Dark Souls Remastered Coming to Nintendo Switch This May

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The news went live via the Nintendo Direct over on the official Nintendo website. The game will be remastered in delicious 4K.


A Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set has been announced by Bandai Namco, but at present, it's only listed for Japan. Players can expect 4K resolution and 60FPS on the PC. However, in a press release following the Direct, Nintendo clarified that Remastered "includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original". That's right, all three consoles will be receiving the game come May 25th, 2018 later this year during the spring. That could rely on how well the Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered sells, but that's just speculation on my part. The first in the series of multi-platform Souls games still stands as a hallmark of From Software's stellar design - something the studio only perfected heading up to Dark Souls 3. The major selling point for numerous Switch's titles is being able to make use of the HD Rumble, or the touchscreen controls, or the motion controls. The remaster is a complete rework of the game from the ground up in a new game engine and will be available for PS4, Xbox, PC, and Switch.


Given the Switch's design, I'm also curious how the game will look visually? The standard PS4 and Xbox One consoles will be 1080p60, with the Switch version locked at 1080p docked and 720p portable, both running at (hopefully a stable) 30FPS.


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