Demon’s Souls Won’t Die Until 2012

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Demon’s Souls is a game that revels in its ability to kill players in many different, unexpected, and often unfair ways. But the game itself is proving much tougher to kill off, and that is absolutely a good thing for Boletaria’s bravest, most loyal adventurers.

Eventually, Demon’s Souls‘ online servers will be shut down. Atlus USA is a smaller publishing house, and keeping the game online this long has already proven to be a “significant cost.” So it’s going to happen. Some day. But that day won’t fall in calendar year 2011.

Even with Dark Souls, the indirect sequel to From Software’s brutal role-playing classic, less than two weeks away from its multi-platform launch on PS3 and Xbox 360, Atlus is committed to keeping Demon’s Souls online for at least a few more months, announcing today that the servers will remain active into 2012. Not only that, Pure White and Pure Black World Tendency events will also return for the holidays. This game isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the official word:

“While it comes at significant cost to us and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionized the notion of multiplayer and online functionality in an RPG,” commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS, “Our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever. While the reality is that one day the servers will ultimately close due to operation and maintenance costs, that day is not today, nor will it be this year. We’re excited to continue to support one of the most significant, influential games in recent memory into its third year, and we’re planning to hold more tendency events for our loyal, beloved fans. If you’ve been waiting to try Demon’s Souls or held off with concern that it was too late to join in, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to see what all the talk and awards are all about.”

As a ‘Greatest Hit’, Demon’s Souls starts at only $20 these days, and even with an inevitable server shutdown on the table you should rush out and buy the game right now if you haven’t already. Hell, if nothing else you can treat it almost like a cheap trial run to see if you’re ready for Dark Souls.

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