Famitsu Details Demon’s Souls’ Spiritual Successor
Remember Project Dark? Of course you do; it’s been haunting your dreams since it was first announced. From Software’s follow-up/spiritual successor (some call it a sequel because they’re stupid and/or hit whores) to Demon’s Souls has been featured in Famitsu, and it now has a real name, at least according to them: Dark Souls. (It’s like System Shock to Bioshock.)
Famitsu says the game will, somehow, be harder than Demon’s Souls, and that instead of having a hub connecting five areas, the entire game will take place in one continuous world. The online aspects are still in place, and Famitsu seems to indicate there will also be cooperative play of some sort.
Aside from the structural similarities, though, the game is its own deal with a completely new story that does not tie in with Demon’s Souls.
The other big twist provided by Famitsu is that the game will be multi-plat when it comes to the West; most of the world will be able to get it on PS3 and 360, while in Japan it will be PS3-only.
I really have no idea if it is possible to be happy about new info about this game. I get kinda depressed just thinking about it.