From Software's Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to the notoriously hard Demon's Souls, has a bit of a trick up its sleeve for early buyers by releasing maxed out Black Phantoms.
Black Phantoms are actually players from other games who purposely invade other players' world (or game) all in order to take them out. So when players are running around, it's best to be prepared and have some health items ready for a Black Phantom ambush.
Dark Souls will hit retail stores tomorrow in Japan. Gamers in the US should expect it October 4th and those in EU; October 7th.