The PS3 cult classic Demon’s Souls, which led to the creation of its critically acclaimed spiritual sequel, Dark Souls, is coming to the PlayStation Network as a downloadable title next Tuesday, January 8, 2012.
Developer ATLUS hit up the PlayStation Blog to make the official announcement. The game will retail for $19.99 in digital form. There is no word on if it will be discounted for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Demon’s Souls was kind of a rare phenomenon when it released back in 2009. The game originally launched in Japan, and then came Stateside nearly nine months later. The game was developed by From Software, the same folks who later developed Dark Souls, and was published by ATLUS here in North America (SCEI published the title in Japan). From there, Demon’s Soul received heaps or critical praise for its punishing, yet addictive gameplay, among other things, and went on to commercial success as well. According to ATLUS, Demon’s Souls is still the company’s best selling title ever.
If you missed the opportunity to pick up Demon’s Soul when it originally released, and you’re looking for something to play while you patiently waiting for Dark Souls 2, then this is the game for you. Look for Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation Network next Tuesday.
Erik Norris is the Gaming Editor for CraveOnline. You can follow him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.