Here’s what’s behind the strange new door in Bluepoint Games’ remake.
As you’ve no doubt heard, there’s a mysterious door in Bluepoint Games’ remake of Demon’s Souls that wasn’t present in the original. This is located in Boletarian Palace behind the Tower Knight but what does it offer? Spoilers: It’s a brand-spanking new set of armor based on a familiar foe.
As discovered by Distortion2 (check the YouTube video below), this is the Penetrator’s armor. To open the door, you’ll need to gather the new Ceramic Coins. These appear in Fractured Mode, which serves as a mirror mode for the game and could prove somewhat of a challenge. Make sure you’re well-equipped before taking it on.
Best Starting Class
PS3 players who experienced the original Demon’s Souls will know about the Royalty class. It’s arguably the best starting class thanks to the spells it can wield and the starting items, namely Soul Arrow which is a good projectile spell and the Fragrant Ring which regenerates one MP per four seconds. You also get the Silver Catalyst, which increases MP by 20 percent, and the Silver Coronet helm which provides an additional 10 percent MP.
So essentially, put points into the Magic stat for more damage and into the Intelligence stat to learn additional spells. Useful items like the Ring of Magical Sharpness will increase spell damage and can be found in 4F of the Tower of Latria. Then there’s the Insanity Catalyst, an upgrade for the Silver Catalyst that provides increased magic attack damage but 50 percent less MP overall. Pick it up with the Old Monk’s Soul.
Now we get to the good stuff. Instead of the Insanity Catalyst, you can trade the Old Monk’s Soul to Sage Freyke in the Prison of Hope for the Homing Soul Arrow. Soul Ray, a better version of Soul Arrow, can also be acquired from Freyke by trading the Doll Demon’s Soul. Then there’s God’s Wrath, a Miracle obtained from the Dragon God’s Soul. On top of dealing obscene damage, it also hits enemies through walls.
Last but not least, trade the Old Hero’s Soul to Saint Urbain to get Second Chance. This is a Revival spell that triggers on death and resurrects you with 50 percent HP. It’s simply perfect, especially for new players who want some extra insurance.
It’s also worth noting that the Royalty class is equipped with the Rapier, which can be used to attack even if one’s shield is raised. This makes it exceptional for parrying attacks but it deals some pretty good damage on its own. For more details on the best weapons, armor and rings in the game, check out our guide here.