Demon's Souls PS5 Gameplay: First Hour, Character Creation

One hour of Demon's Souls gameplay that might help if you won't get a PS5 on November 12 but would like to pretend you did.

November 11, 2020

As we head towards the Future of Gaming™ and the launch of PS5, Famitsu held on November 11 a special PS5 stream with some gameplay of launch titles, including Demon’s Souls. For over an hour, we got to see everything you’ll probably see tomorrow. Assuming you managed to preorder a PS5 and will be lucky enough to actually receive a package on expected delivery date during a pandemic. Starting with the remake’s startup settings, asking you to pick between English or Japanese, and setting up the screen settings such as luminosity and contrast. We got to take peeks at the intro, the title screen and the character creation. Following that point, we got a showcase of the first hour of Demon’s Souls on PS5, with the first boss battle, and our first visit to the hub.

You can watch all the Demon’s Souls PS5 remake gameplay from Famitsu below:

Demon’s Souls is the first game of the Souls series by FromSoftware and is a spiritual successor to the King’s Field series started on PlayStation 1 in 1994. Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the Souls series that started with this PS3 game released in 2009, is cult not simply because it’s hard, since it’s not like everyone is a masochist, but in how it’s hard. However it’s only through the later game, Dark Souls, created with more creative freedom, that the series truly exploded and influenced the real future of gaming for years now.

The PS5 Demon’s Souls remake, by Bluepoint Games, looks to be pretty much the same game but prettier. With the same maps, enemy locations, items, and stats. It’s the best PS5 launch title for those who’d like to (re)discover the Souls series.

PS5 and Demon’s Souls will be available for those who preordered Sony’s console in America starting November 12. In Europe, PlayStation 5 launches on November 19. Demon’s Souls is a PS5 exclusive, but DualShockers isn’t, and we’ve got some tips for Xbox Series X and Series S as well.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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