From the recently released gameplay footage, Bluepoint Games’ remake of Demon’s Souls looks to be a mostly faithful recreation on the surface. However, to go along with graphics overhaul, the PS5 version of Demon’s Souls won’t be a strict one-to-one remake, or so it seems based on new details from the game’s digital deluxe version.
The digital deluxe will include new items, armor, and weapons that weren’t previously available in the game. One of these weapons, the Reaper Scythe, was already publicly known as it is available as an exclusive pre-order bonus. The weapon was actually in the original game though it was wielded by the Reaper in the Shrine of Storms.
Players will finally be able to get their hands on the Scythe themselves. On a PlayStation blog, it has been described as “a pole weapon with a curved blade on one end that is so sharp that they say it can sever your soul from your body. It can mow down many targets in a single blow, but is difficult to handle and requires both strength and dexterity to use.”
Fans of the game will be in for a treat that goes beyond a single weapon. According to the listing on PlayStation.com, the PS5 version of Demon’s Souls will include an assortment of new items so long as you’re willing to spend a little extra.
The following items are those you can expect with the purchase of the Demon’s Souls digital deluxe edition:
- Red-Eye Knight Armor
- Boletarian Royalty Armor
- Ritual Blade
- Hoplite Shield
- Ring of Longevity
- Preservation Grains
- Phosphorescent Grains
- Bearbug Grains
A few of these items appear to be new drops from existing enemies, including the Red-Eye Knight’s armor and the Boletarian Royalty Armor which appears to be clothing based on Old King Allant’s garb. You may recognize the giant cleaver used by the Gold Skeleton as the Ritual Blade and can expect the Hoplite Shield to drop from Hoplites.
Most of the items on the list have actually appeared in the original title in one way or another but have never been available to players. The Ring of Longevity is not an item that existed previously and, as far as I know, but could act similarly to an item previously obtainable. The grains, by name, one would assume that two out of three would be tied to Phosphorescent Slugs and Bearbugs that can be found in the original Demon’s Souls. The Preservation Grains, on the other hand, remain something of a mystery.
Regardless, players will get their shot at claiming these items once Demon’s Souls launches alongside the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12.
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