WIN! Demon’s Souls PS3 Black Phantom Edition

WIN! Demon’s Souls PS3 Black Phantom Edition

There are few games as brutally demanding as From Software’s Demon’s Souls, the PlayStation 3 exclusive RPG out this week. Which is why you’ll really earn it if you manage to win a copy.

Thanks to Namco Bandai, we have FIVE copies of Demon’s Souls on PS3 to give away this week. All five are Black Phantom Editions, too, containing the game, the CD soundtrack, a hardcover artbook and a strategy guide. We’re giving away one each day this week. And this being Friday is your final chance to win.

So how do you win?

Demon’s Souls takes an unusual approach to online play. You can use stones to jump into the games of other players to both help them and harass them. Players can also leave messages – advice, warnings, poetry and gibberish – etched into the game world for others to read.

We want you to write a message for your fellow competition entrants to read. Leave your message in the comments below by midnight tonight to be in the running to win. The wittiest and most creative messages will win.

As usual, no multiple entries please. And remember, this is your last chance to win!

And Thursday’s winner is… thistler, who tickled my punny bone with:

“Wanted: Brave cobbler for shoeing Demon’s Soles.”

Shouts out to Clintoon, Marty Luther, Loleon and Thomas Lee. So close!

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  • LOOOOOOPY, LOOOOOOOOOOOOPY!!! As my sidekick, my partner in.. er partnering, my trusted steed, PLEASE respond with an awesome good comment to maketh me thy champ!!!1!3

    I bet the bludger wont even read this as he STILL hasn’t bought a PS3… *sulks*

  • “Boletaria’s latest hit music sensation have just released their latest album, Demons Soul. Featuring covers of some amazing, and fantastically appropriate music”
    “Featuring covers of such greats as “Oops I Did It Again” “Hit That Demon One More Time” and “Soul Sister”, they’ll be capturing your soul in no time!”

  • Wanted: Flux capacitor and De Lorean. Need to gun it to 88 and travel back to Monday to steal poohblums winning entry

  • I like Demon’s Souls because of its “grittiness”; which is like enjoying authentic Central American water for the dysentery.

  • If you wanna fight, don’t flee.
    And don’t you hack, hack, hack, hack.
    Just call me up at 555-S-O-U-L

  • Are Souls troubling you? Piles of Demons just itching to be killed? Use “A-Soul-Aid” for fast, effective relief every time!

  • _____ _____
    E | ____/ O /
    ___ | / __/
    | | _/ __/
    | | |[] __/
    | | \__/
    | |______
    | \ LEGEND David Wildgoose – O
    | __ \ Dungeon Entrance – E
    | | |_ \ Teleporter – []
    | | \ \ Monster – M
    | | \ \ Fire Pit – {}
    | | \ \ Treasure Chest – T
    |T{}| \ \
    |___| \ M[]\
    \____\

    Yes… David is a legend =D
    You gotta try everything, right?

  • To advertise here contact ‘David Wildgoose’ on +61 2 9947 2920!

    *I hope you split the commission on this!?!

  • Hero one “what are you putting those shoes on for?”
    Hero two “so i can run fast”
    Hero one “you won’t out run a demon with them”
    Hero two “i don’t have to, just as long as i run faster than you”

  • Your souls will be safe with me – for three easy payments of – this game is too hard – this game is unfair – #%@!% – plus freight

  • A problem has been detected and your central nervous system has been shut down to prevent damage to your soul.

    The problem seems to be caused by the following file: SPCMDMON.SLS

    YOU_HAVE_DIED

    If this is the first time you’ve seen this game over screen, restart your character. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to make sure any new armour or spells are properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your armour or spell manufacturer for any skill updates you might need.

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed armour or spells. Disable BODY memory options such as remorse or optimism. If you need to use Phantom Mode to remove or disable dismemberment, restart your character, press X to select Black Eye Stone Options, and then select Phantom Mode.

