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Atlus Opts To Maintain Online Servers For Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls is one of those experiences that greatly benefits from online servers, simply because the game blends the single-player experience with the multiplayer.

And the good news is that despite being up for over a year, Atlus has no plans to take down the online servers for the game. According to their latest press release, the publisher has extended support for Demon's Souls and will continue to maintain the online servers through its second anniversary. Said Aram Jabbari, Atlus Manager of PR and Sales:

"We've said it before and we'll say it again. We will support the online servers for Demon's Souls as long as we possibly can, and we'll be as transparent about the entire process as possible, hence us constantly updating folks as to what to expect. That said, we're starting to think...the servers may have taken on a bit of a... life of their own. Have you played the game? It's not just one of the most brilliant roleplaying games ever made; it's darn challenging, too. It's starting to feel like even if we wanted to, we couldn't shut things down. Honestly, we're more worried the servers will shut us down than the other way around."

You just have to appreciate the sense of humor. So few press releases these days have fun with the content. Anyway, in addition to the extended server time, Atlus is planning a Pure White World Tendency event, which will begin on December 20 and run through the New Year. It will "allow newcomers their best chance to ease into the treacherous, brutally addicting world of Boletaria while also offering hardcore gamers access to the many secrets and otherwise inaccessible paths unlocked by the tendency shift."

Demon's Souls fans ought to be plenty satisfied.

Tags: demons souls, atlus, demon''''s souls servers

12/18/2010 10:36:35 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (34 posts)

BTNwarrior
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 11:06:56 AM
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good because this is what I got all my friends for christmas

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:38:04 PM

You get my full respect for that.

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swapnilgyani
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 1:52:03 PM

You're the man, YOU'RE THE MAN!

Can I be your friend?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 3:14:24 PM

BOTH of them?

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frostface
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 11:14:37 AM
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This is great news, I can never get enough of this game. Even when the servers do eventually go down at some time, it'll still be one of the best single-player titles around. Having the servers still running and allowing you to invade other worlds, thats just so much fun.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:39:02 PM

It's one hell of an experience, even when killed one can't help but appreciate the skill it takes survive in this world of Demon's Souls.

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Underdog15
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 8:18:02 PM

For sure! But the first time I got invaded, I had FINALLY got to the boss of a level I'd been racking my brain to get to, and the dude/dudette that came after me was WAY ahead of my current level.

But then there are other really cool times when people help you out! I remember 3 people entered my world to give me a hand, then I got invaded! hehe, poor sucker had no idea he'd have to fight 4 of us!

It's definitely a great (and super difficult) experience when fully utilized!

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cLoudou
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 11:41:15 AM
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I gotta jump back in. Haven't played ever since I got my ass handed to me by the Flamelurker?(giant flaming spider) on my 2nd playthrough. I really hate it when there are invaders Basically because they always kick my ass lol. I'm still mad I never got to kill the blue dragon because of invaders, I unfortunately finished the game before I got a chance to kill it.

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Teddie9
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 1:57:10 PM

not the flamelurker, he's right after the armoured spider (the only spider boss) in the mines, but I know what you're talking about. Arrows are always an easy way through that fight :p

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Shams
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 2:08:44 PM

Just play offline on sections where you don't want to deal with invaders.

The blue dragon was easy (providing you had an upgraded bow/white one with 600+ arrows and a few of the what's-it-called items that allow you to repair your weapon which i used after every 100 arrows or so) but not fun, nor rewarding.

So you didn't miss much.

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Shams
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 2:35:37 PM

By not rewarding, I was only talking about the blue dragon in particular. As a whole, Demon's Souls is one of the most rewarding games out there, and for 15 bucks on Amazon, as Alienange pointed out, there's no excuse for not having it one's library.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 4:15:37 PM

The blue dragon is rewarding. If you play the game offline (scared) then it's not rewarding, I agree.

Killing the blue dragon while being invaded and actually triumphing through that is extremely rewarding.

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Clamedeus
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 6:57:18 PM

Kill yourself inside the Nexus and go to any world you choose, and you won't have to worry about invaders.

The dragons are only good for a big increase in souls. If i remember correctly the Blue Dragon and the Red Dragon, have souls you get when you kill them (can't quite remember if you get one from the Blue one.), just use the souls and you got a good amount of souls. I don't think it's used for anything but gaining souls.



