TGS 2010: Demon's Souls Developer Unveils Project Dark
Two pieces of Namco Bandai-related news here but one clearly takes the headline.
First up is Namco's announcement of a new project from Demon's Souls developer, From Software. Although fans of last year's stellar RPG were hoping for a sequel, the designer's latest is a new IP entitled Project Dark, and this one is scheduled for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It'll release some time next year and hopefully, more details will be revealed soon. Although From Software is best known for their mech action franchise, Armored Core, it was Demon's Souls that placed the developer in the upper echelon of game makers, according to many.
Project Dark is an action/RPG; a dungeon-crawler of sorts that will boast a few new networking features, which probably won't come as any big surprise. Demon's Souls presented us with a unique quasi-multiplayer approach, in that players could help one another while the adventure still felt single-player in nature (or they could team up, too). By the way, although it's set to be a multiplatform title for North America, the game's official site says it'll only be available for the PS3 in Japan.
Next up, a Namco press release that says a playable demo for Enslaved: Odyssey to the West will be available exclusively on the PlayStation Network in North America on September 21 (it'll come to the Xbox Live Marketplace "soon" after). Samplers can play through the opening chapter to get an idea of what to expect from the highly anticipated action/adventure title, set to release on October 5. Don't forget about the pre-order incentives and the Dream Sweepstakes; time is closing fast on the latter.
Related Game(s): Project Dark
9/16/2010 2:43:39 PM Ben Dutka