Down in the depths of the Asia Game Show Sony had a new build of Demon’s Souls to show, but no one seemed to care. That’s what happens when you put Resident Evil 5 with co-op play and Demon’s Souls. Anyway, there was a new build tucked away in the 18+ games for grownups area and I played it.
Unlike the Tokyo Game Show demo I couldn’t build a character here. I automatically got a warrior with a shield and a short sword. Grotesque zombies lunged towards me, I slashed them, and that was about it. One new feature that was working in this build were the bloodspots. When you die in Demon’s Souls you leave a green mark. Touch one of these when you respawn and you can retrieve your soul.
The other feature, and this is something King’s Field fans might be interested in, is the build of Demon’s Souls at the Asia Game Show was entirely in English. This pretty much confirms Demon’s Souls is coming out in English at least in Hong Kong. Sony Computer Entertainment Asia is publishing Demon’s Souls this February, which is the same month Japan gets it. No word if Sony Computer Entertainment America is going to take care of Demon’s Souls here, but it seems likely that they or someone else will.
Images courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment. Photos Spencer/Siliconera.