Rumor has it that there is a game called Project Beast for the PlayStation 4 by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Dark Souls developer, From Software in the works. A supposed footage of the game has recently surfaced online.
The videos consisted of 4 webm clips and appeared originally in the /v/ subforum on 4chan. There is a compilation video and it showcases the From Software logo and a lone character who ventures through a grim fantasy environment and battles different monsters. The final part of the video sees the character approaching a menacing tentacle monster across a vast chamber.
The clip stays true to the theme of From Software?s Souls franchise and has the iconic style for the environments, themes, animations, and character designs. The video is relatively short but the character looks to be wielding a gun that makes it different from the pure fantasy weapons and magic akin to the Souls games.
The original Demon?s Souls game that launched in North America and Europe in 2009 and 2010 respectively was a collaboration of From Software and SCEJ. Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is a fan of the action role playing game and mentioned that he was interested in bringing the title and more of their related games on to the PlayStation platforms. Yoshida went on to express his disappointment that Sony passed on publishing Demon?s Souls in North America and Europe.
From Software published Dark Souls 2 last March and it was recently acquired by Japanese Media Corporation and Killer is Dead publisher Kadokawa. The deal was announced in April and has just been recently finalized. Kadokawa purchased 80 percent of From Software stock in the process. The Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is also the president and they will be working alongside Kadokawa?s internal development team to create awesome games and new IP with the focus towards the Western markets.
A lot of fans are getting very interested even with the very short trailer video with some getting worried that they don?t have a PlayStation 4 yet. A lot of this is still in the speculation stage, but the video looks to be very promising.
Leaked video is here.
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