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Demon's Souls Update: NA Servers Go Live On October 6

Atlus has kept us up-to-date concerning Demon's Souls, one of the PS3's best exclusive titles of the generation. And they have asked that we apprise you of a technical fact you may not be aware of:

When we were sent the trade demo for review, we were reminded that the servers we used would only be available for this testing/review phase; when the end of September rolled around, those servers would go bye-bye. Now, the North American online servers for the regular retail release of the game become active on the day of the game's release, which is October 6. Hence, if you somehow manage to snag yourself a copy before the street date, don't be surprised to see an error message when you try to log into the servers on the PSN. As Atlus was good enough to give us that trade demo - and it seems we're getting the Collectors Edition, too; wooo! - we figured we'd help 'em out and fill you in. Bear in mind that you don't necessarily need the online aspect to play Demon's Souls, but it can certainly help. Read our review for more information, but basically, when online, you can see the bloodstains of other players, catch the ghostly outlines of those players from time to time, read helpful messages scrawled on the ground by other players, and of course, team up and tackle some of the game's bigger challenges. Therefore, you'll certainly want to test out the multiplayer, but we just wanted to make it clear that it isn't necessary to complete your quest. ...it would certainly alleviate some of that substantial pressure, though.

As the review also states, this is the RPG hardcore fans have been waiting for, so if you've got the guts to take on a truly challenging (yet highly rewarding) role-playing adventure, there's no better option than Demon's Souls.

10/2/2009 9:51:17 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:31:00 PM
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Can't wait, got my Collectors Edition preordered and first thing I'm doing tuesday is gonna rush to my GS and buy it.

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archs13
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 11:26:39 PM

NUTS! i got class up until 330pm.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 12:52:51 AM

Lol, hope I don't have to go to work in the morning that day, I'd be mad as heck, haha. I'll probably skip work xD nah, but my break will be spent going to get it.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:43:16 PM
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Best game i've played since MGS4 as i've previously stated.

A brand new RPG experience. So unique and innovative that it is easily my game of the year.

The atmosphere is outstanding. Its one of those powerful atmospheres like that of Shadow of the colossus.

Some of the best boss battles i've ever had too.

PvP is awesome (when a player jacks your game), i've lost twice out of about 20 battles and the rewards are great when winning!

71hrs play time, just began New Game+ and im at level 102.

Fairly hard but, when you find your correct strategy, things can become a breeze.

Best RPG this Gen by far. I wonder if WKC will be better? definitely not in terms of originality that's for sure.

If they announce a sequel, consider it my new most wanted, it's a classic new franchise and one of PS3's best games.

Truly the innovator of '09.

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:53:33 PM

same here, I wonder if WKC can be better than that; actually, the more I look at WKC, the more I feel Demon's Souls are the obvious winner of the two.

WKC is epic too, however, it is not unique, it is farily typical JRPG with the average looking characters, lack a bit details and coolness, altho it might be the No.2 JRPG for PS3 after Demon's Souls so far.

Next year is another story, there is FF13,FF14, and there is Resonance of Fate, and there is Nier and might be able to get FFv13 too. so excited about the fact that "true this gen" epic JRPGs are finally coming...

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:41:27 AM

I have a soft spot for Level 5 though. Dark Cloud 1 and 2, Dragon Quest 8, Rogue Galaxy, have all been some of my most memorable games ever.

The uplifting narrative, fantastic Uematsu style soundtracks and uplifting art direction gives me that great feeling. WKC looks set to follow that tradition.

That town building application looks outstanding!

Obviously, i will judge when i have finished it but, yeah, Demons Souls has it locked on innovation and originality.

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 10:47:21 PM
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i cant wait for this game, only 4 more days.

p.s. today I went to the EB to switch my LBP to the LBP game of the year edition, I asked the staff about the bonus artbook and music disc of the Demon's Souls Collector Edition cuz I already pre-ordered, they had it already and they gave to me, it was so cool; now I just need to go back and get the game on Oct 6, I am already reading the artbook and the disc, I am so excited. its an awesome game with awesome package.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:33:04 AM

Prepare to experience the ultimate new gen RPG. You will be majorly addicted, even when dying constantly, you will want to carry on and still enjoy it. Its never unfair.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, October 02, 2009 @ 11:23:12 PM
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Man! I wish I had money for this game, I really want an awesome RPG to play. The incredibly difficult game play has me hooked, and more of course.

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___________
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 2:54:32 AM
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ha deamon souls.
where the hell do they come up with these names.
best name ever, o besides.
holy invasion of privacy badman what did i do to deserve this.
now whoever thought of that one deserves a medal.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 4:21:32 AM
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Ma Ma Maaaaaa MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Corak
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 7:02:02 AM
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Was there ever ANY news on an european release?

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:37:25 AM

Unfortunately not.

Im in England and i just imported the Chinese version which is entirely in english (voice overs and menus etc).

Now, you could just import it from America so that you play on the American servers. Might be a good idea as i have had a lot of people add me to PSN after a great team fight or PvP only to discover we can't communicate.

Ebay has some good deals.

Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 10/3/2009 8:42:16 AM

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Robochic
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 8:56:30 AM
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WooHoo Can't wait for this game sucks that I'm going to have to wrap it up and wait till the 18th to try it due to this is my hubbys birthday gift. Got him the collectors edition :)

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sha4dowknight05
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 2:30:49 PM
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Wow this game looks amazing the collector's edition is amazing I can't wait till i get my copy. xbox 360 rpg= fable 2 ps3= demon's soul

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JofaMang
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 4:13:56 PM

It is no comparison.

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, October 03, 2009 @ 11:32:11 PM

agree with JofaMang, Fable, Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic etc, while they are great, it can not compare to the typical classic JRPGs on PS3 or on PS. thats two different level, Xbox RPGs will never catch up PS's, nowhere even close.

P.S. Lost Odyssey, IU, Last Remnant, Star Ocean 4, Magna Carta II are just the extenion of the PS system, they do not belong to microsoft, but were just unfortunately released on that system.

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 10/3/2009 11:34:09 PM

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sha4dowknight05
Sunday, October 04, 2009 @ 2:25:11 PM
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i guess the ps2 exclusives like raiden and star ocean are being released on the 360 because it so close to the ps2 more than the ps3

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