He is also wrong. Sony owns the Demon's Souls IP, Sony is also the publisher of Dark Souls in Japan. I wonder if a deal was made there??? Meanwhile we got interviews with Namco-Bandai execs saying to your face "I know it looks like a sequel to Demon's Souls but it is not, the games have nothing to do with each other." It takes more than similar gameplay to be a sequel, or are you saying Doom is a sequel to Wolfenstein?
" @xyzygy said:You I've spoken to a mod on the Demon's Souls wiki web site and he says that Dark Souls for all intent and purposes is Demon's Souls 2 with a different name. He said Sony only owns the Demon's Souls name but not the IP. Seems odd. What a miss Sony. THen agin no one really expect this game to be received the way it did. Sony missed the boat on this one. This game could have potential system seller but ohh well. At least xbox only gamers will get to enjoy it too, right? Share the love and the fucking frustration...LOL OHH NO. I just realized. An update version of Maneater. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO "
" I don't get how From can get away with this though. Can't they be stopped from making this multiplatform just by the freaking art assets? I mean the armor and weapons like like they're literally out of Demon's Souls. Unless Sony owns absolutely nothing but the name, couldn't From be treading on thin ice? "
PS: If you think the art assets are identical you obviously wore blinders during the trailer or just paid no attention during your time with Demon's Souls.