Demon’s Souls Coming To PSN Next Week, Turns World To Pure White

By Spencer . January 3, 2013 . 1:32pm

imageDemon’s Souls is the game that keeps selling for Atlus and after a Greatest Hits re-release and a soundtrack CD bundle its finally going digital. You will be able to purchase Demon’s Souls on January 8 as a PlayStation Network download for $19.99.


Atlus will have a world tendency event and turn the servers to Pure White. This will make Demon’s Souls easier for new players with weaker enemies and more healing item drops. When the world is Pure White players will be able to access other events like the side quest where you get the Ring of Devout Prayer and opens other paths. Demon’s Souls will stay Pure White for all players from January 8 to January 14.

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  • StarWarudo

    Happy to know this game is still doing quite well.

  • Wow congrats to Atlus still getting good money from this excellent title. I see that Pure White makes it a bit easier I may just jump in again. I still have my Demon’s Souls Deluxe Edition.

  • Ahh, was just wondering when we would see this. I own the physical copy but will definitely pick this up. It’s a keeper.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    I would pick this up when I have the money. Possible faster load times?

  • DarkWaterClone

    It amazes me still that Sony passed on this. Yet at the same time has not green lighted a sequel. I could see the sequel being a big hit on the Vita or now on the PS4. I am happy for Atlus. They localize lots of great games and am thrilled they did with this one too.

    • $24431191

      Dark Souls is basically the sequel.

      • Testsubject909

        Spiritual, but a spin-off is the more accurate idea.

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          I’ve only played Demons’ Souls… how is Dark Souls?

          • Testsubject909

            More frequent save points, open world with next to no guidance and it feels easier.

            Somehow though, it didn’t seem to grasp my interest as well as Demon’s Souls did so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

          • Cazar

            Dark Souls is not open world, it is seamless world. All of the levels are interconnected but they stay true to the spirit of the type of levels found in Demon’s Souls – there is just no Nexus.

            And as someone who Platinumed Demon’s Souls before ever touching Dark Souls, I don’t feel that Dark Souls was easier. The checkpoints are slightly more frequent but for the most part they are placed strategically so not to make it too easy. And you cannot initially warp between them like you can in Demon’s Souls and many of them can never be warped to.

            The only thing about Dark Souls that may make it seem easier is the greater emphasis on co-op summons – you can even summon NPCs. Playing in co-op will make the game seem easy, but if you solo Dark Souls is a harder game IMO. Demon’s souls didn’t have curses, silver knight archers or Ornstein and Smough.

  • The article is about demon souls on the psn but then you mentioned dark souls will be available, which is it? So I guess they are turning back on the servers I seem to recall news about demon souls servers being shut down awhile ago.

    • Abend

      the servers where never shut down

      • Testsubject909

        They were at risk at one point and thanks to the boost in activity, the decision was rescinded and so the servers are still going strong. Once too much inactivity sets in, the servers will eventually get closed.

        edit: That said. There is an item you might want to grab from world 3 that can only be obtained by winning a PVP fight.

      • ahh I see, I missed the articles where they were saved from being shut down.

        • Abend

          i actually missed the articles when they where in danger of being shut down when i saw that atlus was extending them i was all like hell yes!

  • SirRichard

    Dragon Bone Smashers for everyone!

    • Testsubject909

      Sticky White Stuff too!

  • Micrll

    Guess that means that the servers will stay up for a while longer, I would assume that some of the revenue generated by selling the digital copies will go to feed the hamster powering the operation.

  • Seems like this Pure White thing might make it a good time to finally start this title. Bought it a few years ago for $16 on Christmas and still haven’t started! D:

    • Testsubject909

      It is. Let me give you a few tips exclusive to Pure White:

      1. Black Phantoms (other players invading for PVP) are weaker.

      2. First world, the castle with the dragons, will have no dragons to bother you. Pure White tends to get rid of some obstacles for you. Find your way to a clearing on the left-hand side while inside the castle. You will find a Purple Flame Shield, arguably the best large shield you will have for a long time.

      3. First world again. At the start you can go downward and to the left, there is a semi hidden staircase right before the staircase leading up to the castle. Over there is a small challenge and an executioner. Defeat her and you will gain some unique equipment.

      4. The world is interactive in ways. Remember, you can break things. Like chains that hold up corpses with loot for example.

