Oct 7, 2011

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Demon’s Souls Celebrates 2 Years

Demon’s Souls Celebrates 2 Years

To celebrate the two year anniversary of Demon’s Souls, Atlus has decided to divide October into two Pure World Tendency events. From now until October 17th, fans can enjoy an easier experience with the Pure White World Tendency. Then until the end of the month, the difficulty gets more brutal with the Pure Black World Tendency. Each tendency has items accessible only during these events.

President and CEO of Atlus, Shinichi Suzuki remarked:

“When people get together to talk about games that have forever changed the face of the industry, Demon’s Souls remains one of the most salient titles to discuss. From the beginning, we were honored to be involved with so daring a project.  We endeavored to pour every bit as much of ourselves into how we promoted, packaged, and supported the game as developer FROM Software obviously had.  Upon its North American release, there was already a strong, growing community of fans.  They received the game, its relevance, and its accomplishments with such great passion and earnestness; we made it our highest priority to not let them down.  We are incredibly proud to continue to support the game’s online functionality and host World Tendency events as long as we can.  We’re not just the game’s publisher: we’re fans, too.”

Tim Pivnicvy, VP of Marketing and Sales, also commented:

“Two years ago today, Demon’s Souls’ launch day, was one of the most exciting, unpredictable times in our company’s two-decade history. We recognized the caliber of the game.  We were certain that fears about it being too challenging for our market were unfounded.  Still, we had no idea what to expect.  Our modest launch was immediately exhausted, as was the physical pre-order gift at participating retailers, a collectible booklet containing a tangible 24-track, 71 minute soundtrack CD and 36 pages of full color artwork printed on deluxe paper.  Our painstakingly designed and assembled Deluxe Edition–still the only place our official 160-page strategy guide was ever made available–disappeared before the month was up.  It became a phenomenon, our biggest title ever.  Most importantly, Demon’s Souls has achieved a rare status of prestige, owed to the tireless support and promotion of the game from the best community of fans in the world.  It’s easy for some to take that kind of support for granted, but for us, it would be straight up 5-2.”
For those who still haven’t picked up this great hit, you can find it at any video game retailer for the low price of $19.99. Now is a good time to lose yourself in the game because once the 17th has passed and the Pure White World Tendency is over, you’ll get a more difficult experience.


[Source: Atlus]