Atlus Pledges to Keep Demon's Souls Servers Online Until October 2011

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Atlus, the US publisher of the ultra-hard PlayStation 3 RPG Demon's Souls, has pledged to keep the multiplayer servers for the US version of the game online through the second anniversary of the game's domestic release. This means US gamers will get to enjoy online Demon's Souls until at least October 2011.

Additionally, the company has announced that it will be running a Pure White Tendency event from December 20th until "just into 2011," which should "allow newcomers their best chance to ease into the treacherous, brutally addicting world of Boletaria while also offering hardcore gamers access to many secrets and otherwise inaccessible paths unlocked by the tendency shift.

The White Tendency will decreases enemy HP, attack and defense, yield more healing drops, but reduce the amount of upgrade stones dropped. A list of events and unlocks during this tendency event can be found here.

From Software, the game's developer, is currently working on a game currently called "Project Dark" which seems to be a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls that will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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    December 17, 2010 3:12 PM

    There is nothing this brutally unforgiving for 360 is there?

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      December 17, 2010 3:26 PM

      Ninja Gaiden can be.

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        December 17, 2010 3:39 PM

        Ok those two are definitely brutal, but I have played both of them already.

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      December 17, 2010 3:44 PM

      Super Meat Boy is really tough, but in a completely different way. Demon's Souls is pretty much a one of a kind at this point.

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        December 17, 2010 3:52 PM

        SMB is controller throwing frustrating at times, but nobody can come into my game from multiplayer and kill me.

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      December 17, 2010 4:44 PM

      Red ring of death

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      December 18, 2010 11:55 AM

      Mega Man IX. In an past post, I've made the argument that these games are built on the same principles: focus on brutal but meticulously fair challenges, etc.

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      December 19, 2010 6:45 PM

      N+ but it is a fairly different style of game.