[Updated] Demon's Souls Will Be A PlayStation 5 Exclusive After All

Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 16:51 | By: Brian Renadette
Coming at Launch to PlayStation 5

Update: Sony has told Kotaku that Demon's Souls would not be coming to PC and other consoles. The inclusion of the reference to this in the trailer shown was a "mistake" and attributed to "human error". The original trailer has since been taken down and replaced. You can see the original closing slide here:

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The original closing slide

The original story, without the trailer is below.

 
 

At today's PlayStation 5 Showcase, it was announced that Demon's Souls, the PlayStation 3 action-rpg and prequel to the Dark Souls games, is getting a remake. This version of the game, being remastered by Bluepoint Games, will boast brand new graphics and be released as soon as the PlayStation 5 is out.

Originally releasing in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, Demon's Souls has players take on the role of a hero brought back to life in order to kill a fallen king and the Old One, which has brought darkness to the kingdom of Boletaria. Many people remember the game for being hard as nails, and that high difficulty has transitioned over to the Dark Souls franchise. The gameplay trailer gives viewers the chance to see how the game runs without a UI covering up the updated graphics. We get to see the player character expertly fight their way through undead, humans, and other enemies until they die against the grotesque Vanguard and the classic "You Died" message pops up.

Gavin Moore, the Creative Director at SIE Worldwide Studios External Development, spoke about the team's main goal being to remain true to the vision of the original game:

It was essential to us that we recreated Demon’s Souls in such a way that longtime fans are transported back to the Boletaria they love. It’s the Boletaria that has been growing and maturing in their imaginations for over a decade. A place where every room, corner, and corridor has a story to tell. Here, the original characters, encounters and battles are brought to life in greater fidelity, making the story even richer and darker. 

The Demon's Souls remake will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5. It'll also be available for the PC, and will releast at some point in the future on additional consoles.


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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.