VG247: As promised yesterday, Namco Bandai Partners has formally announced it'll be releasing Demon's Souls in Europe, with the firm also giving a date to the PS3 RPG: June 25.
Now everyone can enjoy this awesome game.
Agreed. Glad EU finally gets this awesome game and finally gets to enjoy what the rest of the world has (granted they could import before). Enjoy though our EU brethren. Great game not to be missed by any of the genre.
GOTY of 2010 >.< lol sorry i"m a big DS fan. DS has been getting GoTY for 3 years in a row from me LOL *stupid sony localizations*
box art and packaging. Much better than the one in Asia.
may you all die million times!!! q:
I imported the Asian version of the game so I could play it right away. The game has garnered positive reviews from just about every corner of the web, so I don't understand why Sony didn't act themselves in releasing it in the other territories. People all around the world who've played it love it. I love Sony's properties, but I think it was a dumb move to not release it themselves. The game sold 3 times what Atlus expected in North America alone. That's good news in terms of sales. Maybe if something else like Demon's Souls comes out of FROM Software, Sony'll see fit to publish it faster, and not penalise the North American and European realms.
Say bye to the Sun Europe. You won't be seeing it for awhile.
Does anyone know if it'll be released in Germany too? I'd like to have the strategy guide in my native language. If not I'll still import it, can't beleive I missed this one
About time the game is coming to PAL territories. I'm pretty much amazed of the lack of faith of SCE on their own games, or is this a SCEE, SCEA against SCEJ? Nobody wasnt expecting the game to sell good in NA, so Sony handed ATLUS the publishing rights but after the huge success, why SCEE dont want to publish the game in EU? WTH?
as much as I hate u f***ing c*nts, thank you.
only if you have a ps3 ;)
Timed exclusivity is not impressive when ms does it, its even less impressive when sony does it to its own platform. Lol i kid, i kid, please don't take my bubbles
it's strange to me that a sony developed game had 3 different publishers for each of it's regions. this game with proper marketing would have sold so much more. i'm surprised Demon's souls have sold soo much on word of mouth alone. there are no ads what so ever for this game in the states. glad EU/UK/pal gets this gem, it's truely an epic game.
alot of my EU pals are DIEING to get their hands on DS. THey'll be very happy w/ this news
They won't be too happy when they repeatedly get their ass3s handed to them when they actually play the game lol. I kid.
Yeah they should have, I remember an article on here before where they said something similar I think, that they regretted not pushing it as much as it deserved.
A little late but as long as the EU crowd gets to play Demons Souls,its good.
.. And that European ltd edition pack is beautiful. I got the American release, but will be supporting this and buying it again when it hits Blighty in June. Exceptional game.
Good for all the European PS3 owner's that have been waiting to get their hands on this gem of an RPG. With the Euro release, it looks like Demons Souls will finally hit one million sold.
What a great birthday present :D
Yay :D I've heard nothing but good things about the game so it'll be great to experience first hand what all the fuss is about. Edit: And by good I mean insanely difficult and hair-pulling amounts of frustration but you get the idea.
Finallyyyy, I'm leaving school next month....got a 5 month long break before I start my first year at University and Demons Souls is the perfect way to waste away that long lonnnnng time :D Thanks Namco Bandai, it's been a long time coming.
I couldn't wait and imported it before Xmas. Well worth the wait for those that didn't though, one of the best games ever made as far I'm concerned, although some will be put off by the difficulty level. You realise soon enough that the game is harsh but fair at the same time, when you die it's your fault, the game wasn't cheating. And although you get put back to the start of the level if you die there are many shortcuts that can be found, so it doesn't take long to get back where you were once you find them. I personally found the difficulty refreshing, this is not a game that holds you by the hand and I love it all the more because of that.