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFD3094c2, 0x00000001, 0xFBFE7617, 0x0000000)

    *** SPCDMON.SLS – Carcass FBFE7617 base at FBFE5000, DateStamp 3d6dd67c

    Beginning dump of physical body.
    Physical body dump complete.
    Contact your soul administrator or emotional support group for further assistance.

  • A message clearly written prior to this week:
    “What…is the cost of an imported Demon’s Souls?”

    Scrawled underneath:
    “What do you mean? An American or Japanese import?”

  • 1. I am sometimes thought of as a lizard or even a snake
    2. I am said to have a “firey” personality
    3. In certain cultures i’ve taught humans how to speak
    4. In a famous film I my voice was that of the great Sir Sean Connery
    5. Greeks would say I’m δρακων
    6. In a BBC series I’ve helped and passed wisdom on to a certain famous wizard
    7. My skin is said to be stronger than any iron or steel
    8. My domain is from the sky to the ground
    9. My home is that of a cave
    10. My name is also found in a certain bioware game
    11. A family member of mine was slain by Cadmus in Greece
    12. I lay eggs
    13. Chinese use us in a festival
    14. I’ve been known to guard great treasures
    15. My blood is said to be magical
    16. Some would relate me to “Greed”
    17. Armies would fall to me, trying to achieve the greatest honor of trying to slay me
    18. Villages would often leave maidens outside my home to please me
    19. Everywhere would know as symbol of “evil” but in china we’re known to be “beneficent”
    20. To slay me one would aim for my stomach

    What am I?

    If you work that out you know what lies ahead good luck!!!

  • WANTED [STOP]
    GHOSTLY FRIENDS TO TACKLE DEMON [STOP]
    COURAGE AND PATIENCE ESSENTIAL [STOP]
    BLACK PHANTOMS NEED NOT APPLY [STOP]

  • Come one! Come all!
    BBQ in Hell’s Kitchen this weekend!
    Vegetarians not welcome! You don’t make friends with salad!
    Sausages and various innards provided in limited quantities!
    Bring your own Rissouls!
    Free amusements for the kids! Killrides and deathrow-alley games! Take your pick (then jam it in someones back!)
    Lucky door prize! Win an all expenses paid funeral!
    See you in Hell! BE THERE!

  • You’ve been at this for four days, and the closest you’ve manage is an honourable mention, most likely not even that. You still have two games to finish and let’s not even talk about your pile of shame. Your boss keeps walking past and you’re looking more and more nervous with each anxious non-imaginative thought. Its game time buddy, I’m in your head, mimicking you in my mind.

    Sit this one out, Junior you don’t have the Stones, and just watch the big boys play!

  • Surrender my brothers. In the end none of you will be able to lay your hands on the Demon’s Souls. Only the master of this domain can choose the worthy warriors. And he prefers warriors who are able to tickle his funny bones with wanted requests or ridiculously long riddle.

    You may think you have what it takes… However I will prove today, that I will be the last person to retrieve this prestigious prize.

    “How?”, you ask? Simple. Because I am his father.

  • Boletaria, ruled by a King,
    Greed for power, he did a dumb thing,
    Awakened the Old One,
    The Fog doomed everyone,
    Those who live are Demon’s Souldiering.

  • If you look on the demon souls map, and see David Wildgoose at the top of the Legend.
    It isnt the list of map legends.
    David IS the legend on the map =D

  • That’s it, enough is enough! I have had it with these motha ****en demons in this motha ****en kingdom!

  • Why am I writing his note when I’m about to get eaten by a Demon? Shouldn’t I be running away or fighting it? ‘Tis the paradox of the video game hero.

  • Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for using your puns to enter the Kingdom of Boletaria.

  • I get paid $5 for every person who dies because they were too busy reading this to notice what was sneaking up on them.

  • ATTN HEROES: Beware James Brown and his “Famous Flames”, they possess incredibly high levels of soul. Also, feigns defeat by being covered by cape, then returns with a vengeance. The “Percy Sledge” large hammer will greatly assist in this battle.

