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Download Demon’s Souls on PSN Tuesday

Demon's Souls

Nich Maragos's Avatar Posted by on Jan 03, 2013 // Editor, ATLUS

Demon's Souls on PSN

A lot of unusual things go on here at ATLUS, and as a publisher known for delivering great JRPG content, Demon’s Souls represented something unique even for us: runaway mainstream success. In the years since its release, Demon’s Souls went far above and beyond our usual humble offerings, partly because it’s such a special game. It’s a Japanese-developed RPG, made by From Software, but it has a distinctly Western look and feel in the weight of its movements and the ruthlessness of its enemies and environments. It’s a single-player title, but it has a strong online component unlike anything that came before it, where you can summon other players as friendly ghosts to give you a hand, or be invaded by hostile marauders without warning. Its unsparing difficulty seemed to mark it as destined to be appreciated only by a select few, yet it’s been universally lauded (and awarded Game of the Year by a few, including GameSpot) and remains our highest-selling title ever.

Demon's Souls on PSN

Demon's Souls on PSNDemon's Souls on PSN

As a thank you to the fans who have supported it this far and kept the servers burning, we’re excited to announce that Demon’s Souls will be available on Tuesday, January 8th, as a digital download on PSN. Now you can buy it from the comfort of your own home; if you haven’t yet tried it for yourself, its price of $19.99 should be a warmer welcome than any bonfire. What’s more, to celebrate the digital launch of Demon’s Souls, we’re holding a Pure White World Tendency event from January 8th to 14th, which slightly reduces the difficulty of the game and opens up a few things that can only be accessed in the Pure White state.

Demon's Souls on PSN

So come on and find out what everyone else who’s played and loved Demon’s Souls already knows: the joys of dying over and over again. And when you do, don’t forget to leave a message for the next unfortunate wretch who’ll come after you. Our favorite? The real Demon’s Souls starts here…

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+ PunchoThaBoss on January 3rd, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

Wish we can get a Demon Souls 2 not feeling the direction Dark Souls 2 is going dumb downed for casuals.


+ saab01 on January 3rd, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

Free for Plus members Please


+ Pikmologist on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm said:

I just bought this game, I’d rather have a digital copy, though…


+ neuropunk on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm said:

Dark Souls & Demon’s Souls are both the two very best games this gen (since they’re not awful pewpews or PAAGGs like most games these days). I have 3 different Demon’s Souls platinum trophies too, but I sold them all, so I would love for this to be added to the PS+ collection.


+ Pikmologist on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm said:

This game would be nice on PS+, but I already have a copy of it. The Souls series should of stayed PS3 exclusive…


+ UnholyBahamut on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:09 pm said:

wow amazing way to support such as a great game and the developers who made it. I got Demon’s souls second-handed because I couldn’t fine a new copy of the game, but I’m buying this game on PSN to support you guys. I hope you decide someday to make Demon’s Souls 2 or atleast make a DLC for the first one. you know for the world we couldn’t warp into (the stone on the Nexus was destroyed)

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    + Nich Maragos on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:14 pm said:

    Thanks for the support! Hope you enjoy it as much this time as you did on disc.


+ subadictos on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:10 pm said:

@Nich Maragos

Of course I played Persona 4 Golden!!! In fact, it was my favorite game of the year. I loved how you improved the game from the PS2 version. I played two times for getting the true ending and fighting with M… XD

I hope we have news about Persona 5 pretty soon… or at least in the next PlayStation event on february!!! :O


+ TriangleOffense on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:

I LOVE YOU. FInally something to buy off PSN. Ive platinumed this 9 times but you better believe Im buying this the second it hits the store

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    + Nich Maragos on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:15 pm said:

    Aww, thanks! We love you too! Granted, with Demon’s Souls, it’s a tough love, but still.


+ subadictos on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:


I agree with you, not everything should be free for PLUS, but a discount would be great.

I have the game on disc but I would buy it for supporting developers if the game has a 50% discount for PLUS members.


+ kezins on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:18 pm said:

Yet another over-priced PSN game. I can buy Demon’s Souls for less in stores and trade it or give it away if I decide I’m done with it. I don’t understand why anyone would pay $20 for this digitally, but I’m sure plenty of people will buy it to keep the cycle going.


+ jaimus on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

Awesome, this was a great game. so painfully difficult yet so compelling.

this game was truly rewarding in a way that modern games seldom are not…thank you for this game.


+ So__Zetta__Slow on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:21 pm said:

Definitely excited for this, I have a physical copy, but I’m definitely going to get a downloadable one also. Any news at all about Persona 2: Eternal Punishment? I just want to know if it’s impossible, because I have so much hope for it to come out here.


+ ps_n_blog_ac on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

i love Demon souls it’s one of my favorite games…/dark souls. so it looks like you guys are keeping the servers up which is good news. i might pick this game up again if more people are online :).

PS. Any chance the knight from the trailer will appear in PS All Stars. 1) it might boost sales on demon souls 2) it will be awesome to play as him. :)

oh one more thing… i know this game is old but can you guys create a area for PVP that will be great ;)


+ Sordh on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:31 pm said:

The soundtrack will also be on PSN?
And can we have some avatars and themes?


+ gravislord on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:

For those who still don’t get it, the Publisher determines Price, PS Plus inclusion, etc…

And I do agree, a nice 20-30% PS+ discount would rock ;)


+ KrisButtar on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:

this is a must buy for anyone who doesnt have this game, i am a proud owner of this title


+ murben7 on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

one of the many reasons ATLUS is one of the greatest companies out there they take care of there fans


+ blakseed on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:48 pm said:


If I didn’t already have this game I would buy it to keep the “cycle” going. Gaming is an expensive hobby. If you can’t spend 20 bucks to get on of the best games on PS3, then it might be time for you to find a new hobby.


+ Kazesama on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Awesome! I recently got the platinum for Dark Souls and was thinking of going back to Demon’s Souls for fun and giggles. Love those games. I always dreamed of the broken stone in the Nexus being a dlc….and I still have hopes! In the meantime, I guess I’ll have some fun with the newcomers hehehe


+ Legendia667 on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

I hear this game is brutal… any truth to that?


+ RenderMonk on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

I do wish this would have been secured as a free PS+ offering. The one thing that the PS+ is missing is free RPG’s (real RPG’s, not FPS that have RPG elements). With as old as this game is, it would be a fantastic offering and addition to the service. Here’s hoping it makes it’s way to Plus in the VERY near future.


+ BoNeSaW23 on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

“Yeah, the servers are up indefinitely at this point, with no planned end date.”

So the Online portion of this game is still up!? WOO-HOO! That is AWESOME!!!
I thought it was took offline last year! That was the only thing that stopped me purchasing it a long time ago.

Count me in Nich!


+ Ghostwize on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm said:

PS Plus IGC!!!


+ SinisterHealer on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:22 pm said:

Great move adding this to the digital list, but given we can get this game for less than $20 and how old it is, the price should be $14.99, even if it’s only for PS+ members.


+ Ladykiller64 on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:33 pm said:

My favorite game this gen. Anyone who still hasn’t played it needs to do so right now.


+ lisatsunami on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:35 pm said:

Oh, oh, yay!! One of my first games as a new Playstation gamer in 2009 and it nearly killed me! I thought I was going to quit gaming completely for the first 25 – 50 hours, but Demon’s Souls instead made me a confirmed and proud gamer. I love, love, love this game. I still have the disc, but I’m going to support Atlus by buying it on Tuesday and then I’m going to take advantage of the pure white world tendency and see if I can get into that area I never could, it was something accessed from top of a circular staircase/crumbling stadium?

I haven’t read the comments yet, but I’m sure I’m not the first to say, port to Vita please?!!!!

Oh, thank you and Happy New Year, Atlus!!!

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    + Nich Maragos on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:47 pm said:

    Happy New Year to you too! And you might want to consider signing up for our Atlus Faithful mailing list ( to be alerted the next time we run a Pure Black World Tendency event, so you can see that stuff as well!


+ Dang_Man on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:



+ goatamus on January 3rd, 2013 at 4:58 pm said:

Best game as of yet on the PS3.

Sony, you want massive sales for the next gen system? Make Demon’s Souls 2 a launch title!


+ goatamus on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm said:

And thank you ATLUS for bringing this gem of a game over to us! Never heard of you guys prior, but now am a faithful Atlus faithful!


+ angelspawn77 on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:27 pm said:

Never finished this game, I’ve had it for about 3 years now I believe and I always take breaks between plays because its hard, unfortunately I’ve lost my saves 2 times due to ps3s breaking down. Also because I didn’t have the ability to copy my save for that game onto a USB drive. Thankfully with cloud saving with PS+, I can start this game over and not worry about that again. Might just start this baby up again.


+ IIL0YDII on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:34 pm said:

mp servers still working?didn’t they plan to close them for this game?


+ betuo_EL_best on January 3rd, 2013 at 5:48 pm said:

PLEASE put this game free for PS Plus users ..
it will be great beacuse the december games were bad


+ el_casual on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:11 pm said:

any chance to get in Vita??


+ PAINPAS on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:37 pm said:

Vita version?…. Please…..


