After rumors about a Dark Souls remaster for the Nintendo Switch spread around the internet yesterday, Nintendo officially announced Dark Souls Remastered for release on May 25, 2018.
Fans of From Software’s dark fantasy RPG series have been speculating about future releases ever since the release of Dark Souls 3 last year. From Software has been very open about not having plans for more Dark Souls content, but this evidently doesn’t apply to remasters. Dark Souls fans can rest easy knowing that the Switch remaster rumors are true, and that even if it’s not new content, they can now play the game mobile.
The remaster was confirmed at the end of the Nintendo Direct mini with a minute long teaser of a bonfire lighting up to a song that should be familiar to all fans. While the trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, players can expect updates graphics, improved frame rates, and better resolution. Along with a make over and a new coat of paint, the game will come with the critically acclaimed Artorias of the Abyss DLC.
There aren’t yet any details about how Dark Souls will play while mobile, but players can rest assured that the game won’t be any easier to play while on the train, so they can now rage on the go. Praise the Sun!
As for the rest of the sequels, it is rumored that From Software is seeking to remaster the whole Dark Souls trilogy and bring them to Switch. From Software has already said that it would like to bring all three games to the Switch, but that it was waiting to see the “financial viability” of doing so. The official announcement of the first remaster is a good sign that the other two are on their way, especially if this remaster sells well.
From Software seems to be up to a lot lately, as it also teased a new dark fantasy RPG last month, along with a statement confirming that it is working on an Armored Core game. These projects still haven’t been revealed, but now the wait has been made a bit easier knowing that Dark Souls Remastered is only a few months away.
Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and is currently set to release on May 25.