Praise the sun…
After many rumors, we can finally confirm that Dark Souls is being remastered for the Nintendo Switch. It’s also believed that the remaster will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The official announcement came via today’s mini Nintendo Direct video.
Video of Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018
Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for details regarding whether or not this game will add any new content to Dark Souls and how it will perform on Nintendo Switch. What we can tell you is that it will be released for the Nintendo Switch on May 25th. There’s no official word on whether or not it will be released for all platforms on that day.
It’s currently believed that this port is being developed by an outside studio commissioned by From Software. This studio will reportedly utilize Dark Souls 3 technology when upgrading the original game’s lighting and effects. Furthermore, there are rumors that suggest the game’s multiplayer modes will be expanded to incorporate six concurrent players.
It’s also been suggested that From Software will eventually port all three Dark Souls games to Switch, but that rumor is unconfirmed at this time.
The original Dark Souls turns seven this year, and we’re just now starting to feel the full weight of its influence. At the time of its release, the game was hailed by Demon’s Souls fans and those new to the series as one of the greatest Action-RPG titles ever made. Dark Souls‘ brilliant boss fights, incredible combat system, punishing difficulty, learn by doing design, and intricate worlds made it a revolution in game design that is often cited by modern developers as a turning point for the industry.
What we’re trying to say is that Nintendo Switch owners who haven’t yet been able to experience the game – or just want to take it with them wherever they may roam – are going to want to add this remaster to their wishlist.