Demon’s Souls remake second gameplay trailer, screenshots

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Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developers Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio and Bluepoint Games have released the second official gameplay trailer and new screenshots for the Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5.

Several outlets have also gone up with new previews, including GameSpot (2, 3, 4), Geek Culture, IGN, Polygon. Japanese previews are available at Famitsu and GAME Watch.

Here are some new details:

  • Original creators Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware gave Bluepoint Games their blessing to remake Demon’s Souls, but were not involved in the day-to-to-day production of the game.
  • There is a new option within the Nexus where players can “store” their character, and players can change their character by paying a certain amount of souls. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio creative director Gavin Moore said: “We’ve updated the character creator and we’ve given thousands upon thousands of new permutations where you can create and you can play. And then once you’ve chosen a character, what you can do is, after you’ve paid a number of souls for it, in the Nexus you can actually kind of store your character and then go in and change your character in the Nexus.”
  • The camera has been changed, but you can change back to the old camera if you dislike the new camera.
  • There are filters that let you play in black and white, a classic filter that “harkens back to the days of the PlayStation 3,” and more.
  • World Tendency is exactly the same. The user interface has been adjusted to make it easier for the player to understand which state the World Tendency is in.
  • In the original game, players can carry hundreds of healing grasses. However, in the remake, players will have a more limited supply as the more powerful grasses such as “Full Moon Grass” will weigh more than less effective grasses.
  • “Fractured Mode is basically the Fractured World and it’s a mirror mode,” Moore said. “And actually, that’s challenging because you reverse the map.”
  • Everything that was in the original PlayStation 3 version is in the standard edition. There is also “a ton of new content to find.” But there is no sixth Archstone.
  • There are two gameplay modes: “Cinematic,” which is native 4K resolution at 30 frames per second; and “Performance,” which is dynamic 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
  • A Photo Mode is included.
  • There are no difficulty settings. “It’s true to the original.”

Here is an overview of the game, via PlayStation.com:

About

Entirely rebuilt from the ground up, this remake invites you to experience the unsettling story and ruthless combat of Demon’s Souls.

From PlayStation Studios and Bluepoint Games comes a remake of the PlayStation classic, Demon’s Souls. Entirely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced, this remake introduces the horrors of a fog-laden, dark fantasy land to a whole new generation of gamers. Those who’ve faced its trials and tribulations before, can once again challenge the darkness in stunning visual quality with incredible performance.

In his quest for power, the 12th King of Boletaria, King Allant channeled the ancient Soul Arts, awakening a demon from the dawn of time itself, The Old One. With the summoning of The Old One, a colorless fog swept across the land, unleashing nightmarish creatures that hungered for human souls. Those whose souls were stripped from them, lost their minds—left only with the desire to attack the sane that remained.

Now, Boletaria is cut off from the outside world, and the knights who dare penetrate the deep fog to free the land from its plight, are never seen again. As a lone warrior who has braved the baneful fog, you must face the hardest of challenges to earn the title “Slayer of Demons” and send The Old One back to its slumber.

Key Features

  • Discover Where the Journey Began – Experience the original brutal challenge, completely remade from the ground up. All presented in stunning visual quality with enhanced performance, this is the world of Boletaria as you have never seen it before.
  • Become the Slayer of Demons – Venture to the northern kingdom of Boletaria—a once prosperous land of knights, now beset with unspeakable creatures and ravenous demons. Meet strange characters, unhinged and twisted by the world around them, and unravel the unsettling story of Demon’s Souls.
  • Master the Arts of Sorcery and War – Perfect and hone your skills in combat—know when to push forward and when to bide your time, as with each missed swing and careless mistake, you risk losing the very souls you’ve worked so hard to collect. The rewards for slaying the strongest foes are immense though, and death does not mean the end—it’s just another state of being.
  • Face the World’s Greatest Warriors – Face the world’s greatest warriors in ferocious player-versus-player combat—with online invasions adding to the danger of your quest. Or play cooperatively by summoning allies to aid in your fight against the demons.

PlayStation 5 Features

  • Stunning Visuals – See the dark, gritty world of Demon’s Souls come to life on the PS5 console with beautifully enhanced visuals. Players can choose between two graphics modes while playing Demon’s Souls: 4K Mode (play in 4K resolution) and High Frame Rate Mode (play with a higher targeted frame rate.)
  • Fast LoadingDemon’s Souls is a game built for fast loading. Death is an inevitable part of your experience, but with fast loading, you’re able to get back into the action quickly.
  • Haptic Feedback – With haptics, the power of Demon’s Souls is in your hands, allowing you to feel the energy as you cast dark spells and bright miracles. Hold on tight as you experience the true power of terrifying bosses and demons, where clashes are enhanced by haptics technology.
  • Tempest 3D AudioTech – Immersive 3D Audio brings the horrors that lurk around each corner of Demon’s Souls to life. Hear your enemies sneak up behind you, and pinpoint fireballs and arrows as they sail towards your head. 3D Audio immerses you in not just the gameplay, but enhances the world’s believability, along with your own fears and trepidations…

Demon’s Souls is due out for PlayStation 5 on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world.

Watch the footage below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

Gameplay Trailer #2

Gameplay with Commentary

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