Demon’s Souls is easier for the Holidays

Los Angeles area based, ATLUS is celebrating the second anniversary of the award-winning and insanely difficult RPG Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 3.  With online support extended into 2012, it remains one of the most innovative games of all time.  In recognition of the title’s tremendous accomplishments and in gratitude to the fan community, ATLUS announced, a couple of months ago, Boletaria will shift to Pure White World Tendency.  This eased the game’s difficulty and unlocked previously inaccessible areas and items.  This was followed by a reversal to Pure Black, making the game more challenging and again and opening up more hidden secrets.

“… Demon’s Souls’ launch day, was one of the most exciting, unpredictable times in our company’s two-decade history,” commented Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at ATLUS.  “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.”

Until January 2, 2012, the world of Boletaria will again shift to Pure White World Tendency, once again easing the game’s difficulty and unlocking those inaccessible areas and items.  This holiday tendency event further demonstrates the publisher’s ongoing commitment to the game and its loyal community.  If you never picked it up or gave up because it was just too damn hard, Demon’s Souls is available now, for another go around, for the bargain price of $19.99, as a Greatest Hits title.

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