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Atlus spoils "Demon's Souls", announces NA release date

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has revealed that Demon's Souls, a groundbreaking action RPG experience for PlayStation 3, is to become the newest entry in the Atlus Spoils fan appreciation program. In addition to the standard version of the game, which now features new North-American exclusive box art, there will also be a deluxe edition. For less than it costs to import the game, fans will receive a 150+ page strategy guide (only available as part of this deluxe version, not for sale anywhere else) and a collectible outer slipcase, in addition to the game itself.

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MGOelite2550d ago

how about a EU release date???. im gonna be very pissy if this never comes to the EU cos i hate importing games

Christopher2550d ago

Not sure if it's going to EU. Don't see why it wouldn't go to UK at least, though. I hope you guys get it.

MGOelite2550d ago

dont give 2 dams about the rest of the eu. i just want uk to get it lol

MiloGarret2550d ago

No, Sweden, screw uk...

(j/k)

sparced2550d ago

I'm in UK and choose to import it a few days ago. I'd rather have it now than have to wait till October when my plate will be full with other superb games coming out.

£40 free delivery off a reputable Hong Kong eBay seller.

Immortal Kaim2550d ago

Just checked out some actual gameplay videos, looks kind of bland...

INehalemEXI2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

strategy guide is for pansy. lol @ LO fanboy.

joemayo762550d ago

after all its Atlus we're talkin about.

They keep finding ways to get me to give them money, the bigger studios could learn a thing or two from these guys
Def preording the LE

JL2550d ago

First off, here's to hoping you guys in EU get some love and get a release for this game. I know I'm definitely going to be getting it come October. This is one of the ones definitely on my list for the rest of this year (quite possibly top 5). The game looks cool. And on top of that, I'm really liking all the talk I hear about this game being like INSANELY difficult. I like the idea of that kind of challenge. Quite honestly, games of that kind of difficulty are few and far between these days.

As for the deluxe edition: I'll pass. I'm not much into the collectible stuff, and I can do without the game guide. Even if I do get so utterly frustrated that I decide to resort to a guide (which apparently is almost an inevitability with this game rather than a question of "if?"), but we just know the contents of that guide (or some walkthrough/guide) is going to be up on the internet in no time.

lol Is it f*cked up that I'm getting "giddy" at the idea of having a game being so fun and difficult that I'm angrily slamming the controller and loudly cussing the tv? Wanting it to be so hard that, in fits of rage, I consider calling/emailing Atlus just to cuss them out lol

Immortal Kaim2550d ago

Oops, forgot I couldn't criticise any exclusives on either platform without coping the wrath of the fanboys. :)

SevWolf2550d ago

first of all you didnt criticize, you bashed, criticizing is like telling a singer "oh that was a really high note that didnt work, next time try for a lower one", bashing is "oh I just heard you sing the song, it sounded pretty bad, the notes were all over the place", and this is something everybody on this site should know about, when somebody presses the disagree button it means he disagrees with you, its not necessarily the "fanboy's wrath", I mean I disagree with you, the game doesn't look bland IN MY OPINION, so I pressed the disagree button, and Im not a fanboy, but this also doesnt mean that I hate you, so kindly understand what you're writing before bashing :)

Immortal Kaim2550d ago

LOL I didn't 'bash' it, I said it looks kind of bland, which after checking out some videos I had to say. You and I both know the majority of people who disagreed with me aren't the ones with a differing, intelligent opinion, they are the ones who disagree with anything that they presume is 'against' their system of choice.

I was hoping that someone would actually present some interesting videos, or offer up some evidence that the game is more compelling than what I have seen so far...Instead I get 18 disgrees with only 1 intelligent, different point of view (yourself).

I love my PS3 (from what I have played so far), but it doesn't mean I have to act like every exclusive is the second coming of Christ. :)

poeo2550d ago

i thought it looked bland too at first, like any boring fantasy hack 'n slash...

but now after playing it myself for 40 hours or so, it's one of the best games this gen. you really just have to play it yourself. the graphics look better than what the videos suggest too, many little details like self-shadowing are excellently done. and the monster designs and animations are great. some of the environments too are quite impressive.

Swiftfox2550d ago

Yes, it does lack the flash of God of War, or the charm of a Final Fantasy, but that's part of its allure.

It's not a game that is meant to visually impress or make the player feel empowered. You play an ordinary man doing extraordinary feats.

