Demon's Souls possessing PS3 October 6

Atlus dates action role-playing game import; $70 deluxe edition to come packed with 150-page strategy guide.

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While gamers in Japan have been able to pick up From Software's PlayStation 3-exclusive Demon's Souls from their local retailers for months, North American gamers have had to make a veritable deal with the devil (or pay importer premiums) to play the action role-playing game. That's going to change soon, as Atlus USA this weekend announced an October 6 North American release date for the game.

You've got a little something on your chin.

Atlus also revealed plans for a deluxe edition package of the game. For $69.99, the deluxe edition will include a strategy guide of more than 150 pages and will come in slipcase packaging. The standard edition of the game will cost $59.99, and gamers who preorder either version at participating retailers will receive an art book of concept sketches and other designs.

Set in the medieval kingdom of Boletaria, Demon's Souls calls upon gamers to cleanse the land of a demonic scourge unwittingly unleashed by the king in a misguided grab for power. Players will also be able to customize character skills and equipment to the task, relying on melee, projectile, and magic attacks to send the cursed creatures back from whence they came.

For more on Demon's Souls, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

70 comments
Baramos6
Baramos6

Can't wait until October 6th, this along with Operation Flashpoint: DR going to be a great beginning to a great month full of great games. Glad to see From Software bringing back The Kingsfield series(In a way) and upping the challenge, from what I've heard this is a challenging game and should keep PS3 owners who haven't imported this game busy for October.

DgtCloud
DgtCloud

When will this be available in europe (Norway)?

Raykuza
Raykuza

This is it! This is what I have wanted for so long! An action-RPG, heavy on the RPG, multiple classes, no getting babied through the game. And now we have a release date! I'm tearing up with happiness.

jaybun3030
jaybun3030

Sweet. Saw it on X-Play and fell in love with it. Can't wait!

GDCalibur
GDCalibur

Sweet! Really looking forward to this game. Sadly we have to wait a bit. It will be worth it though.

fekeybeah
fekeybeah

Looking forward to this.Haven't played a good RPG since the PS2.

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

i imported this game from china its in FULL English. the game is mega hard from the start, but once you figure out how the game works you just cant put it down even after you have died 100 times.

slainta
slainta

North America, North America, always North America. Never a mention when (if?) a game will come out in Europe as well. I think I'd better register to IGN UK. This is getting boring.

DuCaTiAcE
DuCaTiAcE

im with you Cheesehead9099, that guy was so nervous he could have fainted or something at any time in that interview, sad but very very funny

BladeTrinity114
BladeTrinity114

Was going to import this from Japan a while back. But I think I will wait for it to come to Europe :D

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Hopefully Amazon will carry the deluxe edition :D

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

This game is brutal. Hopefully that strategy guide they're going to give in the deluxe edition will help heaps.

xtoperchris
xtoperchris

This game is unforgiving, It's too difficult from the start, but when you get to know the game, it's really fun!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

If this game is any good then come on EU release! Although I suppose even if it doesn't we could just buy the US version, what with the PS3 being region free and all. Looks fun though.

nerd_assassin
nerd_assassin

The Asian(Singapore,Taiwan,Hong Kong) and the Korean version are said to have English language, so I wonder why the localization takes too long... Anyways, I'm in Asia so as soon as I get the money I'll grab the title. The only RPG I have on PS3 is FFVII, and it's not funny.

ShockG707
ShockG707

I might check this one out...after I beat Oblivion aka never.

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

i cant wait!! its gunna be so awesome

jasopan
jasopan

Nice bundle, will definitely look into this.

franwex
franwex

I don't know how people can stand this series, but to each its own I guess...

DFBTG
DFBTG

An artbook? Bloody heck, Atlus. I hate paying full price for games, and I hate pre-ordering just as much, but you and your wretched artbooks are the only things that make me break both of those...And that deluxe edition sounds pretty nice, too. I could always use the internet to help me, but it's never the same as having a physical strategy guide in front of you.

Cheesehead9099
Cheesehead9099

Omg this is going to be a great game, but i feel so bad for the Japanese dude he was so nervous to be talking in front of camera about his game, man you could see it in his eyes and he kept messing up his sentences and saying weird things like 'sphear' instead of spear. In the beginning, you can see that he can speak well english, but oh man was he nervous.

deadcowboy6
deadcowboy6

from what I've heard about the difficulty i might need that guide, but i do welcome an actual challenge from a game

Dungeoncrawler1
Dungeoncrawler1

I have the Korean Import; I highly recommend this game if you enjoy a challenge.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Atlus rocks! They bring great titles from Japan AND they don't rape you from behind with the preorder deal.

SillySkeleton
SillySkeleton

Do yourself a favour and get this game, guys. It's freakin' awesome!

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

I wonder when the deluxe edition will be pre-orderable... I also wonder if there will be another strategy guide that is put out as a separate item. I don't know, I guess I'll have to wait and see.

funsohng
funsohng

gar i might need to get the deluxe ed for the guide

HarDcore_RpG
HarDcore_RpG

" Blunt weapon like a spear or sword..." lol how nervous is this guy

squalls_revival
squalls_revival

lol i was just going to import this, but it can wait...

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

"runs off to gamestop and preorders limited edition version" A hundred and fifty page guide book AND an artbook, with preorder, now thats worth 70$.

GatCloudX
GatCloudX

everyone is waiting for a price drop why? anyways should i just import this game now so i dont have to wait?

enigma2007
enigma2007

This game will never see our coast in Jesus Name!

rohail88
rohail88

Awesome....now we get the good stuff too!

abfackeln
abfackeln

Can't wait for this game! Thanks again Atlus.

PSORngr
PSORngr

Absolutely awesome game. One of the best action RPGs I've ever played. Not sure if I would buy it again though. Who knows, maybe I'll sell my asian copy to a friend for $40-50 and then preorder the deluxe just before it is released.

mjk_1
mjk_1

game looks so good

dok_dx
dok_dx

It looks like Atlus will be getting $70.00 from me again.

RazerBlade13
RazerBlade13

This is an intresting game. A possible Day One.

grove12345
grove12345

this is one of the games that makes me want a PS3.... waiting for price drop of course.

Death_Blade_182
Death_Blade_182

And there's still people that say the PS3 has no good exclusives...

HAZE-Unit
HAZE-Unit

Now all we have left is White knight chronicles and gaming this year gonna be heavenly

muller39
muller39

now i know that ill wait instead of importing, looks fantastic