New Game Plus is a feature of Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake, wherein once the Final Boss is defeated, players have the option of replaying the game with their current stats and gear. After the credits, the players will head straight into the next playthrough. Consecutive playthroughs bring new challenges as enemies have increased health and damage.

New Game + in Demon's Souls

 

Changes with Game Plus

  • Enemies have more hit points, and deal increased damage.
  • There are an unlimited number of NG+, but enemies stop getting stronger after a certain number (believed to be from NG+5)
  • Enemies grant more souls on kill. (Soul consumable items still give the same amount)

 

What carries over to New Game Plus

 

What doesn't carry over to New Game Plus

  • All Key items.
  • Unlocked shortcuts.
  • All NPC states (i.e. NPC quest progression resets, dead NPCs come back to life, NPC invaders will invade again, etc.).

To-do Checklist before New Game Plus

  • Defeat all Bosses and Mini-Bosses.
  • Do the Mephistopheles Quests.
  • Kill off NPCs to obtain their equipments and souls. (This is not recommended for inexperienced as your Character Tendency does not reset going into NG+ and Pure Black tendency you'll get from killing NPCs comes with a number of negative effects to the user.)
  • Obtain Pure Faintstone.
  • Obtain the Northern Regalia (Demonbrandt from Old King Doran and Soulbrandt from King Allant, Blacksmith Ed will be able to forge the two weapons together into Northern Regalia)
  • Weapon Upgrades.
  • Get all of the tradable items from Sparkly the Crow.
  • Collect all of the Demon's Souls available.

Notes

  • You won't be able to increase your soul level once The Maiden in Black unlocks the passage under the Nexus. This means that the next time you'll be able to increase your soul level again is when you defeat Phalanx on your next playthrough.(This also means that if you have a large amount of souls after the 1st playthrough, you will have to do your best not to die twice before defeating Phalanx again.)

 




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    • Anonymous

      20 Jul 2021 16:28  

      Anyone else feels it's bs how we can't level up until Phalanx. I mean it's not too bad because the dragon bridge is the hardest part of the level but still FFS.

      • Anonymous

        27 Jun 2021 18:02  

        Uuuhhh i got both demonbrandt and soulbrandt and didn’t go back to forge northern regalia SO DOES Tht mean I have to give the flamelurker soul again???

        • Anonymous

          19 Apr 2021 11:54  

          i need someone to invade my game, need to get Pure White Character Tendency, I'm SL 65 and No One ever invades...

          • Anonymous

            07 Jan 2021 00:51  

            I just beat the game for the first time tonight and before bed I decided to check out the difficulty quick. Got invaded and killed but I didn’t go to the nexus, I went straight to king Allant. Every time I die I keep spawning at king Allant, is this part of NG+?

            • 06 Jan 2021 11:58  

              I started NG++ two nights ago and so far I have noticed that mobs and bosses easier to beat than in NG+. Creatures are dying in one hit vs. two or more in NG+. And I am only about 5 SLs higher in NG++ than I was in NG+.

              • Anonymous

                30 Dec 2020 14:09  

                Will New Game Plus start immediately after defeating King Allant if he's the last boss? How do I forge Northern Regalia before NG+ if I don't get Soulbrandt until after I defeat King Allant?

                • Anonymous

                  25 Dec 2020 13:04  

                  Really feel that NG and NG+ Are separated in non-password multiplayer. There’s no action in NG at higher levels and this changes completely in NG+

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Dec 2020 17:30  

                    I just got started with the game on PS5 and purchased the digital deluxe edition. I played the original years ago but forgot everything, so I started with a knight/strength build and just beat Phalanx. I have 3 questions I was hoping someone could help answer:
                    1) Was wondering which build would be best suited to maximize the digital deluxe bonus items?
                    2) Is there are a stat progression or upgrade path I should follow? I'm trying to understand when I would need to have secondary stats at their recommended levels (i.e. - miracles).
                    3) It appears I would better served by consuming the Phalanx demon soul, since I already have a better weapon in the bonus weapon vs. the trade-in reward -Is that correct? Also Is this how I should evaluate all boss souls, or is this the only one I should consume?
                    Thank you for your help.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Dec 2020 10:11  

                      Do NOT kill off NPCs prior to NG+ unless you are VERY familiar with character and world tendency. In Dark Souls, doing this is fine since staring next journey expunges sin. In Demon’s Souls, Character and World Tendency DO NOT RESET with second and subsequent journeys. Going -3, -7 character or world tendency, or both will dramatically increase enemy attack power, enemy line of sight range, will lower your effective combat power, and HP.

                      • Anonymous

                        05 Dec 2020 07:14  

                        "Kill off NPCs to obtain their equipments and souls." This is a terrible advice as the character tendency does NOT reset in a new cycle and with Black chara tendency the game is much much harder.

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