During the PlayStation 5 Showcase that was streamed on September 16th, one of the many titles Sony showed off for its upcoming platform was a remake of Demon’s Souls. It was announced that the remake of the original title in the successful Souls series of games will be coming to the PlayStation 5 in November. The game was originally developed by FromSoftware, but is being remastered by Bluepoint Games.
Demon’s Souls is an action role-playing game that originally released in 2009 for the PlayStation 3. It was initially not released outside of Japan due to the backlash the demo faced from its difficultly. However, the series became a hit when it released worldwide because of that difficulty, becoming known as a way for gamers to test their mettle. In the game’s story, players take on the role of the hero sent to save a kingdom called Boletaria, which is being consumed by evil. It also has an online mode where players can request and receive aid from other players, or duel other players if they are looking for a challenge.
The official PlayStation Twitter account refers to the remastered version of Demon’s Souls as “extended,” but no information about the potential for additional content has been stated anywhere else.
The announcement for the Demon’s Souls remake comes at the same time as the reveal of the PS Plus Collection, a way for PS Plus members to play popular PlayStation 4 titles on their PlayStation 5. This includes Bloodborne, the incredibly popular spiritual successor to the Souls series with a similar style of combat (and a similar difficulty level) produced by the same studio and director.
The Demon’s Souls remake will be released in November 2020, the same month as the release of the PlayStation 5 itself. No specific day for its release has been given at this time.