Despite being made by a relatively smaller developer and having very little marketing compared to major PS3 titles, Demon's Souls went on to become a sleeper hit and eventually earned Game of the Year and several other awards.
The Maiden in Black: Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended.
Connection to Other Media
The Large Sword Of Moonlight - better known as the Moonlight Greatsword - is an iconic weapon that has appeared in every From Software game.
The Phalanx is both named after and physically resembles a classic battle tactic used by the Ancient Roman Army.
Maiden Astraea is named after the Greek virgin goddess of innocence and purity, reflecting her intentions in the game.
Mephistopheles is named after a demon in German folklore, most famously the Faust legend. This also foreshadows the character's true intent toward the player character.
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