Demon’s Souls Remaster – PlayStation Exclusive?
November 28, 2015 - PlayStation, Retro, Video Game,
Demon’s Souls is the original game that launched the Souls series back in 2009, and it may be set for a remaster. Spawning two sequels and the inspiration for Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls was originaly only released in Japan, arriving in NA and Europe almost a year later. Now a cryptic tweet from the official Bloodborne account has left us wondering is the original action role-playing video game set for a remaster? The tweet contains no text (not even in Japanese) but does appear to be actual game boxes implying… Although I feel a Photoshop work could have added something here.
The timing of this tweet makes this even more interesting. As we reported earlier the PlayStation Experience starts in a few short days, and it is prime time for PlayStation Exclusive announcements, or at least PlayStation “exclusivity.” Bloodborne is a PS exclusive and has been heavily co-marketed by Sony. It seems there is a pretty good chance the Deamon’s Souls Remaster (if it occurs) would have some allegiance to Sony. The original Dark Souls was a multi-platform title, and was launched on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Dark Souls (which was the precursor to Demon’s Souls) was remastered for PS4 and Xbox One as Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. So there is a precedence for a Demon’s Souls Remaster, but will it be an exclusive?
If the remaster is true it could be a happy last hurrah summer for fans of the series. Dark Souls III the fourth title in the series will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in March. But FromSoftware’s president Hidetaka Miyazaki has earlier confirmed that the Souls 3 will be the final game in the series. “I don’t think it’d be the right choice to continue indefinitely creating Souls and Bloodborne games. I’m considering Dark Souls 3 to be the big closure on the series.”