Nintendo unveiled a ton of new information for its 3DS and Switch systems during the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation, one of which being a new amiibo figure for the Dark Souls: Remastered port coming to its hybrid gaming machine soon.
The new amiibo is perfect for collectors and Dark Souls fans alike. It's Solaire of Astora in a "Praise the Sun!" position, which is one of the few — if not the only — comedic elements of the largely ominous and unsettling title. By tapping the amiibo while playing the game, players can use the Praise the Sun gesture with "reckless abandon" from the start of the game. The amiibo is going to cost $16.
Dark Souls: Remastered Solaire Amiibo
Keep in mind that players will be able to unlock the gesture much later in the game anyway — but who wants to wait to praise the sun? Plus, it's a nice addition to anyone who's trying to expand their amiibo collection. There's also the fact that Nintendo's mini figures are going to be worth much, much more in a few decades or so, in the same way vintage systems and rare collectibles cost an arm and a leg nowadays. So keep collecting, folks!
Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test
Aside from the amiibo announcement, Nintendo also confirmed that a network test for Dark Souls: Remastered will take place on the Switch, in addition to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, before it launches on May 25. Players will be given the chance to check out a portion of the game and test some of its online features. Bandai Namco hasn't confirmed when exactly this will happen, but there's probably going to be more information as the release date draws nearer.
Dark Souls: Remastered
Dark Souls: Remastered is an HD rerelease of the original game of the same name in 2011. It's an action role-playing game developed by From Software and was released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Dark Souls reaped critical acclaim upon release and is still considered as one of the best video games ever made, with critics giving praise to its level design, combat, and world building. That being said, the game is known for being extremely difficult for other players. In fact, some might even call it practically unplayable due to how hard it is at times.
Dark Souls: Remastered comes out on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 25.