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Demon Souls 2 (maybe) teased for fall release in Japan

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 07:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Japanese mag Dengeki has possibly teased in its latest podcast that Demon’s Souls 2 is on the way.

And it’ll be out this fall in Japan.

The title wasn’t exactly mentioned, but the podcast did say it was a game that released last year, and had some “interesting gameplay systems”.

The internet’s added two and two and come up with 451. And here we are.

The ridiculously hard RPG was released a year ago this month in Japan, with SCEJ doing publishing duties in the country. America got it near the end of last year with Persona developer Atlus releasing the title in the US.

So far, no-one’s picked it up for a European release, but we’re remaining hopeful for something.

Of course, you could just import from the US.

Thanks, 1UP.

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41 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    Bonetown had some ‘interesting gameplay systems’

    #1 5 years ago
  2. RGW1982

    “Of course, you could just import from the US”.

    Or You Could Also Just Import It From Asia (They Have One With Both English Audio & English Text) Just Like People In The North America Did Long Before The Game Was Released Here…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JesteR

    The ridiculously hard RPG was released a year ago this month in Japan…..

    Again its not that hard. Stop scaring people. Its a good RPG with a difficulty level that was normal like 15 years ago.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    I have played that game. It’s bloody hard.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Its not hard, you’re just a noob. :P

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    i’m not finding it overly hard, i’m a soldier, i’ve heard its a lot easier if you play as a wizard or an archer or a pussy

    it’s just irritating when you spend two hours running into a swamp and getting killed over and over by a guy with a bastard sword and get nothing to show for it….who am i kidding i loved every second

    last time i turned it off i was actually fighting that guy in the picture, and he doesn’t move, so i’m gonna have to buy some arrows me thinks

    i will definitely pick this up!

    you’ve got a good soul, don’t let them take it from you

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    I am, definitely, a n00b :(

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    i think it’s just about picking your fights, and grinding a bit

    when i first played it i thought i was mr hard core, i kept trying to do everything on the first level before leveling up or fighting the first boss, bad idea

    in a way, it gets easier the more you play it, as you level up and find items, i just found a regain health ring in the swamp so i’m mint

    although i’m completely miffed about which weapons to level up and how, i wish it would explain that better, do i go for a quality short spear? :/

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Robo_1

    I wonder why this has stayed away from Europe for so long. Surely the market for this type of game is big enough in Europe? Or is it a translation thing?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    i think everyone who seriously wants it has probably already got it

    i really don’t think it’s for the average gamer

    #10 5 years ago
  11. onlineatron

    I haven’t got it but I want it…

    Just I’m not sure I’m willing to drop 40 on a game that may fustrate me.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Len

    It’s absolutely brilliant.

    Most terrifying game I’ve played in a long long time. I have no fondness for rpg’s and it’s hooked me totally. Just have to take things slowly and call in help when you need it.

    I really hope there is a follow up coming and it gets a worldwide release.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    get it you wont be disappointed!

    i don’t find it particularly frustrating, as whenever you die its because of your own stupidity or that you’ve over stretched your means.

    i find it very daunting at times, to the point where sometimes i actually don’t want to travel any further…then i realise how awesome that this game can make me feel that way and i get back on the horse

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

    i’ve played it for 26 hours i think, you can dip in and out of it at any time

    i’ve only scraped the surface of…well everything in the game, weapons, tactics, dodging

    i’m a bit to proud to get help, i haven’t done it yet, but some fucker did come into my game and killed me the other day

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    It’s best to get used to playing in soul form… not only to stop people invading you, but so that you don’t affect the world tendency when you die (making it even harder).

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mington

    see i don’t even understand that shit! :)

    “… but so that you don’t affect the world tendency when you die ” i didn’t know that

    what are the advantages of playing in human form, none apart from the extra health?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    Pretty much just the health. Look at the wiki for info on world tendency:

    http://demonssouls.wikidot.com/world-tendency

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Len

    I know what you mean about it being daunting mington. And ‘cos of the incredibly creepy sfx, atmosphere and the fact you can only see about 5 ft in front of you in some areas it scares me rigid and actually freezes you to the spot as it were.

    So many times I’m like, I really, really don’t want to go round that corner or so and so forth. Beautiful balance of risk and reward. Like I said terrifying but exhilarating at the same time.

