Demon’s Souls on PS5: Everything we know – release date, trailer, more - Dexerto

Demon’s Souls on PS5: Everything we know – release date, trailer, more

Published: 13/Jun/2020 20:55 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 10:49

by Meg Bethany Koepp


The beloved, yet notoriously difficult PS3 game Demon’s Souls has been remade for PlayStation 5 by Bluepoint Games, as revealed during the June 11 PS5 event. Here’s everything we know so far about the newly released remake of the title that kicked off the Soulsborne series.

Developed by FromSoftware, Demon’s Souls first released in 2009 onto the PlayStation 3. It took players to the kingdom of Boletaria. It was plagued by darkness known as the Old One, and tasked them with restoring the light. The action role-playing game is known for its difficulty spike and is definitely not something for the faint of heart.

On June 11, 2020, PlayStation revealed its PS5 console during the “Future of Gaming” event and also announced that Bluepoint Games is bringing along a remake of the first game in the Soulsborne series, much to the delight of fans.

FromSoftware (via MobyGames)
Demon’s Souls is the spiritual successor to the King’s Field games, also made by FromSoftware.

Demon’s Souls remastered for PS5

On June 11, the announcement of DS being remade for the next-gen console sent fans crazy. The game originally was met with some criticism after its release in 2009 due to its difficulty. Since then, players grew to love it after the success of the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne.

Bluepoint Games is the studio spearheading the re-envisioning. They are responsible for other remakes and remasters such as Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, both of which received high praise.

The trailer for the upcoming title starts off by showing the original opening cinematic from the PS3 game in all its remade glory – including what is presumed to be the Storm King boss flying over the Boletaria kingdom with a corpse.

Locations such as The Tower of Latria and the Shrine of Storms also make an appearance. As well, enemies like the Flamelurker and Tower Knight return, too. Veteran players will remember these as one of the RPG’s best fights.

The reveal ends with the Dragon God, which is probably one of the scariest video game bosses ever, made to look even more terrifying with the new, highly improved upon graphics. You definitely wouldn’t want to see that peering over the end of your bed at night.

Gameplay & graphics

With the release of the game on November 12, 2020, PlayStation treated fans to an epic launch trailer. This further detailed the incredible graphics and love put into this remake.

After the reveal of Fractured Mode, fans previously speculated it could have something to do with the Broken Archstone. People believed the stone was in DLC that never came. It would have allowed players access to the Land of the Giants.

However, now we know it’s a way for players to face a new challenge, as the mode features a mirrored map. This might not sound like much of a change, but levels are intrinsically designed to lead you in a certain way through an experience. Reversing and mirroring that experience flips that on its head, proving a stark contrast to what players are used to.

Demon's Souls image of a woman sitting in a church
Fan-favourite bosses are returning to the fantastic PlayStation remake.

In a prior post on the PlayStation Blog, it was revealed that players are able to choose to prioritize graphics quality or framerate. This is much like PS4 games such as Nioh and Monster Hunter: World.

Release day post

On release day, Gavin Moore, Creative Director, SIE Worldwide Studios External Development wrote a blog post celebrating the new game. He said, “I’d like to say that it has been a privilege over the past three years to work on Demon’s Souls. It’s been humbling to bring new life to a PlayStation classic so that fans of the original and a whole new generation of gamers can experience this timeless legend.”

Now, the game is yours to enjoy. Get out there and enjoy the visceral remake.

Call of Duty

Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton


If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Milano loadout Black Ops Cold War
Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

Black Ops gameplay
You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.