Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to bastard hard Demon's Souls, was released today in Japan. There are reports of it selling out at select shops. There are also reports of game-killing bugs.
For some gamer, during online play the game either won't progress from the main screen or freezes up.
From Software, the game's developer, is aware of these bugs and is working hard to correct them. A fix is dependent on how soon From Software is able to locate the cause of these two bugs.
Dark Souls will be released in early October in the West. Ideally, From Software would have these bugs sorted by then. Those who snag the game early, watch out: the bad guys are made incredibly punishing for those who play pre-launch. Once the game launches, they're simply punishing.