  • Notice:
    I will personally cook a sumptuous 3-course meal for anyone who won/wins one of these and gives it to me.

  • For the last four days my life did revolve,
    around winning a new copy of Demon’s Souls.

    Day after day I avoided the path true and tried,
    but I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

    And all over the office I was getting plenty of lols,
    but it was never enough to touch Wildgoose’s (demon’s) Soul.

    But lo and behold I see to my chagrin,
    that one of my puns had given another the win.

    So a message to you all as you try climb the impossible steeple,
    Puns don’t kill people, people kill people.

  • L-l-look at you, Black Phantom. A p-p-pathetic spirit of Scraping Spear and Cling Ring, cursing and swearing as you leave blood stains in my corridors. H-h-how can you challenge a perfect, impossible game?

  • Attention: Visit the Nexus for all your soul-diering needs. You can find us through an archstone or death. Come back soon.

  • .–. .-. — / – .. .–. —… / .– .- … – .. -. –. / – .. — . / – .-. .- -. … .-.. .- – .. -. –. / -.-. — -.. . … / –. .. …- . … / -.. . — — -. … / – …. . / -.-. …. .- -. -.-. . / – — / … -. . .- -.- / ..- .–. / — -. / -.– — ..- .-.-.-

  • Look in the mirror behind you
    To see what’s infront of you
    That is now behind you
    See your shadow
    The souls inside it are not yours
    We want them back

  • The next boss is about as hard as pronouncing ‘Demon’s Souls’ so it’s distinct from ‘Demon Souls’.

    Try it.

    See, there is something harder than this game!

  • Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Boletaria. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the Demon’s Souls in the castle of…BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT!

  • “Where the hell is Merlin, when I need him?!” – (Future king) Prince Arthur Pendragon

    (Nuff said!)

  • I come to prove a point. When we face monsters with violence they will respond in kind and our perpetual conflict will never cease. Ahh a horrifying demon, stay your blade, for the sake of the future of both our peoples we must make peace! Let us lay down our arms and embrace as friends
    .
    .
    .
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ITS EATING MY LEGS!
    .
    .
    .
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HELP ME!
    .
    .
    .
    KILL THIS BASTARD DEMON!
    .
    .
    .
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…….

  • Feeling bored this winter?
    Sick of games that allow you to pause, and save – right there in the very menu?
    Think it defeats the purpose?

    Then try Demon’s Souls! This new product from From Software will agonise and torture you over the lack of saving!
    Never save when you need it!
    Always save when you lose horribly!

    Demon’s Souls – Buy it today!

    And for much loved followers, try New & Improved Demon’s Souls – Now with less save points!

  • Demon’s Souls is an incredibly difficult game. So much so that you will probably throw your controller at the TV in anger whilst playing it, thus breaking your TV and crushing your spirits. Consider that when entering this competition, maybe you should not enter? In fact, I am willing to take the risk for you.

  • FORWAAAAAAARD MARCH!

    I don’t know what I’ve been told!
    Sun’s still shinin’ but I feel cold!
    As much as I want Aussie goals!
    Is to win a copy of Demon’s Souls!

    I was naked once and on the run!
    When a demon cut off my “unspoken”!…
    so this is my rifle, this is my gun!
    Both are for fighting, there is no pun!

  • If one doth encounter a mousy flame-haired maiden, I implore you to be vigilant!
    This wench may travel with you, aid you on your quest, but she is hungry for power!

    In the dark of the night, while you rest your head, she will strike! When the sun rises you will be just another man, unfit to travel, slay or govern a country!

    Again, traveller, be vigilant!

  • Wanted, Matt DEaMON’s soul, will pay a premium if in good condition (i.e. before the making of Green Zone).

  • A wild Kotaku competitor has appeared!
    “Farmville on the iphone” I choose you!
    Kotaku competitor uses Bad Meme Reference.
    It’s not very effective.
    Farmville on the iphone uses 1000 Wasted Hours.
    It’s super effective!
    Kotaku competitor has missed the competition!
    Farmville on the iphone receives 100xp.
    You receive Demon’s Souls Black Phantom Edition.

