Demon's Souls To See A "Limited Launch" In Europe
It was one of last year's best and arguably the best RPG of the generation thus far. And now, European gamers know the date when they'll finally have a shot at it.
Although SCEE and Atlus had never before stated any intentions of releasing Demon's Souls in the European region, it's still gonna happen: Namco Bandai Partners has officially announced that the award-winning and ultra-challenging role-playing adventure will release for the PlayStation 3 on June 25. It will be launched exclusively as part of a special package known as the "Black Phantom Edition," which will include the soundtrack, art book and strategy guide. However, they want to remind you that this will be a "special limited launch" for Europe, which means that if you're intrigued, you had best pounce on it ASAP. Said Oliver Comte, vice president of marketing, sales and publishing at Namco Bandai Partners:
"We’re very pleased to be working with SCEI to bring the fantastic Demon’s Souls to gamers outside of Japan and North America. The game is exactly the kind of quality experience with which we are continuing to grow the NAMCO BANDAI Games portfolio of titles, and we will be working hard to ensure it’s at least as much of a success in our markets as it has already proven to be elsewhere."
From Software really did a bang-up job with this one; they gave us a truly unique RPG (which is tough to do), and they really made it shine. We still say it had a definite balance issue but many don't agree. And it's great that Euro gamers will, at long last, get a chance to play one of the best titles out there.
4/16/2010 10:54:57 AM Ben Dutka