Demon’s Souls Gets a Newly Listed Rating by the ESRB

 

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[Credits: ATLUS USA]

 It’s a sad day when you realize the Demon’s Souls online servers have been shut down. Since the news broke, fans around the world have become an echoing chamber of pleas for a PlayStation 4 remake of the title. Oddly enough, something has happened that may make their hearts skip a beat, and many gamers alike begin to hold their breath for news regarding this matter: The ESRB has a new rating for the game, which went live on their website earlier today.

 

While the rating for the game is for the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but rather for the PlayStation 3 version, there could still be hope. Just remember, this isn’t any form of confirmation from ATLUS or Sony themselves, but rather, could just be a re-listing due to the online elements of the game having been shut down.

Here’s the newly revised version of the ESRB rating:

This is a role-playing game (RPG) in which players attempt to save the medieval kingdom of Boletaria from demons. Players manage a number of stats (e.g., strength, endurance, intelligence) and inventory items while battling humans, animals, and supernatural enemies. Players use melee weapons (swords and axes), bows for ranged attacks, and magical spells to kill an assortment of enemies (e.g., human soldiers, dogs and rats, giant insects, demons). Attacks usually result in large clouds of dark red blood; blood appears splattered on walls, floors, and around corpses in several environments. During one boss battle, blood continually spurts out of the wound of a demon’s stomach and covers a large portion of the floor.

While the game does maintain its M-Rating and is a listing of the ATLUS USA title, we can confirm that the “online interactions not rated by the ESRB,” has been removed from the ESRB rating itself. For now, we’re going to have to just cross our fingers and hope a studio such as Bluepoint Games can team up with SIE Japan in order to bring the game back to life as a remarkable remaster of the PS3 classic.


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.

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