  • To win this prize all you have to do is sign a paper that says I can have your soul. I need a soul, Kotaku — any soul. Yours! *hiss*

  • Wanted new adventuring partner.

    Must be able to carry share of loot
    has own weapon and armour

    preference will be given to those that
    look more tasty then me or runs slower
    than myself

  • “It’s 106 miles to Boletaria. We’ve got a horse full of hay, half a flagon of mead, it’s dark and we’re wearing sun helms.

    Hit it.”

  • Alan hesitated for a moment before his fingers fell on the typewriter.
    He was taking a huge risk, trying to escape from the dark presence like this, but if it worked and there was a limit to it’s power, trying to make the kingdom of Boletaria real would end it.
    The creature would burn out, the world would return to normal and he and Alice would be released.
    He just had to make sure the darkness didn’t take control of the narrative again…

    Alan screamed and rolled to one side as stone splintered in the place he had occupied mere moments ago.
    How had it been possible?
    The darkness couldn’t have changed the entire world into this nightmare, nothing could!
    His gun didn’t exist in this world, and his torch burned instead of shining.
    There was no darkness, but the evil was far more substantial.
    He just had to survive until…

  • Are you a phantom that’s feeling Blue? Help out a fellow warrior – it’ll make you feel more soulful. (This has been an announcement from Beyondbluephantom – Help Fight Depression, Insanity, Repeated Death, Demons, The Old One and Plague in Boletaria)

  • Livin a viva loca

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  • Demon’s souls are not redeemable for cash. Do not attempt to buy the game with demon’s souls, as this may cause irreperable damage to our society, ecosystem, and economy.

    Do also note that the Australian Demon’s Souls will have a tax placed on all soul mining.

  • Be wary those who further tread,
    The beast ahead may slice you dead,
    i stopped to warn the rest of you,
    it has one weakness, this is true,
    Wait until it bears its claws,
    then– what the f**k?
    I can’t pause!?!?
    Damn, these creatures, Now I’m through,
    Not long to live so i say to you,
    The beast is fearsome, tough and quick,
    That goddamn beast can suck my—

  • First Japan, but the Samurai & Ninjas were expected. They could not halt the demons.

    Next was the rest of Asia with Shaolin Monks, Burmese Ghurkas, Malaysian stick fighters & Pakistani cricketers. But the demons were aware and had prepared.

    Most recently was North America. They tried to poison the demons with deep-fried doughnuts burgers and bacon flavoured ice cream (with fries), but the demons were not deterred for they already knew their appetites were up to the task.

    Now Australia. The demons know little and we have been watching them. Brute force will not defeat them, we must be cunning, we must surprise them and do the unexpected. We will show them what it means to be an Aussie.
    .
    .
    .
    RELEASE THE SHEEP!

  • Friends, I come with a tale; a tale to warn you of the perils of obsession and overdedication…a tale…of the

    REPERCUSSIONS OF EVIL

    William Stalvern waited. The water above him wobbled and dropped all around him. There were demons in the dungeon. He didn’t see them, but had expected them now for years. His warnings to Ceptan Joson were not listenend to and now it was too late. Far too late for now, anyway.
    William was a knight for fourteen years. When he was young he watched the mounted knights and he said to dad “I want to be on the horses daddy.”
    Dad said “No! You will BE KILL BY DEMONS”
    There was a time when he believed him. Then as he got oldered he stopped. But now in the dungeon of the Boletarian palace he knew there were demons.
    “This is Joson” William heard him calling. “You must fight the demons!”
    So William gotted his fire magic and blew up the wall.
    “HE GOING TO KILL US” said the demons
    “I will shoot at him” said the superdemon and he fired a soul ray. William fireballed at him and tried to blew him up. But then the ceiling fell and they were trapped and not able to kill.
    “No! I must kill the demons” he shouted. He heard Joson call “No, William. You are the demons”
    And then William was a zombie.

