Demon's Souls 2 Isn't Happening
We know Demon's Souls garnered a ton of fans last year and it now has a die-hard following. However, as much as those fans may want a sequel, From Software says they shouldn't hold their collective breaths.
Although we've all been assuming a sequel would probably be in the works, especially after the better-than-expected sales performance of the original IP, the developers appear to have no interest in pursuing such a project at this point in time. According to Examiner.com citing a podcast on Biglobe, From Software Producer Kajii and director Miyazaki have made it abundantly clear that there is no Demon's Souls 2. They also say they don't plan to do one, which definitely comes as a disappointment to those who have spent many an enjoyable hour indulging in one of the best RPGs of the generation. Of course, there was an undercurrent of very vocal complaints, all centered on the high level of difficulty. We thought it sort of affected the game's inherent accessibility but then again, given the targeted demographic, it probably didn't tick off the hardcore role-playing buffs.
It's just too bad that From Software apparently has no desire to issue a follow-up title. Granted, the original can be played for a loooong time but hey, those aforementioned avid fans have likely had their fill already...right?
5/25/2010 9:04:44 PM John Shepard