New Exclusive PS3 RPG Discovered
For some time now, RPG fans have been searching high and low for RPGs for their PlayStation 3. You've seen them; they wander about the game store, dazed and confused, staring idly at a shelf full of next-gen titles and frowning. They're all thinking, "are they ever going to make an RPG or do I just have to wait for Final Fantasy XIII?"
Well, we've got some good news for you. Eternal Sonata releases this month, White Knight Chronicles shouldn't be too far off (holds a December release date in Japan), and now, a brand new exclusive PS3 RPG has been discovered: according to European site PS3-Sense citing the latest edition of Famitsu, From Software and SCEE are preparing Demon's Souls, and if you like, you can check out the leaked magazine scans for the game. As you might expect, details are thin so far, but we do have a few interesting tidbits of information: you'll be able to create and customize your own hero, the enemies are gigantic in size and will be able to morph into different forms, the player will have lots of freedom throughout the adventure, and perhaps best of all, it'll be playable at the Tokyo Game Show in a few weeks. None of this makes Demon's Souls sound like a traditional JRPG, but then again, we're pretty sure the "traditional" turn-based RPG is now completely dead. So it's not exactly surprising.
Oh, and if you're not familiar with From Software, they're responsible for the Armored Core and Tenchu series, Lost Kingdoms, and Otagi. No big RPGs on their list, but we're hoping they can provide us with an excellent role-playing experience. After all, this is a PS3 exclusive.
10/1/2008 Ben Dutka