  • Will you guys stop leaving messages everywhere written in blood?
    As helpful as the comments may be it’s kind of hard when it also attracts every demon within pain delivery range…..

  • What ever lies ahead will most likely, probably, maybe, 100% destroy you. Think about your souls: ‘To lose or not to lose?’ That is the question. ;D

  • Asimovy used Persistant Entries.

    It was ineffective!

    Kotaku AU used Thought Of Buying Demon’s Souls.

    It was super effective!

    Asimovy has fainted.

  • It’s hard to be witty
    So please take some pity
    And award this game
    To a fellow who is lame.

    I can’t bring the lolz
    But I’d love Demon’s Souls.
    Is it possible that self-deprecation
    Could earn me a copy for Playstation?

    I don’t have the cash
    To afford this hack ‘n’ slash.
    I’m fulltime at uni
    So my bank balance is puny.

    No coin and no wit.
    And now rhyming like a tit.
    I implore your sympathy
    To gift me this RPG.

    On my hands and knees
    I’m begging you, please.
    My lack of dignity may sicken
    But at least I have chicken.

  • A Message from 2009…

    You have reached the BORDERLANDS, beyond this sign you will the RED’s, one of the many FACTION’s that inhabit the lands, who use GUERRILLA like tactics. As you progress through the corridors the SHADOWs may give you a COMPLEX.

    Be careful and not lay waste to the friendlies inside, otherwise you will likely create your own HOUSE OF THE DEAD who will turn against you, that HALO will fall right off and not even an ORBITAL DROP SHICK TROOPER could save you.

    Don’t be a wuss though, your attacks must be BRUTAL for your LEGEND to grow, just like a FLOWER overcoming brick and mortar. There are DEMON’s ahead who sap the very SOULS of men, move quickly and silently like an ASSASSIN, this is my CREED TOO (2) you.

    If you don’t believe me, then may BATMAN himself come down and drag your crazy ass over to ARKHAM ASYLUM!

    Sadly this message is a FAR CRY from the message in 2… ummm, yeah that’s right, 2008.

  • A new characters on Demon Souls bears death from birth. The player fears death, but lives only to die.It starts with Boletaria.Boletaria becomes fear.Fear leads to frustration… frustration leads to lack of focus… lack of focus leads to suffering…The only cure for this fear is total focus and stratergy.You will become a victim of your own fear. You can only save yourself by harvesting the origin of all things – the soul.
    Now, the theory is undeniable. Your participation in this competition proves it. All things live to perish. At last, life has uncovered this truth. Now, it is time to end this competition…. by electing me as the winner off this round and thus rejecting the urge to purge anyone else off their live by giving them access to this game… the choice is yours gentlemen… your soul or theirs.

  • Beware intrepid adventurer. Beyond lies my ex-wife. Not only will she suck the life out of you, but also your souls.

  • Go to a mirror. Look. Look closer. Over there, to your right. That little speck off to the side. No, look up a little. Yes, that’s it. That’s me. That’s me with the copy of Demon’s Souls you could have won if you hadn’t listened to that little demon on your shoulder…

  • Coming to you on a dusty road
    Good Black Phantom Smashing, I got a truck load
    And when they get it, they got something
    Don’t worry, ’cause I’m coming

    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man

    Got what I got the hard way
    And I make it better, each and every day
    So Blue Phantom, don’t you fret
    ‘Cause you ain’t seen nothing yet

    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man

    I was brought up in a Nexus
    I learned how to soul-collect before I could eat
    I was educated at Boletaria
    When I start explorin, whoa I can’t stop

    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man

    Just grab your stones and I’ll pull you in
    Give you hope and be your only soul-friend
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man
    I’m a soul man, I’m a soul man

    I’m talking about a soul man, soul man
    {Ad lib. to fade}

  • Warning: Do NOT listen to the Greenies of Bolateria! Despite what they say, equipping your armour with solar panels WILL NOT imbue you with “Soular Power”.

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