Nakamura: Right from the initial concept stages, when we were still working from key words like "ancient dragon", "chaos demon" and "undead" I thought long and hard about how to create something fresh and new for the people who played Demon's Souls.
Miyazaki: The demon in the Undead Asylum, the Taurus and Capra demons - in fact, the majority of the demon enemies were designed by Mr. Nakamura. I really love all of his designs, they're simple but not predictable. Exactly the kind of creatures that I imagined populating the Dark Souls world. They're just fantastic.
Nakamura: Before we move on, I'd like to ask you about the Demon enemies I designed, specifically those designs which incorporate some type of symbolism. I know that you dislike designs which are too easy or obvious, but spending too much time trying to force symbolism into designs can be just as damaging to the development of the world. So I just wanted to know how you feel about the demon enemies overall.
Miyazaki: I think you're thinking too much of it. To put it plainly, I'm delighted with your designs.
It can be difficult to achieve the right balance of symbolism in designs. It's true that I dislike designs which are too obvious but there are times when I feel a design lacks a certain something. At times like this I have been known to look through the reference materials, pick out things I like and simply stick them on. The Capra Demon's head is an example of this, it gives a sense of ceremony and long-held tradition, which in turn hints at a developed culture. Details such as this can really improve designs by giving them a significance not present at first sight. Symbols contain inherent meaning, they wouldn't be symbols if they didn't, but it's difficult to add new meaning to that symbol. So I think this can be a really powerful weapon for the artists. Anyway, getting back to your question, I think you did a fantastic job.
Nakamura: I'm relieved to hear you say that.
Miyazaki: Really? I wish you wouldn't talk like that, it's almost like you're scared of me.
Basement Key Opens the narrow passage leading below at the far face of the great bridge in the Undead Burg.
The lower Undead Burg is a treacherous place.
Do not turn your back on the wily thieves, or the wild dogs who serve the Capra Demon.
Demon Great Machete The lesser Capra demons use these greatswords in pairs.
The blade is cast iron and hooked.
The sword is imbued with no particular magic, but for those who have the strength, its great weight will smash foes mercilessly.