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Demon’s Souls Digital Deluxe Edition Causes Outrage

PlayStation has officially opened pre-orders for the upcoming PS5 launch title, Demon’s Souls.

A full remake of the 2009 classic, the title is a Day One purchase for lots of gamers. However, the newly-announced Digital Deluxe Edition of the game has caused outrage across social media.

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A number of editions of Demon’s Souls have been revealed, but only one is causing concern for some players: the Digital Deluxe Edition.

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Demon’s Souls Digital Deluxe Edition, as confirmed by PlayStation, will retail for an RRP of $89.99 USD/£89.99 GBP, and will include the following:

  • Full game
  • Legendary Hero Soul
  • Renowned Warrior Soul
  • Storied Warrior Soul
  • Red-Eye Knight Armor
  • Boletarian Royalty Armor
  • Ritual Blade
  • Hoplite Shield
  • Ring of Longevity
  • Preservation Grains
  • Phosphorescent Grains
  • Bearbug Grains
  • Large Hardstone Shard
  • Moonlightstone Shard
  • Original soundtrack

In case you missed it, that’s a whopping $30 USD more for 13 in-game items and the soundtrack. As you can imagine, gamers absolutely aren’t pleased with the price difference – and what you’re getting for your money.

Responding to the news on Twitter, one user criticised: “All of these are obtainable in game you just get them from the start with the digital deluxe version. Kinda dumb/pointless imo not really worth the extra money.”

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Another complained:”These aren’t bonuses, that’s how they try and sell it to you. These are things already made and in the game but they cut out and ‘bundle’ them with a deluxe edition to quite simply make more money.”

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A third accused the special edition game of being a cash-grab, stating: “A faithful Demons Souls remake wouldn’t give you the option of a load of digital deluxe bonus items.”

Despite the controversy, many people are still happy to part with their cash for the upcoming Digital Deluxe Edition.

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If you want to nab yourself all the goodies from Day One, you can find out more about the Demon’s Souls Deluxe Edition – and the other variants – via PlayStation.

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