Demon's Souls Will Get Japanese Voice Work for PS5 Version

Demon's Souls remake for PS5 will be getting Japanese voice work. A first since the original PS3 version only featured English voice acting.

November 7, 2020

According to a post from the Japanese PlayStation blog, it has been revealed that Demon’s Souls will be getting Japanese voice acting for the PS5 remake. This is a brand new addition and pretty big news since the original PS3 version only had English voice work.

The main Demon’s Souls Japanese voice cast features Saori Hayami as the Maiden in Black, Ryoko Shiraishi as the Monumental, Katsuhisa Hoki as Old King Allant, Fumiko Orikasa as Maiden Astraea, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ostrava of Boletaria, and Ken Narita as the Crestfallen Warrior.

The cast will also include Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna, Taitem Kusunoki, Mie Sonozaki, Ryota Takeuchi, Mutsumi Tamura, Cho, Rica Fukami, Issei Futamata, Kotono Mitsuishi, Masuo Amada, Nobuaki Kanemitsu, Naomi Kusumi, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Toshiko Sawada, Masanori Takeda, Mitsuaki Hoshino, and Hiroshi Yanaka.

A recent State of Play video detailed some of the upgrades made to Demon’s Souls‘ graphics, gameplay, sound design, and more.

According to the video, enemy attack patterns and movement are all exactly the same but benefit from the title running at 60FPS. This is because the developers are using the original code for the core gameplay mechanics. There’s also a performance mode, which reportedly features the aforementioned 60FPS and dynamic 4K resolution, and a cinematic mode that runs at native 4K and 30FPS. However, a recent detailed analysis from Digital Foundry has revealed that the game misses that 4K benchmark at actually runs at 1440p 60FPS.

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Sound quality, as mentioned before, has seen a massive improvement as well. Players will be able to hear human foes preparing to ambush you from behind, creatures slithering around in lower floors and more. You can watch the full video posted above to find out much more about the game.

According to a previous PlayStation blog post, the character creation mode is extremely robust and allows for players to customize some beautiful protagonists for photo mode. And speaking of the photo mode you’ll have several filters and options for composing that perfect shot. You’ll also be able to use the filters outside of photo mode, which will allow you to finetune the game’s visuals to your liking.

It was also announced that Demon’s Souls will have a Digital Deluxe Edition. This version of the game will cost $89.99 and will only be available via the PlayStation Store. Compared to the standard edition, you’ll gain access to a number of in-game items including specific armor and weapons. Additionally, you’ll also be able to net the game’s original soundtrack for your listening pleasure.

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