It's a pure test of personal fortitude, patience and skill that in the end leaves you with a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Kratos brings down a cyclopes. Child's play. A normal man brings down a cyclops. Now THAT is an adventure.

callahan092549d ago

@ Immortal Kaim:

Don't judge a book by its cover. You shouldn't watch videos of a game and come to hasty conclusions from that. OK, maybe for some games you can really tell if it's your kind of game just from watching videos, but when it comes to a deep action-RPG like Demon's Souls, a game that is quite unique in comparison to all other action games and RPG's that have come out in the past 2 generations of gaming, you can't jump to conclusions about it until you experience it for yourself. If you think you understand it just from watching a couple of videos, I can assure you that you do not. You will play this game and realize that it is so much more than you expected.

The game oozes atmosphere. It exudes depth and gets under your skin. You soon won't be able to think about anything else once you start playing it. It's not your typical action game, it's not your standard RPG, it's something new - but also, something old. It goes back to an earlier time in gaming and takes the kind of design that would have been familiar 20 years ago and recreates that with the technology of today (better graphics and sound, online functionality, more complexity in control). I bought the Asia version of Demon's Souls and put in 113 hours, earning the platinum trophy. I can assure you, this game is not "bland."

nothere4132549d ago

I want this. I want it bad...

INehalemEXI2549d ago

I disagree cause I play it and its far from bland IMO. The art style is dreary though like Kingsfield series. Just cause its not a vibrant cheery RPG I would not call it bland ...its just awesome.

zoneofenders2549d ago

well this is my GOTA so far. it beats KZ2 and infamous.
i wouldnt call it "bland" LOL

Immortal Kaim2549d ago

That is exactly what I wanted, an explanation of the game not just random disgrees. I'm not personally into hack'n'slash games, so the initial impressions I got from the videos, was just 'same old, same old'.

Now that I have actually had people explaining the deeper mechanics and subtle RPG elements, I'm intrigued.

I think that is what we are lacking around here, anyone who questions the 'norm' is typically disagreed with, and we don't actually get thought provoking conversation. I will point out my initial comment of 'it's bland' wasn't the most stimulating conversation starter, but it seems to have done its job in the long run.

So thanks to the people who actually took the time to respond in an intelligent manner, as I was be keeping a closer eye on this game now. :)

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heroicjanitor2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

First time I've seen that in a special edition, hope it comes to the EU too

kurochi: So I've heard, I'll take that as a challenge :)

Timesplitter142550d ago

Apparently, this is one of the hardest games ever.

I guess that's why it comes with a guide

Max Power2550d ago

devs tend to make the game more difficult when they localize it for the western countries, makes you wonder if they amped it up a tad? Still torn on weather or not to get the deluxe package, the hardcore gamer in me says I don't need, but the collector in me says it would be a nice collectable. I suppose I could pick it up and not use the book and keep it mint, hmmm I think I'll do that.

kurochi2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

time that the US PS3 consumers got to enjoy this diamond in the rough.... LOL I hope that the EU get some love with this game also.

PS. @ heroichjanitor: trust me.... if they didn't change anything about this game from the Japanese version, you'll need some help with it playing it through by yourself.

ZombieNinjaPanda2550d ago

"got to enjoy this diamond in the rough"

You been listening to Avenged Sevenfold lately? XD

on topic:

Game looks interesting, wonder if they'll demo it?

Uzesgelen_Goo2550d ago

why demo?! JUST GET IT BRO (- ^_^ -)b

ShadowRyuX2550d ago

didn't invent that term...sure I love them, but they are far from the first to use it...

ZombieNinjaPanda2550d ago

@MGL Gamer, haha I would I def would, but the expenses of life are starting to hit me.

@Shadowryu, I'm sure they didn't, but I was just wondering because I just saw their album XD

cayal2550d ago

I haven't seen this game before, how is it ground breaking?

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Cerberus_Hunter2550d ago

I guess i'll be pre-ordering the "deluxe edition" then.

SactoGamer2550d ago

I think that's the point. Looks to be worth it, though.

blitz06232550d ago

I can't waiiiiiit for thisss game XD

Liquid_Ocelot2550d ago

who are the participating retailers!!?? GameRape(Stop) better have this, i want the Strategy Guide, the Art Book & the collectible outer slipcase!! gimme gimme gimme!! Deluxe Edition here i come!!