Atlus To Publish Demon's Souls In US
Hey RPG fans: we're gonna make your week.
Atlus has announced that they have "secured the North American publishing rights for Demon's Souls," which was extraordinarily well received in Japan and some role-playing aficionados in this region were considering an import. But you needn't worry, anymore. This is guaranteed to be one of the most promising PlayStation 3 exclusives on the upcoming lists, and if you're not familiar, this game is an ambitious and open-ended action/RPG. The press release describes it as "freeform and flexible," and says players will have a "wealth of options." In other words, you can build the very character you've always wanted to build; you won't be faced with much of anything in the way of restrictions and limitations. We also love the idea of the "World Tendency System," which "changes the aggressiveness of monsters and the rewards for killing them based on players' actions." Oh, and as for multiplayer, check this out:
"Revolutionary online features support your adventure like never before, presenting seamless interconnectivity that serves in every instance to enhance the single-player game. Team up with two other players in simultaneous cooperative play, working together to topple some of the game's colossal bosses, or force your way into the games of skilled players and challenge them to PvP battle. Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps; either intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, your bloodstains will allow your successors to view a replay of your death, hinting at how to avoid your gruesome fate. Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, Demon's Souls is the ultimate action RPG."
Okay, now...who isn't excited? Well, we suppose if you're not an RPG fan, this won't interest you but even so... We've been following Demon's Souls on and off and we're quite satisfied that it will eventually make its way to North America. It'll be here some time this fall, so you won't have too long to wait...
5/20/2009 Ben Dutka