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Demon's Souls Online Support Extended To March 2011

You and your phantoms can get killed by the dragon on 1-2 for at least eight more months.

A further reminder of Demon's Souls surprising (and totally deserved) retail success came today from North American publisher Atlus when it revealed that the game's quasi-cooperative, sometimes competitive, and always terrifying online mode will now be supported until at least until March of next year.
 
When Atlus originally took over North American publishing duties for From Software's Demon's Souls (Sony originally published the game in Japan, but opted to allow other publishers to bring the game to additional territories), the game's EULA stated that the online servers would be supported for at least six months after its initial release, at which point they were free to discontinue support if the game wasn't successful. It was an absolutely reasonable assumption that a game as impenetrable and messed-up hard as Demon's Souls would not, in fact, be successful in the West.
  

 Just looking at the Tower Knight makes me tense up. Good thing he's easier now.

Against all odds, however, Demon's Souls ended up being a cult success. As a result, Atlus will extend their server support until March next year. To celebrate their choice to not flip the "off" switch, all of the Demon's Souls servers are currently filled with that Pure White Soul Tendency that makes the game much easier (at the cost of a lower drop rate for rarer items and crafting materials). 
 
So back to Boletaria, everyone! Ostrava isn't going to rescue himself, and I need to show Yurt the back side of my Meat Cleaver. I've already beaten the game once, but then, I'm not going to get all 712 skill points by whining in the Nexus
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Edited by ProfessorEss

Kinda saddening that I took so long to discover its excellence. I'm hoping hat the servers going down won't hurt the game too much for me.
 
Still, kinda stinks I know a lot of people probably disagree but I dunno, under two years seems questionable to me - especially considering the UK release a mere 7 months ago and a greastedt hits re-release 4 months ago.
 
Anyone have a link or list of details regarding how the game will change upon server shutdown?

Posted by bretthancock
@Raikoh_oni:  Any confirmation on this?
Posted by 02sfraser

This is good news. I love running about Demon Souls online, helping those less powerful than myself. Or killing them as a phantom... Mwhahaha :P

Posted by Raikoh_oni
@bretthancock:
no thats why I said maybe. Also Dark Souls has a different publisher so they will likely cut support for Demon's Souls simply out of spite.
Edited by FesteringNeon

I heard it's been extended til November now.. this is old news
edit: October

Posted by Shadow
@bukkookkub said:
" I heard it's been extended til November now.. this is old news edit: October "
Oh thank god.  I was kind of freaking out there for a few minutes when I realized that March was next week.  Damn that happened fast.
Posted by Hailinel
@Raikoh_oni said:
" @bretthancock: no thats why I said maybe. Also Dark Souls has a different publisher so they will likely cut support for Demon's Souls simply out of spite. "
There's no reason for them to do that.  Demon's Souls was financially very good to Atlus USA, and I don't see them killing the service just because Namco is publishing Dark Souls.
Posted by FesteringNeon
@Shadow said:
" @bukkookkub said:
" I heard it's been extended til November now.. this is old news edit: October "
Oh thank god.  I was kind of freaking out there for a few minutes when I realized that March was next week.  Damn that happened fast. "
Yea you'll be fine for another 7 or so months yet. Plenty of time :D ....and at that, of course online really isn't needed much after you've beaten the game once, unless you really want to do some PVP, which can be fun too. However, Dark Souls should be coming out around then, so it'll be a nice warm up, til the next game hits!