    I’ve sunk about 40hrs in and also feel like I’ve only just scratched the surface…

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mington

    i think i will, thanks :) i had a little look over that site before, but i felt like a cheater…but how else are you supposed to figure this stuff out, i’m gonna look up weapon leveling as well, don’t want to waste any of them precious souls

    last time i played it i picked up a magic samurai sword, i think i may actually put away my trusty scimitar

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Dannybuoy

    It’s not a matter of hardness, sure it’s tricky to reprogramme your mind to not just treat it like your usual hack and slash game and go charging in. But it’s difficulty for me lay in the sheer amount of time I’d need to invest in it for me to really justify its ownership. I probably played it for about 6 hours in total but just couldn’t find enough time to play it. If you are married, a baby on the way, have a house that needs constant work doing to it and any kind of social life then its not the game for you. ;-) It did get under my skin and I still think back to it with fondness but i just knew that I’d never ever finish it. I have enough unfinished games hanging about as it is. So sold it for a profit mind.. as for Number 2… only if it had some generous checkpoints for time poor people like me… that surely defeats the point of the game so i think i’ll be saving my money…

    #20 5 years ago
  21. The Hindle

    Why they wont release it over here is beyond me as ive no idea about importing.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    Probably best to grab a used copy at this point. I’ll be done with mine soon, just need another run for the platinum. ;)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Eregol

    There’s not a problem with importing what so ever.
    If you get an Asian copy from Ebay make sure you buy from a Hong Kong seller to get English Audio and text.
    You can get a US copy from http://www.movietyme.com for £42.99. Nice and easy.

    It probably wont be released in England as there wont be a big enough market for it to recoup the costs for releasing it here.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The Hindle

    Cheers for the advice guys.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Johnny Cullen

    Just dont import just before Christmas.

    *shivers at memories of FFXIII*

    #25 5 years ago
  26. mington

    i got mine from

    http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/730865001323

    American version, the only difference is that the renamed weapons and stuff

    not a grumble

    the first time i ordered from them, if i were to important again i’d use them again, they have a pretty website :)

    yeah fucking christmas! my demon souls took almost three weeks to come but i did order it on 18th dec (face palm)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. JesteR

    Just a tip. Try to get you hands of the official guide that was included in the Deluxe Edition. With that guide the game is 50% easier.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. mington

    Singularity PS3
    Expected release date / stock arrival: FEBRUARY 15, 2010

    http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/047875837096

    thats got to be a mistake right!?

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    What’s that? Never heard of it.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Dannybuoy

    @ 21. Got mine from movietyme too. Got a good service and pretty quick delivery. http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=46260 . The reason they won’t release over here will be that they’d need to provide language translations for all major Euro languages… that would be very costly for such a niche game…

    #30 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    3d dot game heros is getting released over here and thats even more niche then Demon Souls.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. mington

    @29

    http://www.singularity-game.com

    yeah it is a mistake, not coming out till june i think, its a time bending fps romp

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    I see. The trailer doesn’t inspire me with confidence. :)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Tallon 4

    Got the LE seems very hard to find now…have a love and hate relation with the game. Wanted to sell the game a few weeks ago, but I just can’t let go.
    But I’ve fought Flamelurker maybe 50 times, but he kills me everytime just before I beat him…very annoying…but still great!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. mington

    seem as though the LE is pretty much sold out, but that demon soul wiki is really helpful (i’ve just spent easily a hour on it this morning) it’ll have all the same info

    haven’t reached flamelurker yet, as that level 2.2 is all over the shitting place….oh, last time i was down there, i spent 10 minutes killing a giant glowing grub just to have him go nuclear on my ass :) that was a real face palm moment

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Tallon 4

    @ Mington: I had the same experience…considered myself as a quite capable gamer, but in this game you can’t make any mistakes….so I kept thinking..wtf..why can’t I beat this a**hole? I’m constant in fear…thinking:I’m toast, I’m gonna die. And that feeling makes this game a blast to play and really nervewrecking

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Syrok

    Psycho:

    It’s best to get used to playing in soul form… not only to stop people invading you,

    That would explain why I hardly ever get invaded. I’ve played through almost the whole game in soul form. :)

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DrDamn

    You can only summon other players when you yourself are alive – not in soul form.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    True, but you can always use a stone to bring yourself back should you ever need to.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. onlineatron

    Anyone want to send me a copy of the game? :D

    #40 5 years ago
  41. AHA-Lambda

    I really want to play demon’s souls but I just know that I will be one of those people who find it TOO hard :(

    doesn’t help it’s not been released in the uk either

    #41 5 years ago

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    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]