Four items in Demon’s Souls on PlayStation 5 seemingly remain undiscovered, despite the game being released more than a year ago – but a prominent dataminer says they may be completely unobtainable.
Lance McDonald, who’s previously revealed secrets from Bloodborne, P.T., and God of War, tweeted that he knows the items exist in the game code but doesn’t know how to obtain them, or if it’s possible at all.
In the tweet (below), Mcdonald said, “Bluepoint Games added a number of new items to the Demon’s Souls Remake that still remain undiscovered.”
“If I knew how to get them myself, I would,” he said in a follow-up. “I just know they exist in the data. If we ever get a PS5 jailbreak, maybe I’ll be able to figure it out, but for now all I know is there’s four undiscovered items, and what they’re called.”
Bluepoint Games added a number of new items to the Demon’s Souls Remake that still remain undiscovered.
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) February 7, 2022
Speaking to IGN, McDonald didn’t reveal exactly how he came to know of the items, or what they’re called, but did speculate that developer Bluepoint Games may have simply chosen not to include the items in the final game at all.
He said: “They could have created the items completely and chosen not to actually make it possible to find them. I have no way to know at the moment.
“Bluepoint added many new items, such as gold coins, ceramic coins, the penetrator armour, grains. All of these have been well documented and some were incredibly hard to find at first. There are just four more I know of that no one knows how to access.”
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None of Bluepoint’s added items made a significiant difference to the original fabric of Demon’s Souls, interesting though they were. Gold and ceramic coins offer mild, temporary boosts and can be traded to certain NPCs for other items. Grains offer temporary resistance to fire, and most of the other new items are also basic consumables.
The biggest change is the inclusion of the Penetrator armour set that can only be obtained after trading ceramic coins for a special key, and then unlocking a door behind a hidden wall tucked away in an early level, that itself had fans stumped for weeks.
Fans have speculated that the hidden items may be another armour set, given that armour in Demon’s Souls is made up of four items. As the Penetrator set is hidden in such an intricate and fiddly way within the game, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the missing items simply hadn’t been found yet.
McDonald said “it’s hard to say” whether these items are discoverable or completely off limits. “I don’t know much about how Bluepoint feel about messing with the flow of games they remake,” he said. “I think it’s 50/50.”
When McDonald spent three months trawling through Bloodborne files in 2018 he found a number of unused assets within the game code including characters, enemies, and objects, meaning it’s entirely possible that a similar situation applies here.
That being said, FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki – the man behind the Souls games and Bloodborne – only confirmed that players had rinsed Dark Souls of all its secrets after four years, so even if the items did exist in Demon’s Souls it may be a while before they’re found.
Demon’s Souls was originally released in 2009 and started FromSoftware on the path of its difficult but rewarding RPGs, adding Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and soon Elden Ring to that lineage.
Like the original, IGN said Demon’s Souls on PS5 was “amazing”, because “a touch of smart quality of life changes and gorgeous visuals go a long way in modernizing this tough PS3 classic.”
Elden Ring, like its predecessors, will also be wrought with secrets but IGN already has you covered with our evolving guide that will cover everything from dungeons, to bosses, to the best loot.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale.