Atlus keeping multiplayer component of From Software's brutal action RPG alive beyond next month's release of Dark Souls.
The days grow few until Namco Bandai releases From Software's Dark Souls for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but Atlus isn't ready to put down that title's spiritual predecessor. Today, the publisher confirmed that it will continue to support Demon's Souls' online functionality into 2012.
GameSpot's 2009 Game of the Year, Demon's Souls drew wide acclaim for its innovative online functionality. On a cooperative level, these features allow gamers to leave hints and warnings of things to come, as well as replay death sequences and team up with one another. Players could also invade one another's single-player games to add a new level of threat to the already-dangerous environments.
Set in the medieval kingdom of Boletaria, Demon's Souls calls upon gamers to cleanse the land of a demonic scourge unwittingly unleashed by the king in a misguided grab for power. Players will also be able to customize character skills and equipment to the task, relying on melee, projectile, and magic attacks to send the cursed creatures back from whence they came.