Been waiting for this game for ages, happy its got a date, shame my unborn baby brothers due date is June 25th Demon Souls, Baby brother - tough choice :P
You'll be waiting for him at home (playing DS of-course) when he arrrives home form the hospital =) j/k =p
I was gonna order this game when it came out but thought to my self am sure its coming to the uk and bang its finally hear well nearly cant wait per ordered it last night and the box art looks nice let the dieing begin lol
Finally. I've been dying to play this. Day 1 for me.
funny your character will die while playing this ... every day
Is it "that" hard really? I've watched some reviews and in one of them (it was IGN's I think) reviewer said that players will be punished because of every little mistake they make. Well I like challenge so it won't be too much of a pain for me. Still day 1.
@13.2 First make sure you have a spare dualshock3, second any legal or otherwise means of claming your state of mind after dying several times in a short timeframe. Never use body form, suicide in nexus, always have a thiefs ring and cling ring on at all times. Get a good shield like the steel shield and upgrade the hell out of it asap, get a piercing, a slashing, and a blunt weapon. Is the game really that hard, if you screw up even a little in combat usually your dead or have a sliver of health, till you lvl up alot. Always be cautious, and learn the enemies attacks and timings, take most regular games highest difficulties and add some. Learn to manage your stamina bar, remember roughly how much stamina a block, an attack or a evasion roll uses up. Fighting with no stamina left is a very quick way to get yourself killed. You will die alot and alot of those will be stupid little mistakes on your part, so enjoy dying.
Yes! I've been waiting so long for this. Definitely a first day for me.
bit late imo, i have no money left...
more people will get to enjoy a good game like this , thank you atlus and sony for an amazing game i cant wait for 2. even though alot of people didn't like the story i really enjoyed it especially maiden astreia's story
Now I can rent the title at last And if I love it? buy it second hand off eBay Why in the f*ck should I support the devs after having to wait so long for a European release.
.. If Namco Bandai hadn't stepped in, there's a good chance you wouldn't be playing it at all. I don't understand your stance on 'not supporting the developers'. From Software produced the game in association with Sony, who then decided not to release the game outside of Japan. Atlas then released it in the US, with a wonderful ltd edition to boot [or as mentioned on Kotaku, the 'stop f*cking importing it' edition ^-^], it was a huge critical success and sold well above expectations. It baffles me that even when Sony came out and said they made a mistake not releasing the game in the west, they still couldn't be arsed to release it in Europe - even after seeing it do well in America. If Sony are the true targets of your ire, are you going to boycott Sony? Surely supporting the game [whether that be Ebay, store or however you get your hands on it] means getting Demons Souls 2 a bit sooner? Which is what we all want. Hope you enjoy the game when you do get your hands on it. On the upswing there's an amazingly detailed Wiki and lots of us that are more than willing to pass on tips and help out. ^-^ Although I make no apologies if I invade your world as a Black Phantom. :P
Why do you have to be to elitist? You have absolutely no idea how many hoops different publishers have had to jump through to be able to publish this game overseas. This is a Jap Action Adventure/RPG, originally intended only to be released in Japan and Asia. Due to its success, other publishers decided to obtain the rights to distribute this title, but you have no idea how much work is involved in this process. Sure, its taken a very long time to come to Europe, but if you wanted it so badly from the beginning, you have no one to blame but yourself for not importing it - the PS3 is not region locked for a reason & the game was in full English from day one (Chinese & Korean version). By not supporting the publisher/developer because they 'made you wait so long for this title' (poor you...), all you are telling them is that in the future they shouldn't even bother to bring the game out in Europe, because you won't buy it anyways.
I see your points I didn't know they had tried hard to get it published over here.. damnit now I can't even be angry at anyone ¬_¬
I wish I could play with people in other territories. I have the North American version by Atlus. Maybe in the sequel we'll be able to play with fellow DS players around the world. I'm glad everyone can enjoy this awesome game now. It's my favorite game this generation.
Can people in the US play with people in EU? If so, that means moar blue signs on the ground...Aka easier to beat levels. :D That was my main problem with Demon's Souls...Waiting for blue signs. -_-
Will be finally getting this.(1 day before my birthday).
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