Before “Dark Souls” or “Bloodbourne,” there was “Demon’s Souls,” the game that mixed extreme difficulty and satisfying gameplay to critical acclaim on the PS3. It looks like the first game in the “Souls” series is about to make a comeback as a Tweet from the official “Bloodborne” Twitter has hinted that the game would be coming to the PS4.
— 『Bloodborne』Official (@Bloodborne_PS4) November 27, 2015
The tweet showed a physical copy of “Demon’s Souls” with various versions of “Bloodborne.” It should be noted that the tweet itself had no words or characters, so this is an extremely vague Tweet to say the least.
An article from Destructoid speculates that a remastered version of “Demon’s Souls” will be announced on this year’s PlayStation Experience event. If true, this could be a fun addition to the console, since “Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin” was also re-released on the current-gen Sony console.
One interesting aspect about both “Bloodborne” and “Demon’s Souls” is that both games had supervision from Sony Computer Entertainment. Neither “Dark Souls” nor its sequel was supervised by the company, so the addition of a “Demon’s Souls” re-release to the event is starting to make sense.
“Demon’s Souls” brought plenty of gaming elements that developer From Software would improve upon in “Dark Souls” and “Bloodborne.” The aforementioned difficulty has already been mentioned, but the game also brought the trial and error combat to the series, along with the difficult death mechanic that required players to find the last place they died in order to get all of their experience back.
Both “Dark Souls” and “Bloodborne” would improve upon the foundation of “Demon’s Souls,” with the introduction of campfires and firearms to said titles.
“Demon’s Souls” can currently be purchased on the PS3 and has already become a Greatest Hit title for that console. Fans with a PS4 can currently pick up “Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin” and an enhanced edition of “Bloodborne,” which automatically comes with the recently released expansion pack “The Old Hunters.”