Last week, during the PlayStation 5 livestream event, Demon’s Souls was revealed as a next-generation game. This isn’t just a port of the game either, it’s a full on remaster from Bluepoint Games, the same developer that worked on the Shadow of the Colossus remake. Although, it’s not quite clear if this is just a simple remaster. Check out the trailer below and read on for some thoughts on that side of things.
Remaster Or Remake?
Here’s the thing about Bluepoint Games, they remastered Shadow of the Colossus, but it’s pretty much an entirely new game. For want of a better description, that game is a remake, though it’s said to be closer to a remaster because it sticks closer to the source material.
A Demon’s Souls remaster that goes along the same lines as Shadow of the Colossus would be incredible. It would of course be a simple remaster, making the game look far better than it does on PlayStation 3 tech at the moment. However, there’s so much more that could be added to the game at this point. Bosses obviously look much better than they ever did before, and some key parts of the game seem to have been given a PlayStation 5 lick of paint as well.
I’d got as far as saying that Bluepoint Games, with the blessing of FromSoftware of course, could have added new areas, bosses, and secrets to the game. The Shadow of the Colossus remaster has loads of secrets that were in the original game, but now they’re both accessible, and server a purpose. That game also has some new collectibles that actively add to the world too, so it would make sense for the same to be true of the Demon’s Souls remaster.
I played this game when it first released, and because I had no patience, I gave up after 5 minutes. I thought it was terrible, with no introductory story, no guidance, and combat that was incredibly difficult. Having played a few Dark Souls games, and Bloodborne, since then, I’m now unbelievably excited for this game. I think we’re going to have a soulslike genre reinvigoration when it launches, and that can only be a good thing.
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