While admittedly all of the focus is upon Dark Souls, which comes almost two years to the date after Demon’s Souls, the folks at Atlus were quick to remind us today that they will be extended online server support for the game into 2012, without getting too specific about it. Not only that, they’ve announced that they will be holding special Pure White and Pure Black World Tendency events for this holiday.
“While it comes at significant cost to us and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionized the notion of multiplayer and online functionality in an RPG,” commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at ATLUS, “Our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever. While the reality is that one day the servers will ultimately close due to operation and maintenance costs, that day is not today, nor will it be this year. We’re excited to continue to support one of the most significant, influential games in recent memory into its third year, and we’re planning to hold more tendency events for our loyal, beloved fans. If you’ve been waiting to try Demon’s Souls or held off with concern that it was too late to join in, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to see what all the talk and awards are all about.” When asked if the fact that a Flamelurker had been spotted guarding the door to the server room had anything to do with the decision to extend the online functionality, Jabbari politely excused himself, muttering something about his mother calling him.
At $20, this is one of the best gaming investments you can make on the PS3, bar none. With support announced at least for the next few months and possibly longer, and a healthy community, it’s definitely time to get this if you don’t have it already.