Demon's Souls European Release Confirmed

The punishing PlayStation 3 action RPG Demon's Souls will indeed be released in Europe, as had been rumoured, as well as the Asia-Pacific region, Sony has confirmed.


Namco Bandai will be distributing Demon's Souls in Europe on June 25 in a "limited" Black Phantom Edition containing a soundtrack CD, artbook and strategy guide as well as, naturally, a copy of the game. It's unclear what will happen when all copies are sold.

Sony published From Software's RPG in Japan but passed the baton to Atlus in North America, where Demon's Souls flourished and sold a whopping 280,000 copies by the end of February 2010--far surpassing Atlus' expectations of 75,000 sales.