Now, if you’re unfamiliar with Demon’s Souls, getting up-to-speed should be as easy as checking out the blogs we’re featuring in the official game message boards, hitting up the game’s official website, and checking out the great PlayStation Eye chat we had with the incredibly awesome Jeff Rubenstein.
As you may already know, we’re offering fans who pre-order either version of the game (Standard or Deluxe, at participating retailers only) a full-color, 40-page art book featuring sketches, designs, and renders that wonderfully show off the game’s gritty medieval aesthetic. On its own, this is a pretty nice bonus (says the publisher offering it), considering it is being thrown in at no additional cost to the customer, but we’ve recently decided to take things a step further:
Resist, if you dare.
In addition to the art book, fans who pre-order will now ALSO receive the game’s FULL soundtrack CD. That’s right, we’re going to throw 24 tracks (about 71 minutes) of music into the pre-order bonus as well. And if you’ve ever heard the game in action, you likely know that the music is haunting, atmospheric, sweeping, and orchestral. Don’t worry, people who have already pre-ordered: the music disc is secured on the back inside cover of the art book, so you won’t miss out!
So, whether you reserve (at participating retailers) the Standard edition of the game, which would net you the game, art book, and soundtrack CD, or whether you upgrade to the Deluxe edition, which gets you the game, a 150+ page strategy guide, a collectible slip case, the game’s complete musical score, and a premium art book, you’re going to be getting a heck of a deal.
Sample from Official Demon’s Souls Strategy Guide
Of course, these extras are in addition to all the changes and enhancements coming to the North American release of the gaming, such as:
- All-new North American cover art
- All-new North American online servers (which ensures a level playing field for newcomers)
- An improved localization, which addresses many grammar/inaccuracy issues from the overseas version
Join us, won’t you, as we venture into the Kingdom of Boletaria on October 6th, 2009. It’s going to be a tough battle to deliver the realm from evil, but hey, at least you’ll have a ton of free swag to comfort yourself if you happen to reserve your copy today.
Until next time, friends.