Among the PlayStation 5's launch lineup next week is the Bluepoint remake of Demon's Souls. The studio has added a number of new features to FromSoftware's classic, including what looks like one fantastic photo mode.
Shown off today on the PlayStation blog, Demon's Souls' photo mode looks to make every vista a snapshot opportunity. Whether a hulking knight or the gleam of the sun off your shiny new armor, Demon's Souls is already looking gorgeous in this new mode. These photos are going to keep me going while I die, over and over again.
There were also screenshots of the new character creator which, thankfully, doesn't make your chosen warrior look like a monstrosity. Getting appearance just right in a Souls game is a delicate art; more often than not, my previous characters have looked like impossible horrors rather than anything resembling humanity. At least here, it seems like there are some good permutations to fiddle with.
Demon's Souls is one of several games lined up for the launch of the PS5, alongside Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The remake will be making use of several of the new PlayStation's features, including the Activities tab, which will provide a number of videos to help players out when they get stuck.
The Demon's Souls remake also represents the next-gen price bump. At launch, Demon's Souls will retail for $70, as one of several games that is being bumped up for the next generation of console hardware. Whether that stays a trend remains to be seen; Destruction AllStars, another PS5 game that was previously set to launch with the PS5 for $70, has been pushed back to next February and will be part of PS Plus at launch.
Demon's Souls will launch for the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12, 2020, alongside the new console.