To celebrate the digital release, and to take the edge off the game’s crushing difficulty for noobs, ATLUS also revealed that they will host a “World Tendency Event” between January 8th and January 14th by setting the game’s servers to Pure White. This will adjust the game’s difficulty setting to a lower level by decreasing enemy hit points, attack power, and defense, while at the same time bumping up player’s attack power.
ATLUS also announced that new areas and special NPCs will be opened up during Demon’s Souls‘ Pure White Tendency event, making this the perfect time for anyone interested in the RPG to jump in.
Check out the full press release below:
DEMON’S SOULS COMING TO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK ON 1/8/13
Celebrate With ATLUS By Experiencing a Pure White World Tendency Event from 1/8 – 1/14
ATLUS, the video game publishing brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced that Demon’s Souls, the award-winning action RPG for PlayStation®3 (PS3) Computer Entertainment System, will be coming in downloadable form to the PlayStation®Network (PSN) on 1/8/13 for $19.99.
To celebrate the release of Demon’s Souls on PSN, ATLUS is hosting a World Tendency Event for one week starting on 1/8/13 and ending on 1/14/13, setting the servers to Pure White. For those that haven’t played the game (or simply need a refresher), Pure White Tendency brings a number of changes to the game. For one, the game will be adjusted to an easier difficulty setting, where enemies will have decreased HP, attack power, and defense, while players will inflict more damage when attacking. Pure White Tendency is a rare occurance in the game so this is a great way for newcomers to learn the gameplay and immerse themselves in the world of Demon’s Souls. Additionally, enemies will drop fewer upgrade stones and more healing items. New areas and special NPCs will also be open; players just need to know where to find them.
For the game’s original launch on PS3, Demon’s Souls earned GameSpot’s “Game of the Year” award, along with “Best PS3 RPG” from IGN, and “Best RPG” and “Best New IP” from GameTrailers.com. The title received critical praise from top media:
“If you like RPGs in general, you’ll find one of the better, most challenging quests of your life” – 1UP (A)
“One of the first truly great Japanese RPGs of this generation, and certainly the most remarkable.” – Game Informer (9/10)
“Hands-down one of the most unique and rewarding games you’ll ever play.” – IGN (9.4/10)
Demon’s Souls brings revolutionary online features support with seamless interconnectivity to enhance the single-player game. Team up with two other players in simultaneous cooperative play, working together to topple some of the game’s colossal bosses, or force your way into the games of skilled players and challenge them to PvP battle. Leave hints and clues for those who will follow in your footsteps; either intentionally or through your own inadvertent demise, your bloodstains will allow your successors to view a replay of your death, hinting at how to avoid your gruesome fate. Unprecedented in its depth and subtlety, peerless in its relentlessly challenging gameplay, Demon’s Souls is the ultimate action RPG.