Demon’s Souls PS5 Release Date & Everything You Should Know

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Demon's Souls PS5
Demon's Souls PS5

In 2009, FromSoftware introduced players to the grim and gothic world of Boletaria and the darkness of the Old One. Demon’s Souls set a standard for action RPGs, so-much-so that you can’t navigate the gaming industry without hearing an action-RPG being pegged as a Demon’s Souls clone.

The legacy of FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed title has lived on in subsequent Souls games, but Bluepoint Games (Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Shadow of the Colossus 2018) will be refreshing the PS3 exclusive for Sony’s PS5 console.

There’s much to be excited about the Demon’s Souls PS5 remake, even with little information having been shared. Here is what we know so far.

What is Demon’s Souls’ Release Date On PS5?
After scores of rumors circulated the Internet, Sony revealed Demon’s Souls at the PS5 reveal event. Unfortunately, the thrilling announcement trailer was without a release date or any look at the gameplay. Currently, it’s unknown if the remake will even release in 2020 as a launch title, though it’s unlikely considering a release date has yet to be teased.

Where can I play Demon’s Souls?
Much to the chagrin of PC and Xbox players, Sony is the publisher for the Demon’s Souls remake. It is currently slated to release exclusively on the PS5. This is in line with Bluepoint’s catalog of games and its strong relationship with Sony.

Bluepoint bypassed the PS4 and decided to focus strictly on developing on the PS5 to utilize the advanced hardware to craft a beautiful remake of a classic title that spurred a beloved series. Supported by the console’s updated graphics and faster SSD, the gothic world of Demon’s Souls will delight players and have the chance to be viewed as a real upgraded experience rather than a simple cash-grab rehash.

What genre does Demon’s Souls belong to?
Information about Demon’s Souls is pretty sparse, but it can be assumed that the remake will be an action role-playing game like the original. While it can be expected to share some features with the 2009 release, such as collecting Lost Souls to level up and upgrade weapons, nothing is set in stone.

First and foremost, players can expect to see the same level of difficulty. The meticulous combat of the Souls series has its origins in the 2009 title, and it has become part of FromSoftware’s brand. Though Bluepoint Games is heading development, it’s unlikely that they’ll change one of the most notable and expected aspects of Demon’s Souls’ gameplay.

This could also mean that the game’s Body and Soul mechanic will return, giving it two layers to the hero’s death. When killed, players reemerge as the hero’s Soul and must track down their body to avoid losing their Lost Souls (the in-game currency).


Demon’s Souls Synopsis

Bluepoint Games has not confirmed story elements, but the description of the announcement trailer on the official PlayStation YouTube channel suggests it could remain largely the same.

When Soul Arts release an ancient entity known as the Old One, darkness consumes Boletaria and transforms the kingdom into a gauntlet of death. In the wake of the growing corruption, a hero emerges to subdue the Old One and rid Boletaria of the darkness that threatens its eternal sanctity.

If the development follows how Bluepoint handled the Shadows of the Colossus remake, players can expect the story won’t change at all. While they’ll look quite a bit different thanks to the graphical upgrade, the hero will also traverse the same five regions of Boletaria and take on a similar – if not identical – assortment of demons.

From the announcement trailer, we know the Vanguard, Tower Knight, and Flamelurker are returning with changed or upgraded designs. Players should also expect to see redesigned versions of the Penetrator, Armor Spider, Adjudicator, Leechmonger, and, of course, Old King Allant on their quest to slay the Old One.

To battle these demonic fiends and take on the Old One, players are sure to have access to a classic assortment of weapons. Bluepoint has not confirmed any aspects of the hero’s arsenal, but Daggers, Straight Swords, Bows, Spears, Hammers, Polearms, Thrusting Swords, Axes, and Talismans are sure to return with complete makeovers.

How long Demon’s Souls will take to complete will depend on player skill level. So long as Bluepoint doesn’t remove any content, though, it should take approximately 40 hours. Completionists should be able to sink more than 70 hours into the finished product, and that’s only for one playthrough. With a possible NG+ difficulty level, players could easily put over 100 hours into the remake.

The Demon’s Souls remake will also likely use the PlayStation Network to bring back the multiplayer elements. Online play in the original allowed players to “invade” another game for PvP or cooperate to bring down a difficult foe.


Demon’s Souls Quick Facts

Despite few details being shared for Demon’s Souls, there are still some facts worth knowing to increase your excitement.

– Demon’s Souls was rebuilt from the ground up
– This is Bluepoint Games’ second full remake
– According to the official PlayStation blog, Demon’s Souls will use ray tracing and shadow effects
– There will be two graphics modes players can switch between:
One that emphasizes performance
One that emphasizes visuals
– A “Fractured Mode” was edited out of the YouTube trailer’s description and hasn’t been addressed by neither Bluepoint Games or Sony


Demon’s Souls Screenshots

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Demon’s Souls remake

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Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls

Demon's Souls

Admire the stunning visuals of the Demon’s Souls with these screenshots, which give a glimpse at the monstrous Dragon God, Storm King, the Flamelurker, Vanguard, and locations spread throughout Boletaria.


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