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Project Dark now known as Dark Souls, not connected to Demon’s Souls at all

Tuesday, 1st February 2011 06:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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See that name above? Project Dark? Forget it. The next game from the creators of Demon’s Souls is now known as Dark Soul.

The news on the title change comes in this week’s Famitsu. And just in case you thought there was a small tiny connection to Demon’s Souls in terms of story anyway, there isn’t: Dark Soul won’t use the same story or same world as the infamously difficult PS3 RPG.

Worlds in the game won’t also be tied together as they are in Demon’s Souls, but developer From Software has said Dark Soul’s gameplay will be similar in concept to DS in a trial and error-like way.

The world setting for Dark Soul is said to be “medieval dark fantasy,” with many other themes such as “high fantasy of kings and knights,” “death and the depths of the world” and more.

As for multiplayer, the game will feature elements similar to Demon’s Souls, such as co-op and PvP.

Dark Soul releases this year for PS3 and 360 from Namco Bandai Games.

Thanks, GAF.

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  1. Gadzooks!

    Sounds like a way of bringing what is essentially Demons Souls to the 360 without the legal hassles of making a true DS sequel.

    I really enjoyed Demons Souls up to the point where materials grinding became too much of a chore. Would have been much better with a traditional co-op mode too.

    Very much looking forward to this.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    The features write-up on GAF sounds excellent. Always fancied having a go at Demons Souls, but was scuppered by the lack of something to run it on. Will keep a close eye on this one to see how it fare.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ninjanutta

    demon souls is a brilliant game that makes the first ninja gaiden feel very easy,the game is hard but thats also what makes it so good,play well or be punished.worth getting a ps3 for imo

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    lol Mockbuster.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Shonak

    Definitely great that they bring it this time for 360 too.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. back_up

    360 will ruin this game

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Elven_Star

    “The world setting for Dark Soul is said to be “medieval dark fantasy,” with many other themes such as “high fantasy of kings and knights,” “death and the depths of the world” and more.”

    Is it just me or that totally sounds like Demon’s Souls?
    Also, I noticed From Software listed as a developer for NGP. Wonder what game would that be.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ge0force

    Demon’s Souls wasn’t hard, it just wasn’t easy like most modern games. I really loved the game and it’s a good thing x360-owners can play a similar game too.

    #8 3 years ago