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Demon’s Souls remake fixes game’s notoriously ugly character creator

Faces get a makeover for PlayStation 5 remake

A Black male character with facial tattoos made the in Demon’s Souls (2020) character editor Image: Bluepoint Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

The original Demon’s Souls for PlayStation 3 gave players an extensive suite of character creation tools, a long list of sliders that tweaked everything from cheekbones to eyebrows to jawlines. The results, however, often ranged from doofy to derpy to downright Monster Factory freak of nature. In other words, it was hard to make your Demon’s Souls character look good, which was acceptable, because you were probably going to walk around with a helmet on most of the time.

The Demon’s Souls remake for PlayStation 5 will include a similarly in-depth but now much better-looking character creator, as revealed Thursday on the PlayStation Blog.

Demon’s Souls creative director Gavin Moore said that players will be able to customize their character’s appearance with “up to 16 million permutations.”

“We’ve added many more customization options than you’ll remember from the PS3 game, and also worked hard to ensure there is a satisfying variety possible for those who wish to tinker with every slider,” Moore said. “Play as yourself, or who you want to be.”

Screenshots of Demon’s Souls’ improved character creator show off a number of presets, hairstyles, facial components, and even multiple teeth options, ranging from perfect pearly whites to full-on “summer teeth.”

A brunette woman in knight armor from Demon’s Souls’ (2020) character creation Image: Bluepoint Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment

It’s a major upgrade from the original Demon’s Souls’ character creator, which started you off looking like this by default, and generally went downhill from there.

Demon’s Souls original character creation menu Image: FromSoftware/Atlus

Players will actually want to spend some time working on their new Demon’s Souls character, because the PlayStation 5 game will also ship with a photo mode. Boletarian photographers will have plenty of picture-taking tools at their disposal, including the option to take off your character’s headgear when snapping pics. Players will even be able to apply visual filters, both in photo mode and in the main game, including one filter designed to mimic the appearance of the original PlayStation 3 game.

Demon’s Souls is coming to PlayStation 5 on the console’s launch day, Nov. 12.

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