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Video: Demon's Souls E3 2009 Update Available

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281w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared an E3 2009 video with some updated details on Demon's Souls for the PS3 console today.

To quote: As you've no doubt read, [Register or Login to view links] is bringing Demon's Souls exclusively to the PLAYSTATION 3 this fall. But what changes are they making? How does online play work?

And is the game really that difficult? At E3, Atlus's Aram Jabbari fielded questions...





Aram will be back on the blog to talk more Demon's Souls, but if you've got any questions now, please ask them in the comments area. I'll make sure he sees them :-)
 

Hands-On: Demon's Souls for PlayStation 3

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315w ago - After unveiling the first details nearly two weeks ago of FROM Software's Demon's Souls, PS3FanBoy has now made available a hands-on review from this year's Tokyo Game Show as follows:

Immediately the demo begins and I'm confronted by a character customization screen, allowing me to change various aspects of my appearance. I didn't tinker, mostly because I wasn't sure what did what thanks to the language barrier.

Customizing my appearance would've been a waste of time anyway, as the camera sits behind the character for the majority of the time and his face is hidden by a large medieval helmet.

The gameplay starts in a courtyard in front of a large castle. A small fountain lies ahead, slowing down the game with its unnecessary, though meager, particle effects.

Despite some fairly decent graphics, the game has an overwhelming sense of being old school. In the top left lies my health, mana and stamina bar, something that is beginning to feel dated in third-person action games post-Uncharted and Gears of War.

Graphically, the game looks good. Textures and models are quality, if a bit generic. However, currently the game is best viewed in screenshots as the frame rate...
 

Demon's Souls' first Screenshots and Details Available

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317w ago - Demon's Souls is one of the games for the PS3 that have been unveiled as playable at Tokyo Game Show.

Demon's Souls will be released some time in 2009 and it is a spiritual successor to King's Field, a PS1 title that was never officially released in the US.

The game takes place in the kingdom of Boletaria, where you play an unnamed protagonist who roams around in an "extremely open-ended" world -- you can choose to save the world from the king who will awaken "an ancient monster" in his sleep, or not. It's all up to you.

The game's director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, is attempting to "make the fun and charms of a classic RPG interesting all over again with the latest technology at hand." For example, instead of placing traditional restrictions on item usage, it uses the game's physics to place more realistic limits such as "long weapons bump into walls, lighting the area in real-time with the torch in your hand."

Sadly, the director appears to have implied the game will be lacking multiplayer; instead, he will opt to "find a way to use the Internet to make the single-player mode more interesting." Arguably, there has yet to be a game that mixes mechanics of a good ol' RPG with gameplay elements only possible on this generation's hardware.

Be sure to check out all...
 

Famitsu Reveals New Action-RPG dubbed Demon's Souls for PS3

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317w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment has unviled unveiled its new action-RPG entitled 'Demon's Souls' for PS3 in the latest issue of Famitsu.

The game will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show this year, and is scheduled for release in Japan next year.

Here are a few translated details from the link above:

- you can create your own hero with several customization options available
-You must fight impressive monsters
- The monsters are apparently able to change their shape (giant butterfly, dragon, etc..)

More details as they are available, and additional scans linked above!
 
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