Demon’s Souls gamers discover new clues in locked door thriller puzzle

The Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 introduced with it a brand new thriller: a secret, tightly locked door that wasn’t within the unique PlayStation three recreation. There’s some sort of treasure behind that door, however gamers haven’t discovered a approach to open it up. What they have discovered is one other new layer to the puzzle, one which exhibits developer Bluepoint Video games received’t make this thriller simple to unravel.

Right here’s the place the hunt for solutions stands: Shortly after the PS5 and Demon’s Souls launched on Nov. 12, gamers discovered a brand new door within the recreation. That locked door was behind an illusory wall, and gamers have tried dozens of options in an try and open the door. One of many prevailing theories concerned using Gold Cash, a brand new merchandise in Demon’s Souls. (Bluepoint’s remake of Shadow of the Colossus had an identical puzzle, and that required 79 collectible cash to open.)

However amassing a bunch of cash and presenting them to the door in Demon’s Souls hasn’t labored. Nothing has — not even making an attempt to get to the treasure by breaking via the boundaries of the sport world.

In latest days, nevertheless, gamers have found one thing else new. Upon finishing the sport, a brand new possibility known as Fractured Mode turns into accessible, which mirrors your entire recreation world horizontally. In Fractured Mode, gamers have found one other new merchandise: the Ceramic Coin. This specific coin solely exhibits up within the recreation when gamers attain Pure White or Pure Black Tendency ranges whereas in Fractured Mode. These Ceramic Cash are effectively hidden, typically underneath breakable containers.

Right here’s the place Ceramic Cash get extra attention-grabbing: Bluepoint has made it unimaginable to duplicate them via a conventional methodology in Demon’s Souls, through which on-line gamers can drop objects for others to choose up. If gamers try and dupe a Ceramic Coin, it breaks (however curiously retains its usefulness as a nominal therapeutic merchandise). That might presumably imply that Bluepoint doesn’t need gamers to cheat their approach to amassing Ceramic Cash, presumably within the pursuit of buying a certain amount of them. (There are 10 recognized Ceramic Cash on this planet.)

Gamers have additionally reported that they’ve been in a position to efficiently commerce Ceramic Cash to Demon’s Souls’ avian service provider, Sparkly the Crow. Providing a Ceramic Coin to Sparkly, who prefers shiny and sparkly objects, will merely give the participant again a Ceramic Coin in return. That change has led gamers to imagine {that a} sure variety of these cash will should be traded to get one thing fascinating — maybe a key — again from the crow.

Whereas the answer to Demon’s Souls’ puzzle stays unclear, one factor is for certain: Bluepoint is having fun with watching gamers try and unravel its new thriller, as illustrated by this tweet concentrating on well-known members of the “Soulsborne” group.

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