+ CarrotyBow19486 on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm said:

Just bought Dark Souls a couple days ago, and started to play it like 2 hours ago, i’ll need to finish this before next tuesday!


+ Neil on January 3rd, 2013 at 6:58 pm said:

Make it Remote Play compatible for the Vita and you have yourself a deal.


+ passivefamiliar on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:14 pm said:

Well…guess i’ll be wasting $20 on this, even though i have the disc i like the idea of a digital i’ll never lose. Hope this gets it the attention it deserves, and more so i’d love to see dlc for that crumbled arch stone that was left unfinished. Give us the world of the giants!


+ nathanuc1988 on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:24 pm said:

Awesome! Such a good game! I put well over 500+ hours into it already but haven’t touched it in a couple years. I’ll grab a digi copy for my GF so she can test her skills. I think Demon’s Souls is a much better made game than Dark Souls personally.


+ perrox5000 on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:49 pm said:

Irony! Was hoping that Demon’s souls would come out in digital form to buy it, but my brother heard me crying for the game, hahaha and got me Demon and Dark souls for Chirstmas. Nice though to have it on digital. Should have done it a long time ago. Peace and Happy New year everyone.


+ KyzYz on January 3rd, 2013 at 7:56 pm said:

I need help:
if I buy all star battle royale playstation ps3 playstation Store
  even comes with cross bu for the PS Vita


+ BrianC6234 on January 3rd, 2013 at 8:22 pm said:

“Sony should’ve kept the Souls franchise exclusive.”

I don’t think Sony had anything to do with it. From is the one who made the game. Atlus published it in the US and it looks like since it did so well Namco stole it from Atlus and then had to make it multiplatform. Too bad it didn’t just stay with Atlus for the sequel.


+ passivefamiliar on January 3rd, 2013 at 8:34 pm said:

Oh, afterthought. Maybe a patch to fix some of the more abusive glitches? I’ll have a blast with the newcomers to the game. Both helping and slaying. But, fixing a glitch would be nice. Those who played should know what game breaking one i’m talking about. Those who haven’t DO NOT LOOK. It can RUIN the game for you. But if the release dlc, and a patch to fix it at the same time. Golden.

Also, GO ATLUS!. Still in the game. Watch demons souls digital outsell dark souls 2. Ha!


+ PlatinumAura on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:19 pm said:

I told my little brother just thismorning that if this title was ever made available on PSN then I’d buy it immediately. Looks I’m buying it Tuesday!! I’ll pay 20.00 It’s not a game I’d sell and really 20 for such a content filled game I’m ok with this!

please mind my bad typing abilities and I look forward to owning this game!! Thank you Atlus team! you always do such good work and I know 2013 you will only become better

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    + Nich Maragos on January 4th, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

    Thanks for the kind words! You’ve got a great game in store come Tuesday, so enjoy it!


+ Pukerat on January 3rd, 2013 at 10:45 pm said:

Oh my God, the Maneater! Trying to beat that beast without cheating was possibly the toughest encounter I’ve ever had with ANY video game boss! I did it though, and it was one of the most epic moments in my gaming life!

Demon’s Souls was truly one of the best games I’ve ever played. The only game that comes close to it in my opinion is Monster Hunter, though I haven’t played any of the most recent portable versions.

I don’t play video games much anymore, but I would buy a Demon’s Souls 2 on day one if it ever had the chance to see the light of day.


+ Ryusennin on January 3rd, 2013 at 11:52 pm said:

If you want to know why Demon’s Souls is largely superior to Dark Souls, you just need to compare Dragon God to Bed of Chaos. And that’s just one example amongst fifteen. Somewhere during the development of Dark Souls, From Software shockingly forgot how to design a great boss fight.


+ EIGHTING on January 4th, 2013 at 2:20 am said:

Will this ever be available for the Asia stores? I have the Asia version of this game and want to make sure my save is compatible with a digital version.


+ Shantoh66 on January 4th, 2013 at 3:45 am said:

Good news! Also fresh meat!


+ shadowadami on January 4th, 2013 at 4:52 am said:

bought demons souls when it first came out , great finished it without weapon upgrade and online play , then bought it again but online was pretty much gone , deffinately will buy download.


+ bombbreath on January 4th, 2013 at 6:39 am said:

Fun for all, Download it today , Thank you from your Ambassador to the Playstation Network online id:bombbreath Sony make.belive.


+ ShariusTC on January 4th, 2013 at 6:53 am said:

i really want to buy this game, but unfortunately i have all three version of this game, so i think i’ll pass this, but ihope they will put the dark souls 2 to the store when they are release the first day :))

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