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Dark Souls Determined to Break Your Soul and Sanity in October

Good luck with this one, friends.

Demon's Souls was one of the most surprising--and easily the most difficult--releases in 2009. From Software is wasting no time with a sequel--er, spiritual successor. Dark Souls has been described as more or less an unofficial sequel to Demon's Souls, which mean only the most hardcore should apply here.

When will you have a chance to play Dark Souls? The answer is October. October something something. There's no specific date yet but the same month of Halloween is fitting. One can begin preparation...now.

As for me, I vastly prefer watching other people suffer through these games. This shall be no different.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Demon's Souls was one of the most surprising--and easily the most difficult--releases in 2009. From Software is wasting no time with a sequel--er, spiritual successor. Dark Souls has been described as more or less an unofficial sequel to Demon's Souls, which mean only the most hardcore should apply here.

When will you have a chance to play Dark Souls? The answer is October. October something something. There's no specific date yet but the same month of Halloween is fitting. One can begin preparation...now.

As for me, I vastly prefer watching other people suffer through these games. This shall be no different.

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Posted by EverFrost

Aww yeah

Posted by JoshyLee

Can't wait.

Edited by NTM

You mean releases in 2009? Anyways, Demon's souls isn't exactly hard, it's just time consuming since you have to keep upgrading and grinding. The only way it's hard is if you're expecting to run right through it like any other game. This game looks epic, literally.
Posted by The_Laughing_Man

So ya....demon souls multiplatform 

Posted by AuthenticM

The true Demon's Souls starts here.

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Posted by perilator666

i can't help but chuckle when people say demon's souls was hard.

Posted by Rolento

Gonna be so good.  Cannot wait.

Posted by Sayishere

Never completed Demons souls, but will freaking pick this up.

Posted by Yummylee

I suppose the trailer will be posted separate? Always looks rather weird when it's split like that, like GB's posting the same story twice; once in text, then video.

Posted by Hooded

2009 homie.

Posted by buft

Demon souls is like easier than barbiee games! I ess bezzt playar evar at this game! lame that anyone would find it hard when i can beat it from scratch in like 12 seconds without touching controller!!!

Posted by Chemin

Platinum in Demon's Souls. Planning to shed my sanity over this one too.

Posted by benjaebe

It literally looks just like Demons Souls, and I couldn't be happier about that. Christ, the animations are even the same. I can't wait.

Posted by ZmillA

want

Posted by Keegs

Yay - bring on MOAR creepy mindflayer badguys!

Posted by jford

I think Demon's Souls came out in 2009.

Posted by freakin9

People that dismissed this game as "that hard game" I think missed out.  Eventually the game got easier and sometimes you wanted to die due to the way the game worked, which was especially cool.

Posted by Olivaw

Am I the only one who loves the look and lore of Demon's Souls?

Because that shit is cool as hell.

Posted by PieGuy

I'll need to get to grips with Demon's Souls. Not a user friendly game and wears down your patience.

Love the game, it is amazing. The sense of reward for beating a world is second to none. However get 3/4 through and die then die again losing 200,000 souls. OMGWTF NOOOOOOO! Yeah I'll get back to this game someday.

Posted by yyZiggurat

This is one of my 2011 Must Buys.  I'll miss Atlus' preorder bonuses.

Posted by FesteringNeon

How can you post this.. and not anger us. : /
fuuucccccckkkkk

Posted by Yummylee
@buft said:
" Demon souls is like easier than barbiee games! I ess bezzt playar evar at this game! lame that anyone would find it hard when i can beat it from scratch in like 12 seconds without touching controller!!! "
Nah man demonz lulz wos lik the hardst gaem eva n lik teh cunnat cuntrals wear so frikin brken n teh gaem wudnt let me run n gun n only fag masochinamen w00 hate demselvs pluyd dis!!!
Edited by RuneseekerMireille

This game is gonna be great! Demon's Souls was easily the best game I've played in years, and I can't wait for it's sequel!
...I think I'm actually more exited for this than Skyrim, now that I've seen the trailer!

