Nintendo Direct confirmed the rumor that the original Dark Souls was being remastered. The biggest surprise was that it was going to also be released on the Nintendo Switch.
Dark Souls remaster is welcome news for longtime fans of the original game. The series came to an end last year.
Dark Souls Remaster
The original Dark Souls game was released back in 2011. Confirmation of the announcement came at the end of the surprise Nintendo Direct presentation. Just last year, series creator Hidetaki Miyazaki said that the Souls-series was complete after the release of the Ringed City DLC.
Bandai Namco and From Software made the announcement today. It will also add visual enhancements and improved resolution for the game.
This version of the game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. A press release for the game says that it will be upscaled for 4K resolution with 60 fps for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. PC versions of the game will feature native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted with 60 fps. For the Nintendo Switch, the game will be available in 1080p with 30 fps in TV mode. In handheld mode, it will be 720p and 30 fps.
When first released on PC, Dark Souls was just a port of the console version due to being rushed upon release. Dark Souls II producer Takeshi Miyazoe admitted that the game was rushed to get it out to players. Miyazoe also confessed a lack of experience when it came to working on PC.
Dark Souls: Remastered will be released on May 25.
Gameplay will not change much from the original. It will still be punishingly tough.
"From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armour and magic spells to utilise for a truly unique playstyle," states the press release for the game.
Along with the original game, Dark Souls: Remastered will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. Online multiplayer for Dark Souls: Remastered will feature an increase with support for up to six players.
Dark Souls was initially released in 2011 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was ported to PC in 2012. The last Dark Souls was Dark Souls 3, which was released in 2016. Dark Souls Remastered is the latest in the trend of critically acclaimed remastered games.