Demon’s Souls Release Date, Atlus Says “Stop Importing It”
July 5, 2009 at 2:30 pm by Polt
Notoriously difficult action RPG and PVP extravaganza Demon’s Souls has finally gotten a release date as well as some additional information about the North American release.
The Playstation 3 game has been set for an October 6 release, and Atlus promises dedicated North American servers. They site the painful Final Fantasy XI international experience as the reason, which is understandable. Games where people who speak separate languages are forced to interact tend to be plagued with in-game racism and communicating becomes a hassle.
North American Demon’s Souls will be released in two editions: standard ($59.99) and “Stop Importing It” ($69.99), aptly named for the game’s popularity in the import scene.
The standard edition will ship with new cover art and an art book, while the “Stop Importing It” edition will come with a slip cover and a detailed 150+ page strategy guide.
It’s $10 more for the strategy guide, but Demon’s Souls is actually so difficult you might need it for more than one playthrough. But it also features a “ghost system” that lets other players leave notes where they die for you to learn from.
Either way, you’re going to die. A lot.