The lights are on
When developer From Software announced Project Dark last fall, Demon's Souls fans such as myself rejoiced. Although not a direct sequel, this game very much looks like a continuation of the style I fell in love with in Demon's Souls [pictured above]. And now it has a much more closely related name as well.
According to a preview in this week's issue of Famitsu (via NeoGAF), the upcoming Namco Bandai release has changed its title to Dark Souls. As expected, the gameplay will be similar to Demon's Souls, though the world and story are brand new.
Instead of a hub world branching out to separate levels, Dark Souls will feature one large, seamless world with a greater focus on exploration. Like Demon's Souls, the game will have a heavy emphasis on challenge and will feature unique co-op and PvP multiplayer, messages left in the environments by other players, and the ability to view ghosts of other players who have died in the area you're in.
I'm glad we're finally starting to get more information on this exciting project. It's a bummer that From Software couldn't do a direct continuation of Demon's Souls, but I'm already psyched to hear how they build on that formula.
the first looked great, but i dont love hard games, and was turned off by the insane difficulty. hopefully they at least feature an easy mode in this or something for those wanting to play the game without devoting the time and effort to master the game.
Demon's Souls was an amazing game in this day and age where games are becoming more and more like interactive movies. In Demon's Souls I really felt like I was actually in the characters shoes. Nothing was easy, but everything was rewarding. Can't wait for more info on Dark Souls.
im absolutely stoked. i also like the fact that its coming out on the xbox 360. I'm hoping for a holiday release but wouldnt be mad if it gets pushed back into next year. Develop the story and take your time on what should be a gem.
Demon's Souls was definitely on of the best game I have ever played so if this game is similar that is a day one purchase for sure.
The idea of exploration sounds amazing. I really enjoyed finding secret rooms and discovering the new areas of each level in Demon Soul's.
It's a real shame this won't be coming to 360, the original sounded fun and the improvements to the sequel sound awesome.
I can't wait for this, the original demon's soul came out of no where ans was a blast to play. People say it's a hard but I think the bosses and certain worlds were only hard, not the whole game. If this game goes multi-platform like I thought it was, the 360 version will be easier just because you can voice chat with the person you're playing with where in the PS3 version you are stuck using just text.
Given that difficulty was consistent in the King's Field and Lost Kingdoms series, which were also made by From Software, I wouldn't count on this one being easier than Demon's Souls.
I hope they don't change too much, and the multiplayer should be kept exactly the same. It was perfect in DS.