New evidence has arisen that indicates the newly leaked FROM game Project Beast – probably headed by ‘Souls’ mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki – is likely a new entry in the Shadow Tower series.
I sure hope it's not a fps
It's doubtful that it will be, especially considering the screenshots and the high regard people have for Souls combat. I think, personally, that it's a smart move by FROM. It will likely be similar enough to Dark/Demon's Souls to feel familiar, but will differentiate itself enough to be a unique experience, as opposed to a carbon-copy of DkS.
Definitely agree that a sense of familiarity with the souls series is a very good thing.
One of the main reasons I am looking forward to Lords of the Fallen. I do not see anything wrong with more games being inspired by the souls series.
My greatest fear was that Hidetaka Miyazaki's other title was an Armored Core. Well, it seems to be an action RPG, so I'm all into it. Hidetaka + From + Action RPG = http://ecx.images-amazon.co...
Whats wrong with AC?
Nothing for those who love it. I'm just not one of these.
Inpossible since we already have seen the perspective.
All the screenshots are 3rd person so...
Whatever this game turns out to be let's hope it gets localized.
of course it will be localized ps4 sales in japan are not good like past years. They surely want a big chunk of sales from NA and EU
I think it;s either Demon's souls 2 which as he already said has quite alot of similarities to Shadow Tower or it's a new IP which is like a spiritual successor to Shadow Tower.
It will be Beast Souls
Cat soul :>
If it's not Demon's Souls 2 (I still think it is) then as long as the gameplay is the same as Demon's Souls then am sold.
The fog door is very Souls like.
Project Dark became Dark Souls. Project Beast will be Beast Souls
I sincerely hope not. It's an awful, awful name.
Demon's Souls is not exactly a great name too, tbh... "Souls of the demon"... (still my favorite all-time, though)
The fact that there is a fog gate in one of the screenshots all point towards another entry in the souls franchise.
What is Shadow Tower?
Shadow tower was a ps2 exclusive game released in only japan. it was fps game similar or in the vein of kings field. another game developed by from software and the progenitor for the souls franchise. edit: yeah forgot about that lionalliance.
There was a ps1 Shadow Tower game as well.
PS1 games. Shadow Tower Abyss was a PS2 game and is the best in its genre even today.
Google it, but it's an old ps1 dark fantasy first person rpg game.
Basically the Demons Souls of the PS1/PS2 era.
I never played Shadow Tower but a first person Demon Souls type of game sound interesting. But I really hope it's third person and more like Demon's Soul than anything. Still looking forward to this game.
"likely" based off a gun and some font... k.
And all the similarities between Shadow Tower and the Souls series. And the fact that Shadow Tower and King's Field were the primary two influences for Demon's Souls. And the fact that FROM probably wants to release an IP that differentiates itself from the Souls series more than DeS2 would.
Ok... 1) Make a "spiritual successor" to two franchises few people know about and even fewer bought. Or, 2) Make a sequel to the game that became a massive hit and garnered a huge cult following. Makes perfect sense!!!
"FROM probably wants to release an IP that differentiates itself from the Souls series more than DeS2 would." Not sure how you arrive at the conclusion that a guess pulled from thin air, is somehow to be taken as a "fact".
The "Souls" series has become pretty well known and valuable in its own right. Based on name recognition alone, it would be weird for them to not call this game Demon's Souls 2, or some other variation of Souls (hopefully not Beast Souls, which sounds awful), as it would instantly appeal to a large fan base. That said, I also like the idea of new game that branches off a bit from the Souls formula. Either way, the game will almost certainly be awesome with Miyazaki at the helm.
Checking out Shadow Tower I would hazard a guess that Project Beast is a spiritual successor to it, like how Demon's Souls was one to King's Field, rather than a direct sequel.
I think that's a fair assertion. It could be.
Ahh, I came to the same conclusion when I saw the screenshots and fonts as well a day or two back. Its good to finding more evidence is pointing in the same direction.....
Man, I do wish there is a new King's Field game in development as it is one of my personal favorite PS2 game. Judging from the pics, it does have a King's Field look to it.
If it really is exclusive then it will be Demon's Souls otherwise you can expect to see it on other platforms soon after release.
Im sure sony will want this game to sell more than what demons souls did so people expecting a souls clone with overpowered enemies will most likely be disappointed.
I really hope we get more info soon.
This author is clueless. Shadow Tower was certainly released to Western audiences (my entire family played that game). The sequel however, did not reach western shores. Also, the original Shadow Tower didn't have any guns, and was very similar to King's Field games of the time. Shadow Tower was literally Demon's Spouls to Dark Souls, instead of having a sprawling, open world, players had to use the tower to get to different floors, which sort of served as as what the Nexus was in Demon's Souls.
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