Demon’s Souls was released in 2009 exclusively for PlayStation 3. This game was developed by FromSoftware and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The story follows similarly to the other games in the Souls series. The Demon’s Souls series is seen as a spiritual successor to FromSoftware’s King’s Field series.
Demon’s Souls Premise
The end is near in Boletaria of Demon’s Souls Remake as the primordial demon known as the Old One awakens from a deep sleep. The Old One awakens through the powers and release of forbidden Soul Arts. With his awakening, he influences apocalyptic events and summons powerful archdemons to assist in the destruction of humanity. The characters within the game, including the main protagonist, will need to kill the fallen king of Boletaria and put the Old One back into eternal sleep. Amongst single-player modes, Demon’s Souls offers multiplayer modes to allow players to co-op and world invasions.
Main Characters in the Game
Demon’s Souls Remake’s main protagonist is the Slayer of Demons. There are no other character’s players can assume the role of, but there are characters within the game that are pivotal to the storyline.
- Stockpile Thomas: Keeper of items players either already have or may need throughout the game.
- Blacksmith Boldwin: Blacksmith to repair equipment and sell items.
- Maiden in Black: Summons the Slayer of Demons soul to the Nexus.
- The Monumental: The last pillar sustaining the Nexus and the sanity of the world.
Demon’s Souls Titles in the Series
Demon’s Souls is a PlayStation 3 exclusive release with several other titles in the series that are just as great as this one.
- King’s Field (1994)
- Demon’s Souls (2009)
- Dark Souls I (2011)
- Dark Souls II (2014)
- The Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC (2014)
- Scholar of the First Sin (2015)
- Bloodborne (2015
- Dark Souls III (2016)
- Dark Souls Remastered (2018)
- Demon’s Souls Remake (2020)
Demon’s Souls Cheats and Codes
Set the system date to October 31. The enemies will be more difficult, but will have better rewards when defeated.
After defeating the first Boss at the Shrine Of Storms, your next task is to go to a room below. When you walk in you will be greeted by three Lesser Demons at the level you are on with more at the bottom. Kill the three at your level first, then walk back to the door that you used to enter. Use your bow, and shoot at the demon with the scythe (resembles death). This kills all remaining demons in the immediate area, resulting in approximately 4,500 Souls. Go to the Archstone from the Boss to teleport to the Nexus. Go back, and repeat the process as many times as desired. Note: Equip the Ring Of Alvarice (soul booster) to get approximately 5,250 to 5,500 Souls each time.
Press the PS button, and select “Quit Game” immediately as your character dies and before the game has a chance to auto save. Reload your saved game to start near where you were originally with all your Souls.
Boletarian Palace mausoleum key
Ostrava has the key to the mausoleum in Boletarian Palace. You normally have to save his life three times to get the key, but he usually gives you useless items. You can kill him the first time you meet him and take the key. He is very easy to kill. This is especially useful for new players, as there is a chance that Ostrava can die while you are playing, and you will then lose your opportunity to get the key.
Hidden items in Boletarian Palace
Once you kill the Red Dragon, you can go back to Boletarian Palace where the two dragons were sleeping (before the bridge to the main gate lever) and get bonus items without the dragons being present. You will get the Ring Of Strength, Ring Of Fire Resistance, and Renounced Hero Soul.
Blinding the Maneaters
Equip the Dark Silver shield (it can be obtained from Garl Vinland at the last area of World 5). The Maneaters’ snake tails will sometimes imbue them with a yellow power. If you stand directly in front of them and guard when the snake rises above the rest of the creature, the flash of yellow will temporarily blind the Maneater, allowing for one or two heavy hits before dodging. It is not known if this works with other shields.
Fighting the Old One early
Defeat Vanguard at the end of the tutorial level. You will then be sent to a new area with a large dragon outside the windows, soldier’s souls, and some items. Once you go outside, the Old One will kill you and send you to the Nexus to continue the game.
Defeating the Red Dragon
To kill the Red Dragon on the bridge going to the Tower Knight, get a crossbow and 100 bolts. Go to the top of the first tower on the bridge. Kill the two archers. Players will see three archer windows. Go to the one on the far right. This may require approximately 20 to 30 minutes, but it is worth it. Lock on to the dragon every time he swoops down to burn the bridge. You will eventually kill him and get approximately 8,000 souls and his lead soul.
Is there a weakness in Demon’s Souls?
Enemies are hostile entities that roam the Boletarian realms. All of them have special attacks, strengths, and weaknesses and most of them will respawn whenever the player dies.
Is there a difference in Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls?
They are both action role playing video games developed by FromSoftware. Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls share similarities but also have several differences that set them apart.
Which game is harder, Dark Souls or Demon’s Souls?
It is tough to say which is more difficult. The thing about it is that the gameplay styles differ in certain areas which does not inherently affect whether one is more difficult than the other. One thing that is different is the boss battles.