Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Prepare To Die On The Go, Dark Souls: Remastered Heads To Switch

Dark Souls Remastered CONFIRMED: Nintendo Switch release revealed in Nintendo Direct Dark Souls Remastered For Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One Announced
Sherri Watson | 11 January, 2018, 21:26

Bandai Namco has finally announced Dark Souls Remastered after some speculation that it would be coming to the PC.

The massively popular Dark Souls series is returning to alternatively frustrate and excite players with the newly-announced Dark Souls: Remastered edition, coming this May to PC via Steam.

So that's the game we'll be playing on the plane over to E3 2018! There will also be framerate and resolution improvements for the Switch version.

In order to reach a more broad audience and re-release one of its most beloved franchises, Bandai Namco is bringing a remastered port of the original Dark Souls games across a slew of platforms.

Nintendo recently claimed that the Switch is the fastest-selling games console in U.S. history, having sold 4.8 million units in the 10 months since its launch last March. Do you want to mercilessly slash away at your enemies, or devastate them with powerful spells? Exciting news, I'd say!

Dark Souls Remastered will also support "up to six players" for online multiplayer. The Nintendo Switch version runs the game at 1080p and 30fps in TV mode and 720p and 30fps for Handheld Mode.

This comes after a leak earlier today that seemed to suggest the game was also coming to PS4. The set collects all three Dark Souls games along with a host of extra stuff, but the price tag is a bit high. From Software did make the Armored Core games so perhaps we'll somehow find out it's a dark and bloody mech game set in an alternate medieval future. According to a press release, Dark Souls Remastered is being developed by From Software, the studio behind the original trilogy, instead of being outsourced to a third-party studio.