Namco Bandai Partners are bringing the modern classic Demon's Souls to the PlayStation Network. Servers will be supported, so you can invade, inform and take down abominations with phantom friends without the need of physical media. That the world might be mended.
If you've been putting off Demon's Souls, now may be the time. Heed the warnings about its difficulty, but unfortunately that's all a lot of people talk about. Beyond the difficulty there's skillful, understated narrative, creepy Japanese horror, a perfect combat system, and plenty of new ideas. Perhaps it's mostly because of those new ideas that it's a good thing Demon's Souls is immortalised in the virtual halls of the cloud.
There was a bit of a scare last year when the Demon's Souls servers were going to be taken down for good. Luckily, the situation was averted less than a week before the irreversible fog completely enveloped the land of Boletaria.
Namco Bandai have confirmed that European servers will be live for the PSN release, which will be available in the ANZ region from January 23rd. Aussies will pay $29.95, whereas those in New Zealand will be set back $37.90.