Demon's Souls is coming to PS5

Prepare to die where it all began because Demon's Souls is coming to PlayStation 5.

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Souls fans rejoice, Demon’s Souls is coming to PS5. This surprise unveiling was revealed to the world during the PlayStation 5 game and console reveal event on June 11. Get your Eye Stones ready, because you’re going to need all the help you can get when the world tendency shifts.

Demon’s Souls is coming to PS5

Demon’s Souls, a title that was once exclusive to the PlayStation 3, is finally coming to a new platform. Though no exact release date was announced, the trailer gives an insight into the level of detail that players can expect from this remake. Please check out the trailer below!

For a lot of gamers like me, this is likely the major takeaway from the PlayStation 5 reveal event. It’s been a long time since the game was released on PS3 back in February of 2009. Since then, we all mourned the shutting down of the servers, which rendered a large chunk of the game (World Tendencies) essentially moot. It will be interesting to see whether this new version, which is considered a remake according to the PlayStation Blog, reinstates the enigmatic online system.

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Just look at this gorgeous screenshot from the tutorial section of Demon's Souls.

The effort to bring Demon’s Souls to a new generation of gamers is thanks to the efforts of Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio. Interestingly, From Software was not listed in the trailer or the YouTrube description.

One more important piece of branding is the PlayStation Studios logo, which indicates that the game comes from a Sony in-house studio. Whether this means it is a console exclusive remains to be seen, as the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding are both heading to PC sometime soon.

It’s a good day to be a Soulsborne fan. Perhaps this reveal is enough to tip some players over the line to purchase a PlayStation 5. Let us know in the Chatty thread below if this is the case for you. While you’re at it, check out the Demon’s Souls and PlayStation 5 page for ongoing coverage of Sony’s new console and its games.

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From The Chatty
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    June 11, 2020 2:02 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Demon's Souls is coming to PS5

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      June 11, 2020 2:33 PM

      man im gonna buy a ps5 just for this aint I?

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        June 11, 2020 2:42 PM

        This is how they get you.

        And me.

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        June 11, 2020 4:34 PM

        This was definitely the game that made me sit up and take notice. I've half a mind to see if it is in fact exclusive, as a few of Sony's high profile games are already coming to PC.

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        June 11, 2020 4:54 PM

        can you imagine if the entire Souls series got remade with this kinda treatment?!?

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        June 11, 2020 6:16 PM

        mhmm. I bought a PS4 for Bloodborne so it just feels right to get a PS5 for Demons Souls.

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        June 11, 2020 6:31 PM

        It's what made me finally get a PS3. Very good game, the atmosphere is darker and creepier to me than the dark series.

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      June 11, 2020 2:34 PM

      Naice

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      June 11, 2020 4:53 PM

      Yep. Day one purchase - but I actually hope they don’t stay too faithful. There have been a lot of improvements in subsequent souls games and some of the boss fights in DeS were just sucky (looking at you Dragon God!) - given Bluepoint did some QoL changes in SotC (or so I believe) I hope there’s similar here.

      Cant wait to get pissed off farming Pure Bladestone all over again.

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        June 11, 2020 6:23 PM

        I wonder if they'll keep the world tendency and the server tendency. It always seemed kind of complicated and backwards but it's also tied to several enemies and events and such so I'd hate to see it go.

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        June 11, 2020 6:59 PM

        With the power of the PS5 we’ll get 5 more FPS and 4K resolution bad angles in the swamp!

        Fuck I’m already dreading that world.

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        June 11, 2020 11:06 PM

        I imagine if there's any series you want to be extremely careful making changes to, it's this one. The fans are particularly ... intense.

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          June 12, 2020 6:50 AM

          Eh, the original still exists. I wouldn't mind seeing numerous changes and improvements.

          I also want that fabled sixth world (Northern Limits / Land of the Giants) that was cut towards the end of development to be fully fleshed out and added in. All that remains in game is the broken archstone in the nexus.


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      June 11, 2020 4:56 PM

      Yep. I’ll buy this and the ps5

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      June 11, 2020 6:28 PM

      DS and that new Eden Ring game? Sold.

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      June 11, 2020 6:34 PM

      Any chance of this or the Bloodborne remaster coming to PC?

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        June 11, 2020 9:56 PM

        Ppl said it was supposed to be at this event if so, so no maybe not at all

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          June 12, 2020 7:16 AM

          It could easily have been mistaken for the Demon's Souls remake (which hasn't said PC yet). but the rumor was that Bloodborne would have been announced in this last event.

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      June 11, 2020 6:50 PM

      Holy fuck. Such a good game, too. Can't believe it's getting a face lift on this level.

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        June 11, 2020 6:57 PM

        My only concern initially was of all the Souls games the setting and mood for that game was my favorite. Initially in the trailer I hesitated because I thought it was maybe a bit too bright and colorful. But subsequent screenshots that have been released calmed my nerves on that and I’m stoked

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          June 11, 2020 7:08 PM

          Yeah, it looks really amazing. Hype level is maxing out for PS5

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      June 11, 2020 7:05 PM

      Bluepoint did the Shadow of the Colossus remaster, and it's seriously incredible the amount of texture and image quality they added to that game while still completely preserving the tone/sentiment of the original. The way they really successfully (IMO) enhanced/"upgraded" the colossi, which are already such unique and stylized creations, should make you very excited about this Demon's Souls update, I think. Game is gonna look realllly cool.

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      June 11, 2020 7:08 PM

      No desire to buy a console. I'd pay a significant fraction of a console's cost to buy a Magical Official Controller with crazy DRM in it that lets me play this stuff on my PC.

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