Demon’s Souls US Ship Date, Pre-Order Bonus and Deluxe Edition Announced

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Over the weekend, Atlus dropped some exciting news regarding upcoming PS3 RPG Demon’s Souls. First and most important, the game has an official North American ship date, and that date is October 6th. Of course, Atlus has been known to adjust release dates, so don’t be surprised if the date changes around a bit. October is still a ways off, after all. Plenty of time until then for schedules to change.

Atlus has also announced that Demon’s Souls will be the next member of the “Atlus Spoils” fan appreciation program, and it’ll do so in two forms. First is the Deluxe Edition, a special bundle including a 150+ page strategy guide and a collectible slipcase cover along with the game for $69.99 (standard edition will run the usual $59.99). In addition, gamers who pre-order either edition will receive a pack-in art book free of charge. Pre-orders are scheduled to begin this Wednesday, July 8th.

“Atlus Spoils is all about giving back to our fans and thanking them for their support, and we’re excited to be able to do something very special for Demon’s Souls,” stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus. “On October 6th, PLAYSTATION 3 system owners will be treated to the definitive release of what many consider to be the most innovative action RPG in recent memory. With both the standard and deluxe versions of the game accompanied by irresistible North American exclusives, like a special pre-order bonus art book, we hope this is an offer patient Demon’s Souls fans will be hard-pressed to resist.”

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