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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

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Comments (28 posts)

stemon
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:12:48 AM
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damn special edition grrrr ..... got my GF to buy me it from USA for my bday on 30th april lol but still bout dam time epic game hope it sells well :)

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shaydey77
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:23:17 AM

Hey you birthday is also the day the GOW ultimate collection is out. :)

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shaydey77
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:17:33 AM
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So its only a SE?? getting mine soon hopefully. :)

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Mr Bitey
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:20:06 AM
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I'm glad to see that Demon's Souls is finally getting published in EU. It's a fantastic game and deserves all the love it can get.

I'm surprised that it took so long though. I would have thought that the Gothic/Medieval setting would be a good fit.

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eLLeJuss
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:25:30 AM
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MAn i keep getting like the white text! even though i keep scrolling up and down i still can't ready anything!!! whyyyyyh :( (not in all articles, i can scroll up and down and it'll appear

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shaydey77
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 2:55:16 PM

I have the same problem. I can read all the text but if i scroll down slightly, the whole thing disappears.

@Ben Do you know why this is happening? I thought it wasw just me but clearly it isnt.

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Deleted User
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 11:35:37 AM
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Quite a few Europeans have imported the game to play on their PS3 but they are still happy with the news.

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Scarecrow
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:18:43 PM
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Justice!
You all better get this the minute it comes out

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Kai200X
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:39:09 PM
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The Euro version look sweet. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on it.

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Oxvial
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:40:23 PM
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That edition looks beatiful!

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 12:51:15 PM
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This is the best RPG I have played in recent years, and best RPG this gen, period. FF13 comparing to it is just like a footnote to a giant. thats how good Demon's Souls is.

the special edition looks very interesting and I might order one just to collect.

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Scarecrow
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 1:04:56 PM
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That Limited Edition looks sick...

Wonder if this edition will encourage more Black Phantoming :O

Heh, can't wait to see

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 1:26:30 PM

yea, i tried to pre-order it on Amazon UK, and they did not ship to North America, damn. I probably have to find an alternative way to get it.

but the package looks incredible, new color of cover art, hardcover artbook, new hard cover guide with new cover art, and a nicer slip case!

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kraygen
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 1:08:15 PM
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I'm happy for the people in europe, sucks you had to wait so long, but if you didn't port it, it is definitely worth the wait.

I have over 120 hours into demon's souls and plan on putting in many more.

Great game

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 1:41:23 PM
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Haha, time for the Europeans to die ten thousand times and break things. Have fun kids.

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FullmetalX10
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 2:37:35 PM
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Damn it, why did it have to be a limited special edition -_-, they couldn't just release the regular edition on the side.

I must admit the special edition looks real awesome, fine, I might get it, MIGHT.

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shaydey77
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 7:21:24 PM

play.com have it listed as €51.99. not sure what currency you have but that includes free delivery to most of europe. :)

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FullmetalX10
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:46:36 AM

I could also get it at axelmusic for like 40 euros or sumthin. (euro is my currency, cuz I live in europe n whatnot)

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BeezleDrop
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 3:33:34 PM
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I would definitely get it if I hadn't bought it one day 1 of it being released State Side.

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Gordo
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 4:37:27 PM
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So that just leaves Australia missing out then?

Ah well... Suppose we don't count sitting at the bottom of the world.

Not sure if I could have tolerated the difficulty. I tend to play most games on easy nowadays.

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tlpn99
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 7:21:47 PM
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I like this we get it eventually maybe it will allow for some of the hardness to have worn off lol I doubt it though :)

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Snaaaake
Friday, April 16, 2010 @ 7:36:24 PM
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One question, from what I seen, is there gonna any or many NPC interaction in Demon's Souls?

Cause unlike Dragon Age, and like FFXIII, I don't see any "towns" or "NPC" from all the Demon's Souls footage I've watched all these time.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 12:05:07 AM

It's not a traditional jrpg
It's not a wrpg either

It's somewhere in between, but then again not really. It's so on its own though to really be put together with most rpgs out there. There's a story, but you have to discover it.

Yes there are NPCs. Not many, but the ones it has is more than enough to really tell/show an good story.

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___________
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 2:05:25 AM
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i know ive been gripping on about this since the start but seriously what is the point now?
over a year late, and at full price?
i dont think so!
not to mention there are so many good games due out roughly the same time, so its not like were strapped for time consumers!
nice try atlas, maybe this will teach you a lesson, hopefully next time you will release games worldwide not on yearly intervals.
i mean who do they think they are? sega?

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slimey
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 4:12:59 AM
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I'm very glad about this. Taking on Demon's as a medieval knight in a gothic fantasy setting is literally my life's ambition!

couple of things i'd like to know: are we getting dedicated european servers, or are we plugged into US servers? With a limited release, having our own servers might not be the best.
Also, is the strategy guide any good? I'm assuming it's the same one as came with the US special edition, so is it worth the premium. I could probably get an imported standard edition cheaper from ebay

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 7:25:41 PM

Not sure about the server, but I have a feeling it'll be region specific (based on the game version you buy)

If you buy the European version, you'll probably be logged into the European servers.

From what I remember those who bought the Asian version get to play with those form Asian regions.

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Aerifale
Saturday, April 17, 2010 @ 8:43:01 AM
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YEHHH!!! Finally :).....oh wait full price! Go shove it up ur hole Atlus i waitd a year and now you want me to raid my wallet?! I'll wait for demons souls 2 thank you very much. If it doesn't come to the UK well then you know what Atlus? WAT...EVRRRRRR :P

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Scarecrow
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 7:23:25 PM

ATLUS is not releasing this in Europe, it's Namco-Bandai

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