The latest rumor comes by way of Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast, where at the 1:26:10 mark, podcast host Colin Moriarty expresses his surprise that “one game in particular, a remaster that’s coming out for PlayStation 4” wasn’t announced at the recent State of Play.
He then follows it by saying “the soul still burns.”
Fans have taken this to be a hint or even confirmation that the game in question is Demon’s Souls.
There have been rumors for a while now that Bluepoint Games is working on Demon’s Souls, although Bluepoint’s next project is a remake/”re-envisioning” of a game, rather than a remaster.
So, let’s take a closer look at this hint.
There is nothing about the conversation that inherently points toward Demon’s Souls. It just needs to be a game that would be remastered for the PlayStation 4 and be big enough to be expected in the State of Play. And the hint is “the soul still burns.”
Soul -> Demon’s Souls; the connection there is clear enough.
Strangely, however, looking up that exact phrase brings up an entirely different series, Soulcalibur (which I always thought was Soul Calibur until today). I saw one person say “the soul still burns” is a phrase used when you choose “continue” after dying, although I couldn’t confirm that myself. Regardless, searching for that phrase brings up reviews, discussions, and announcements related to the Soulcalibur games.
So this actually makes me wonder if the mysterious remaster is actually of Soul Edge/Soul Blade, the arcade game that preceded Soulcalibur, or one of the early Soulcalibur games.
What do you think? Is this mysterious hint a sign of an upcoming Demon’s Souls remaster, a Soul Edge or Soulcalibur remaster, or something else entirely?---
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