake on track
If you’ve been waiting for confirmation of the completion of Demon’s Souls’ development, then… Well, there’s no need to worry, because according to Souls specialist Lance McDonald, the title went gold all the way back on 24th September. That was a little over a month ago, but it seems reasonable, considering...
Crikey, heck – Demon’s Souls sure is a looker on the PlayStation 5, isn’t it? Alongside confirmation of some Digital Deluxe bonuses, Sony has showcased four new screenshots from Bluepoint’s upcoming remake – and it looks obscenely beautiful. We’re not going to do justice to these with words, so we’ll just embed the images for...
Includes items, soundtrack
The Demon's Souls remake on PS5 is getting a Digital Deluxe Edition, an update on the PlayStation Blog confirms. As the name suggests, it'll be exclusive to the PlayStation Store, priced at $89.99 / €99.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with a bunch of in-game stuff, including armour sets, a weapon, a shield, and a...
Performance mode lookin' crisp
Demon’s Souls is a true next-gen showcase for the PlayStation 5, and its recent demo is running at 60 frames-per-second on Sony’s new hardware. A Digital Foundry analysis concludes that the title, presumably utilising some kind of performance mode, is leveraging 1440p resolution – although it stresses that due to...
But there are improvements compared to PS4
There was hope that the efficiency of the PlayStation 5’s super-fast SSD hard drive would reduce game file sizes, as titles wouldn’t need to duplicate data to ease read speeds. That, apparently, is not quite the case, as the minimum install requirements for a couple of PS5 launch games have been...
Cult classic gets insane upgrade
Demon’s Souls, arguably the flagship PlayStation 5 launch game, looks extraordinary running on Sony’s next-gen system – but how does it compare to the original PlayStation 3 game? Well, as you probably may imagine, the delta between the two versions is extraordinary, with Bluepoint’s remake bursting with...
Time to die
Demon's Souls has been confirmed as a PS5 launch game. There was a bit of uncertainty over whether it would end up being released a little later, but nope, you'll be able to test your mettle on Sony's next-gen console the day it hits store shelves. In case you missed it, the PS5 launches in the US on the 12th November. However, Europe...
We all wanted to see it, and here it is. The Demon's Souls PS5 remake has its very first gameplay trailer, and it's looking extremely impressive so far. We wouldn't expect anything less from Bluepoint Games, one of the best in the biz when it comes to remakes. Take a look at the gameplay video above if you missed it. The game that spawned...
Soul of the mind
We're all dying to see Demon's Souls in action on PS5, but until that inevitable gameplay trailer arrives, we're going to have to make do with screenshots. Two new pictures have turned up on Amazon Australia, as reported on ResetEra. The screens are accompan
Demon’s Souls was recently rated for release on the PlayStation 5 in Japan and Korea, suggesting that it may make the next-gen console’s launch lineup. Since the system’s reveal event earlier in the year, the platform holder has been particularly secretive, only really elaborating upon Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. However,...
No time to dwell on your mistakes
No real surprise here, but you’ll be back into the action quicker than you can draw your sword in Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation 5, as Japan Studio and Bluepoint Games will be leveraging the next-gen console’s SSD to load data at “blistering” speeds. “As developers [of Demon’s Souls], we are already...
Is it a launch title?
It's no longer just Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales that can boast of a Korean rating as far as upcoming PlayStation 5 games go. The Demon's Souls remake joins the club, as spotted by Gematsu, and what's more, it has also been rated for release in Japan. Of course, these games were always going to launch in those territories...
Big boy's back
PlayStation has added a new Demon's Souls screenshot to its official PS5 games page. How exciting! The fresh image shows the player going up against the Tower Knight, one of the title's most iconic bosses, and a feature of the game's announcement trailer. Needless to say, the remake still looks fantastic, and some fans will no doubt...
The soul still burns
Marketing maestro Eric Lempel believes Sony introduced the “biggest first-party lineup in PlayStation history” during last night’s PlayStation 5 showcase, and one title he’s particularly looking forward to people getting their hands on is the oft-rumoured Demon’s Souls. “I’ve been fortunate enough to see it, and...
Demon’s Souls is one of the most beloved PlayStation 3 games, and it’s getting a new lease of life on the PlayStation 5 courtesy of a Bluepoint remake. The initial trailer revealed an enormous upgrade, but seeing some side-by-side comparisons with the original demonstrates just how far we’ve come. Full credit must go to Dark...
Two different modes
It feels so good to finally say that the Demon's Souls PlayStation 5 remake is officially a thing. Announced during Sony's PS5 games reveal event last night, it blew our socks off with an announcement trailer for the ages. We don't know when we'll get our hands on it just yet, but Bluepoint Games' latest project will give us the...
Better than you remember
Good lord, and we thought Shadow of the Colossus looked amazing. The remake masters over at Bluepoint Games have outdone themselves this time, rebuilding legendary From Software action RPG Demon's Souls from the ground up on PlayStation 5. The in-game screenshots below are quite frankly stunning, and it's pretty amazing to...
Brave soul, who fears not death
Yep, it's happening. They're remaking Demon's Souls. It's a PlayStation 5 exclusive developed by Bluepoint Games in partnership with Japan Studio, just as the rumours have been saying for months now. The game got an announcement trailer during Sony's PS5 reveal showcase, in which the title's opening is remade...
Sony event closer
Earlier today, rumours began to emerge that Bloodborne would be getting a PlayStation 5 remaster along with a PC version to boot. The speculation came from some pretty reliable sources, and in doing so, it appears to have given other outlets the confidence to speak out about what they know. Youtuber PC Gaming Inquisition is just o
Website refresh reveals
Remake masters Bluepoint Games is talking a very, very big game when it comes to its mysterious PlayStation 5 title. Through various comedic Twitter teases and comments published alongside fresh next-gen details in Wired articles, the Austin-based studio suggests that it is cooking up something hot. It's probably Demon's...
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..