It released in the US last year in October and came to Europe just last month. Demanding fans convinced Namco Bandai to give it to the West.
The online portion of Demon's Souls is employed in a rather unique way. Deaths from other players and even messages are left behind in others game worlds if they connect online, warning others of dangers that lie ahead.
Have you picked up a copy of Demon's Souls, videogamer? It's no kiddy RPG.