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frostface
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 11:32:51 AM

Lava Bow or Compound Bow+5...I recommend the lava bow because of the additional fire damage. Hard to believe that a flame breathing dragon is affected by fire damage but yet it's true. With either bow, find that sweet spot and keep lashing away at it and you'll get it in under 400 arrows. Bring more just incase though as there's nothing worse then nearly getting it but running out at the last minute.

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frostface
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 11:32:59 AM

Lava Bow or Compound Bow+5...I recommend the lava bow because of the additional fire damage. Hard to believe that a flame breathing dragon is affected by fire damage but yet it's true. With either bow, find that sweet spot and keep lashing away at it and you'll get it in under 400 arrows. Bring more just incase though as there's nothing worse then nearly getting it but running out at the last minute.

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Clamedeus
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 4:46:46 AM

The strongest bow is the Sticky Compound Long Bow fully upgraded. Better range and better damage, because when it's upgraded fully you get an S rank for Dex on it, which the other Bows don't get.

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RX78Zero
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 11:50:40 AM
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This is great, i was afriad that the severs were going down in few months. But they intend to keep it gonig as long as possible. In the game, i was really stocking up on colorless demon's souls with one of my characters too.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:44:21 PM
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What a beautiful game. From compelling castle grounds, to an empty ruins full of mystery, to a nasty, grimy, and incredibly ghastly village.

This is art, this game is art, no way around it.

Funny, after a 2 month break I went back to it this week and was thrilled again haha.
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Thank you ATLUS, this game has been the best new game this gen. It has really changed my mind as to what a game could be.

@Sony, come on, MAKE these guys make Demon's Souls 2. I know they're working on Project Dark which is a spiritual sequel to it, but it's multiplatform. So stop sitting on your ass and fund From Software, they would gladly make DS2 if you FUND the damn thing. SCEA you've got the power.

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frostface
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 1:07:16 PM

I like the way you talk dude!

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Clamedeus
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 7:34:46 AM

They could be making one as we speak.

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sirbob6
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:57:02 PM
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This is very good. I was going to pick up this baby for Christmas and now I can enjoy the multiplayer.

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swapnilgyani
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 1:56:27 PM
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Great news!

Love it when developers go all out to support their titles. Makes the gamer feel great about their purchase.

And its great to see someone using humor in their press releases. Something of a rare commodity these days, no?

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Alienange
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 2:08:38 PM
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To think Amazon is selling this game for the same price as Kung Fu Rider... is there an excuse to not have Demon's Souls?

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kraygen
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 2:16:23 AM

You're dead, but I can't think of another viable excuse.

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Gordo
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 3:18:52 PM
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Wonderful wonderful game. 40 hours into this and only half way through my first playthrough.

The flamelurker for me was a total nightmare. Must have taken 40 attempts to kill the critter...

You spend hours upon hours getting to a boss, take a deep breath, walk through the fog... See this massive thing walk towards you, freeze and wham! You're dead!!!

Have taken a break from this one as to make any real progress takes dedication. You can't do much in 30 minutes (apart from die!).

The Black Phantom Edition is staring at me now! Taunting me... Come and get me if you think you are hard enough!

Majestic game and recommended to everyone.

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RebelJD
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 3:33:00 PM
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Sounds awesome. It's in my library of awesome games I own yet haven't gotten a chance to play it. Rock on.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 5:38:00 PM
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Great news to hear from Atlus, as I'm planning to pick up DS myself within the next few weeks

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Highlander
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 5:53:38 PM
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Has anyone else noticed how much Atlus and NIS are doing to pick up the slack given by others?

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 9:38:13 PM

Yeah Highlander,
It seems that almost every 3 weeks or so, Atlus sends me info on new RPG's they're making(at least a ton for the PSP)

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gangan19
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 7:19:30 PM
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thank you

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 10:20:09 PM
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whenever there is a mention of this game, i cannot help but to say this is the best and most addictive JRPG of this entire generation, period.

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YashaZz
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 12:20:03 AM
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By the look of your comments, the game seems HELL interesting! You guys got me intrigued!

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bloody_rootz
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 4:36:11 AM
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likewise

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___________
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 12:38:03 AM
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so they shouldent its only been out for a year!
game servers should be up much longer than 1 year after release.

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