'Demon's Souls' unleashed on Europe and Pal-Asia

Acclaimed PlayStation 3 Action RPG Title Debuts across EMEA and Asia-Pacific Regions in Exclusive Retail Limited Edition

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NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S., one of the video game industry's leading distribution, marketing and sales companies, today announced the Europe and PAL Asia launch of Demon’s Souls exclusively for PlayStation®3 (PS3TM). The universally acclaimed action RPG title from renowned Japanese publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) is available as an exclusive European limited edition retail pack containing the game, soundtrack CD, a new artbook and a brand new strategy guide.

The European version of the game features the English voiceover with fully localised subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The exclusive new strategy guide has been written by two passionate North American fans of the game in collaboration with the entire fan community, offering European fans a unique and exciting insight into the innermost workings of the game universe.

Demon's Souls is a darkly beautiful and uniquely captivating RPG experience that takes players on an unforgiving journey into the kingdom of Boletaria, a blighted fantasy universe inspired by medieval Europe. The revolutionary online connectivity delivers a seamless adventure for an enhanced single player experience or an exhilarating multiplayer game. Work together to overthrow awe-inspiring bosses, or alternatively, force your way into the games of other skilled players, challenging them to deadly PvP battles.

Along your journey you can leave hints and clues for those who will come after you, and whether intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, bloodstains you leave behind will let your successors view a replay of your death, giving them clues to help them avoid your unpleasant fate. Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, Demon's Souls is the ultimate action RPG.

Awarding it a review score of 9.4/10, IGN described the game as “utterly unique“ and one that “absolutely, positively should not be missed”. UK magazine GamesTM credited it as being “a game unlike any other ever made” while awarding a perfect score of 10/10. Alongside the media plaudits, the game has inspired a committed audience of passionate fans around the world.