I know Ubisoft are just the publishers, but you guys should at least have contact with From Software. So, any news on offline co-op yet? The game's been out in NA for over a year, and the box indicates co-op mode in offline play (at least for the 360). It would have been nice to have when friends come over. Or, has From Software forgotten about this altogether?
I know that where I live, having offline co-op specified on the box, but not actually an option, qualifies as a violation of fair trading laws. Under the heading of "false advertising" - if someone was willing to take it to court, then they'd have to either patch it to support offline co-op, or refund anyone involved in the lawsuit, AND recall and repackage every copy of the game that's still on shelves to remove the mention of offline co-op on the box.
Might want to check your local laws and see - patching this in would probably be a significantly less expensive option than going through court and losing (because they would lose if you have civilised laws about companies making false claims)