One of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 5 launch exclusives, Demon’s Souls is a full ground-up remake of the cult PS3 hit that spawned an entirely new era of hard-as-nails Action-RPGs. FromSoftware’s original framework directly lead to Dark Souls, and it’s now being remade by the talented folks at BluePoint who are most famous for their critically acclaimed remake of Shadow of the Colossus. Needless to say, the shadowy kingdom of Boletaria has never looked better.
This Demon’s Souls remake takes full advantage of the PS5’s newfound power, rendering familiar environments in gorgeous detail to make them a blast to explore. You’ll navigate winding pathways and overcome challenging foes, going head-to-head with numerous bosses that will test your knowledge of the game’s trademark block-and-move melee combat. Even players familiar with the original won’t be prepared.
The difference between the PS3 original and this new interpretation of Demon’s Souls is practically night and day. You’ll play as a lone warrior attempting to drive back the evil forces of the mysterious Old One, aiming to bring peace and light back to Boletaria. This is every PS5 purchaser’s chance to discover where the Souls-like journey first began in this completely overhauled remake. Everything from the game's score, visuals and even enemies have been remade to meet modern standards, making Demon's Souls for PS5 essentially feel like an all-new experience set to delight new and old players.
The Souls-like genre is known for its challenging gameplay, but Demon’s Souls takes this up a notch by forcing you to time swings correctly and know exactly when to strike. It’s a tricky balancing act, with the reward for defeating bosses being the knowledge that you have indeed improved. Luckily, death is not the end in Demon’s Souls, and there’s plenty of opportunity to hone your skills.
The northern kingdom of Boletaria is full of gruesome and vicious creatures in need of slaying, testing your wits using a wide range of different and combat tactics. Strange characters will pop up to aid you through this twisted world, providing additional context to what The Old One wants and how best to stop him. This is your journey to become the slayer of demons.
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