      5. You die, you go back to the checkpoint. There’s only a single checkpoint per section. You can however open up shortcuts, these will save you a lot of time.

      6. Don’t rush unless you know what you’re doing. Knowing what you’re doing means you know your surroundings. Knowing your surroundings also means knowing your enemies. Knowing your enemies also means knowing how to deal with them. Knowing how to deal with them means knowing yourself. Don’t rush until you learn it all.

      7. World 2, the mines. If you reach the final section, in Pure White, take a direct left the moment that you can in the final segment of that world. You will find the Dragon Bone Crusher. It’s a very large sword and a very precious one.

      8. World 3, you will be able to find a key on 3-2 in the top of the towers… World 3 is also where most people tend to pee themselves out of fear.

      9. World 4. The shortcut is something you should Youtube, but anyways… If you beat the first boss of World 4, you can make yourself a very powerful unique weapon that holds various advantages. Damage increasing with your Faith stat (one of the few good ones), drains HP from your enemy when you attack and can be enchanted for extra damage, many special weapons tends to not allow that. You’ll need the soul of the first boss from World 4 and a default club. Simple.

      10. World 4. When you’ll meet with a curious fellow behind the altar. Fall down the hole. In Pure White you can get the Katana… Do… Not… Talk to the guy at the start of World 4 with the Katana in your possession. Leave it behind in storage if you don’t want to use it. If you have it on you, he’ll start attacking you. He’s a prick like that.

      11. World 5. You will be able to find a spear guarded by 3 large trolls. Be careful there. Also, after beating the final boss, you can return for a rematch with it’s Black Phantom for the prize of the heaviest weapon and arguably strongest club in the game.

      12. Back to World 1, I just remembered a general tip… Yeah. The prince dude in the armor? If he dies… don’t die and get his key… Otherwise you’ll miss out on a very wonderful sword. He’s kind of annoying to keep alive in that way. You might actually want to leave him on his little podium waiting for rescue until you got everything and feel at ease… And by that I mean complete all of World 1 and get rid of all the dragons in the way.

      Final Tip: Don’t feel too intimidated. Prepare yourself for Death. Believe it or not. If you’ve got the spirit to tackle on a challenge. This will be a lot of fun.

      There’s a lot more I could say but I think 13 tips is already a lot.

      Edit: Oh fine I lied. 2 more tips.

      Starting Character: Royalty is generally seen as the easiest to begin with. You get a ring that regenerates your MP and a spell to help you along. Personally I think Wanderer is the one that feels best, smooth attack pattern, speedy, good stamina, good starting weapon and stat that helps you multi-purpose in all areas comfortably. Templar is another choice if you want a healing spell, but the only character who has an MP regenerating item is the Royalty.

      You might lose Soul but don’t get discouraged: Losing Soul, which is both currency and EXP, might seem very aggravating. Don’t sweat it. Losing 2000 Soul early could seem like a lot of lost soul but in reality it’s pocket change. In World 4 there is an easy spot where suicide is a valid strategy to quickly rack up in the tens or hundreds of thousands of souls. There are tons of places where there are easy to kill monsters for high Soul gain, so don’t sweat it. Remember too that you lose souls, but not items. So if there’s an interesting item shining out in the distance. A suicide run, risking your life and soul for the purpose of an item that could empower you further and help you tackle the next hurdle, is a valid trade. Like the Magical damage dealing physical defense ignoring due to it’s nature MP regenerating Crescent Sword in the starting area of World 4 that’s guarded by a black skeleton on the small cliffside to your left that hugs the staircase after you go through the small archway at the very beginning of that world.

      …Just kinda of felt that these last two might really save your ass is all.

  • Asura

    I think I will finally buy Demon’s Souls (I love Dark), though I’m not sure why anybody would want to buy it digitally when the disc is the same price or cheaper…

    • Elvick

      Some people prefer the ease of digital. I don’t, but hey.

      Besides, it’s twice as much as most PS2 Classics and some PSone Classics. In that context, it’s not that bad.

      Could be worse. It could be $60. Not like it hasn’t happened before with other old games being put up on digital services for full price for some reason that no one can understand.

  • theoriginaled

    I personally always found the world tendencies to be a huge pain. no matter whether i was white or black I felt like I was missing out on something and finagling the tendencies was a huge pain to get it to where you want. Maybe its just me. I found Dark souls to be much more enjoyable because you didnt have to worry about that kind of thing and could focus on the combat more.

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