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PlayStation Plus April 2013 Update: Demon's Souls Free for Members

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68w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with their PlayStation Plus April 2013 update today, which features Demon's Souls free for members!

To quote: It's the first of April, and with the new month comes a new look at content coming to PlayStation Plus - there's much to take in, with Plus members getting the venerable Demon's Souls free.

In addition to the monthly overview, this week brings more goodies, such as a sale on the award-winning The Walking Dead series, and more discounts on fan-favorites like Rainbow Moon and the Soldner-X series.

April Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of April.

Demon's Souls (PS3)
PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members





Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon's Souls is the ultimate hardcore RPG experience. Revolutionary online features support your adventure like never before, presenting seamless interconnectivity that serves in every instance to enhance the single-player game.

Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps either intentionally or through your own...
 

Atlus: Download Demon's Souls for PlayStation 3 on PSN Tuesday

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81w ago - Atlus Editor Nich Maragos has invited fans to download Demon's Souls for PlayStation 3 on PSN this coming Tuesday.

Below are the details, to quote: A lot of unusual things go on here at ATLUS, and as a publisher known for delivering great JRPG content, Demon's Souls represented something unique even for us: runaway mainstream success.

In the years since its release, Demon's Souls went far above and beyond our usual humble offerings, partly because it's such a special game. It's a Japanese-developed RPG, made by From Software, but it has a distinctly Western look and feel in the weight of its movements and the ruthlessness of its enemies and environments.

It's a single-player title, but it has a strong online component unlike anything that came before it, where you can summon other players as friendly ghosts to give you a hand, or be invaded by hostile marauders without warning.

Its unsparing difficulty seemed to mark it as destined to be appreciated only by a select few, yet it's been universally lauded (and awarded Game of the Year by a few, including GameSpot) and remains our highest-selling title ever.

As a thank you to the fans who have supported it this far and kept the servers burning, we're excited to announce that Demon's Souls will...
 

Dark Souls Hits PlayStation 3 Today, Meet Its Darkest Demons

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146w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has revealed some of the darkest demons in Dark Souls, which will officially be hitting the PlayStation 3 entertainment system today!

To quote: "All the monsters I design, from Demon's Souls to Dark Souls, are beautiful to me no matter how gruesome their appearance."

Dark Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki shared this bit of insight with me earlier this year in an interview and the quote has bounced through my brain for more than six months.

Since then, I've been wanting to get a closer look at the game's stunning creature designs, all of which are plucked from the further reaches of Miyazaki's fevered imagination.

Luckily, today's the day. For the viewing pleasure of readers, From Software and Namco Bandai have collected a host of rare concept artwork accompanied by design notes from Miyazaki himself. Miyazaki also wanted to pass along a greeting just for readers:

"I am hoping all of you experience meaningful deaths many times in the game. I know that the game is challenging, but I want you to keep trying to overcome any difficulty you face in the game. And please feel a great sense of achievement when overcoming a difficulty!"

Read on for the full gallery. If you do pick up Dark Souls, keep...
 

Video: Demon's Souls PS3 Dynamic Theme: The Nexus

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245w ago - A few months ago we saw some videos of the available PS3 Dynamic / Animated Themes in action, and today another has been added to Sony's library.

Below is a video of the new Demon's Souls PS3 Dynamic Theme: The Nexus which is currently available on Japanese PSN Store for 200 yen.

To quote: "Sony's Demon's Souls dynamic theme shows the Maiden in Black in an empty Nexus, perhaps waiting for you to join her.

Currently, the theme is only available on Japan's PlayStation Store and it costs 200 yen ($2.25).

Demon's Souls has been pretty successful in North America so I imagine Atlus or Sony will release this theme here too."




 

Atlus Warns of Demon's Souls Dangers & Rewards on Halloween

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247w ago - Today AtlusAram has unveiled that new dangers and rewards will be lurking in the shadows for those who play Demon's Souls for PS3 online this Halloween. Boo!

Press Release: IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 29, 2009 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today passed along an ominous warning to online players of the sleeper hit Demon's Souls for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

"Early reports from the Kingdom of Boletaria indicate that the Old One's power grows," announced Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus, shuffling awkwardly under the weight of his full set of fluted armor.

"We've discovered that the nefarious Demon will seek to descend the land in pure blackness on All Hallow's Eve. His minions will be more powerful, but the rewards for those who seek to challenge them will be greater as well. We don't know how long this dark tendency will last, but we do advise those prone to controller-into-LCD syndrome to proceed carefully."

Jabbari then cackled as he quickly put a Thief's ring on his finger and disappeared.

Demon's Souls is out now for PlayStation 3 system and retails with an MSRP of $59.99.
 
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