One of the most impressive Demon’s Souls Remake features in PS5 will be the ability to allow players to avenge their deaths much faster. In addition, Demon’s Souls official store announces new pre-order bonus weapon and then removes it.
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[Original Post – 22/6/2020] In this new video by Digital Foundry we can watch some of the new graphical upgrades that Demons Souls Remake has, compared to its original PS3 equivalent.
More specifically there are a lot of changes and improvements in the world and bosses design, in the color range, in the cutscenes/cinematics and in the gameplay. Corridors that were pretty empty and poor-designed in the original game, have been redesigned with a darker and more gothic style creating a perfect Souls atmosphere. They are also filled with ivy and weeds, giving a more artistic touch to the game.
The only “problem” is the new updated range of colors. Like in the Diablo franchise, many fans love the old-school dark gritty PS3 Demons Souls. The remake has a wider range of colors and an increased brightness. While i find it amazing, I’m pretty sure many hardcore players will disagree with this particular feature.
Cutscenes, cinematics and lore moments are also improved with the new graphical upgrade. If you want an example you can watch the part with the Vanguard tutorial fight. Speaking of the Vanguard, bosses are also remodelled with a lot of high quality details and additions.
Finally, the gameplay is a lot smoothier, without graphical tears and issues that the PS3 original had. We have embeded the video above for you to watch.
Not many details were announced about the Demon’s Souls remake, but we did get a look at the updated graphics, and Sony confirmed it is being developed by Bluepoint Studios and Japan Studio. According to the video description on YouTube, the Demon’s Souls remake features a new “Fractured Mode.” Players will also be able to choose between two graphics modes in the remake: “one focused on fidelity, and one focused on frame rate.” The release date of Demons Souls Remastered is not known yet, but we will update the article as soon as it is announced.
[UPDATE 1 – 1/9/2020] One of the most impressive Demon’s Souls Remake features in PS5 will be the ability to allow players to avenge their deaths much faster.
According to the developers of Demon’s Souls Remake, the game will use the full power of the next-gen console’s SSD in order to load data at an insane speed. “As developers, we are already changing the way we think about the SSD,” creative director Gavin Moore stated. “We see it not just as storage but also memory, utilising the speed of the SSD to load data at blistering speeds, bringing you straight back into the action to avenge your many deaths.” Moore continues.
To be honest, the loading time of Demon’s Souls at PlayStation 3 was fine, in contrast with the eternal loading screens on Bloodborne. I’m really excited to check how this new SSD utilization will work on the upcoming title because, let’s face it, everyone wants to return to his corpse immediately.
[UPDATE 2 – 17/9/2020] The price of the game has been announced and pre-orders are live now.
Finally, the legendary remake of Demon’s Souls is available for a pre-order. The game will release alongside PS5 on November 12. The remake will arrive with detailed graphics, 4K resoultion and 60 fps. Unfortunately, Demon’s Souls will cost 70$ instead of this generation’s typical 60$. Keep in mind that there are no collectors or special editions of the game. If you are looking to pre-order, be sure to check Walmart, GameStop and BestBuy.
[UPDATE 3 – 18/9/2020] Demon’s Souls official store announces new pre-order bonus weapon and then removes it.
The Demon’s Souls store advertised, for several hours, a Reaper Scythe weapon as a pre-order bonus. The weapon uses the same model as the Shrine of Storms Reapers’ blades and it requires both strength and dexterity in order to use it. Redditor Cosmic-Vagabond was the first who noticed the offer and uploaded a screenshot on Reddit. Unfortunately, the developers decided to remove the weapon and the game currently has no other pre-order bonuses.
The inscription on the weapon reads, “The Reaper Scythe weapon – Once wielded by sorcerers who commanded the spirits of the dead. A pole weapon with a curved blade on one end that is so sharp that they say it can sever your soul from your body. The Reaper Scythe can mow down many targets in a single blow but is difficult to handle and requires both strength and dexterity to use”. It is currently unknown why the offer was removed and if there will be any gifts for pre-ordering. One thing is for sure and that is new weapons and items are added to the game.