Posted by AlexW00d
@jford said:
" I think Demon's Souls came out in 2009. "
It was early '09 in Japan, late '09 in the states, and then mid '10 for the rest of the world.
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Posted by Akeldama

Stoked!

Posted by Brendan
@Abyssfull said:
" @buft said:
" Demon souls is like easier than barbiee games! I ess bezzt playar evar at this game! lame that anyone would find it hard when i can beat it from scratch in like 12 seconds without touching controller!!! "
Nah man demonz lulz wos lik the hardst gaem eva n lik teh cunnat cuntrals wear so frikin brken n teh gaem wudnt let me run n gun n only fag masochinamen w00 hate demselvs pluyd dis!!! "
You should both of you be ashamed of yourselves.
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Posted by Korolev

Well, now I know what to get my brother for Christmas. 

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Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Good thing I'll be finished college by then, because this is one of thoooOOOOOooose games.

Posted by Yummylee
@Brendan said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" @buft said:
" Demon souls is like easier than barbiee games! I ess bezzt playar evar at this game! lame that anyone would find it hard when i can beat it from scratch in like 12 seconds without touching controller!!! "
Nah man demonz lulz wos lik the hardst gaem eva n lik teh cunnat cuntrals wear so frikin brken n teh gaem wudnt let me run n gun n only fag masochinamen w00 hate demselvs pluyd dis!!! "
You should both of you be ashamed of yourselves. "
I put a lot of work into that. Surprises me to no end the skill some people must posses to type like that on daily basis. Anywhoo the deed is done, the double-negative is in place, and I shall stand by my toils! Now off with you and your judgements! U_U
Posted by RustySpoon

I watched a friend punch a chair across the room while playing Demons Souls. Yes, punch.

Posted by uniform

Looking forward to it. Approaching obstacles with caution instead of rushing and button mashing your way through can help alleviate suffering through the first game. I'll use the same tactics when playing Dark Souls. Thanks for the news.

Posted by Bwast
@RustySpoon said:
" I watched a friend punch a chair across the room while playing Demons Souls. Yes, punch. "
Would your friend happen to be a Captain?
Posted by Mayu_Zane

Loved Demon's Souls. Looking forward to getting my skull caved in by Dark Souls.

Posted by animateria

It was hard... but not THAT hard.

Posted by Grissefar

YES!!!!!

But where is the trailer, grr.

Posted by Jimi

Awesome! Looks like my october is planned.


This is making me want to start a NG+++ in demons souls though...
Posted by m0rdr3d


Demon's Souls is a game of high risk/reward and that's why it's gotten a "bad" rep.  But if you just use caution and approach it with decent tactics it's not very difficult.

Don't miss out, people.

Posted by powerpc127
@Korolev said:
" Well, now I know what to get my brother for Christmas.  "
You're sick :D
Posted by Nasar7

First day purchase. Considering getting it on 360 just to invade and murder all those delicious Demon's Souls virgins. So pumped for this.

Posted by Rayeth

Going to be awesome.  If the two versions are on par it might be hilarious to play it on 360 and see all the tears all over again.

Posted by StealthRaptor

October something something? Didn't know it was a leap year...




Ba-dum cshh!

Posted by metalsnakezero

Smart idea to have it come out on Halloween month.
I look forward to dying again.

Posted by metalsnakezero
@powerpc127 said:
" @Korolev said:
" Well, now I know what to get my brother for Christmas.  "
You're sick :D "
I got my copy of Demon's souls on Christmas. Best present I ever got.
Posted by Hailinel

Sweet.  Demon's Souls kicked my ass, but I'd still give Dark Souls a shot.

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Edited by wolf_blitzer85

I missed out on the first one, but since this one is coming to 360 I am totally on board with this style of gameplay.

I wanna hurt.

Posted by swamplord666

Currently losing my sanity over flamelurker... le-fucking-sigh...

Posted by JackSukeru

My only gripe with what I've seen so far is that I wish that they would have just called it Dark's Souls.

Posted by Solh0und

The first game made a man out of us all.

Posted by DigitalOpiate

Can't wait, DS is my favorite ps3 exclusive. Its really wasn't that hard if you took the time to figure out the world.

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