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Demon’s Souls Remake: Everything we know about the PS5 launch title

FromSoftware’s unstoppable reign over the gaming industry wouldn’t have been possible without Demon’s Souls. This PS3 exclusive quietly launched in 2009 and slowly but surely cemented itself as an unforgettable cult classic. 

Now – Bluepoint Games is reviving this beloved icon as a PS5 launch title, ensuring it stands alongside modern blockbusters despite its original formula having been improved upon and constantly evolving ever since. The gaming world is a very different place nowadays, so here’s hoping Demon’s Souls will fit right in. 

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about the Demon’s Souls Remake including all the latest news, gameplay, release date, trailers and more. 

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Demon’s Souls Remake release date – when is it coming out?

Bluepoint Games’ Demon’s Souls Remake is planned to be a launch title for PlayStation 5, although Sony is yet to confirm exactly when the console itself will be arriving. 

We know it will be before the end of this year, and November feels a safe bet so it’s in the home of gamers in time for Christmas. We’ll be sure to update this article as soon as we learn more.

Demon’s Souls Remake trailer – how does it look?

You can watch the reveal trailer for Demon’s Souls Remake below, which features some gorgeously reimagined environments from the original game alongside some iconic boss battles hardcore fans are bound to remember: 

Demon’s Souls gameplay – what are the big changes on PS5?

If we’re being brutally honest, Demon’s Souls hasn’t aged particularly well. It was FromSoftware’s first foray into what would become the iconic ‘Soulsborne’ genre, and so a number of its mechanics and features have been refined and enhanced in the years since. 

Knowing this, we sincerely hope that Bluepoint Games has taken the original experience and made it so the Kingdom of Boletaria stands up against its modern siblings. The combat of Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have set massive standards for the world of real-time combat, and with any luck Demon’s Souls will stand proudly alongside them. 

On the PlayStation Blog following its announcement, Sony said that Demon’s Souls Remake will be a “ remake of the PlayStation classic” which supports beautiful shadow effects and ray tracing, players can choose between two graphics modes while playing: one focused on fidelity, and one focused on frame rate.”

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Demon’s Souls, unlike its successors, featured a number of different levels which were accessed from a sprawling hub known as “The Nexus” which featured its own cast of distinct characters and environments. It evolved alongside the unfolding story, and each locale you travelled to was grim, adventurous and perfectly unpredictable in its ample challenge. We hope this identity is intact in the remake, although Bluepoint are free to make their own mark on the cult classic.

 

 

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