Atlus has announced both the North American release date and the pre-order bonuses for their first PlayStation 3 title, Demon's Souls.
The game is an open-ended fantasy action RPG that allows the player to create their own character and face off against monsters, making use of a plethora of various weapons, which alter the gameplay.
In addition to a standard version of the game, which includes a new boxart exclusive to the North American release, a deluxe version will also be available, which will include a 150+ page strategy guide (not available for retail) and a collectible outer slipcase. Players who pre-order either version, will also receive an art book featuring designs and concept sketches.
To quote: "Atlus Spoils is all about giving back to our fans and thanking them for their support, and we're excited to be able to do something very special for Demon's Souls," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atlus.
"On October 6th, PlayStation 3 system owners will be treated to the definitive release of what many consider to be the most innovative action RPG in recent memory.
With both the standard and deluxe versions of the game accompanied by irresistible North American exclusives, like a special pre-order bonus art book, we hope this is an offer patient Demon's Souls fans will be hard-pressed to resist."
Demon's Souls will be available on the PlayStation 3 on October 6th in North America. The standard version will retail for $59.99, and the deluxe version will retail for $69.99. If you wish to pre-order the deluxe version, orders are planned to begin on July 8th.