According to a report from Kotaku UK, sources have verified that Dark Souls 1 is being remastered and released on the Nintendo Switch. The company revealed that not only is a remastered version of Dark Souls in the works, but that it will actually be getting a release on Switch. The game will include the downloadable add-on Artorias of the Abyss and feature a higher resolution with improved visuals. It's finally happening, and it is certainly glorious.
Now, From Software's Souls series is coming to Nintendo platforms for the first time with this upcoming remaster set to launch on May 25, 2018. Later Kotaku reported that Dark Souls 1 Remastered will become today. These versions, in charge of a team different from that of Switch, will incorporate the lighting and effects of Dark Souls III, as well as revised textures.
Dark Souls was originally released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011, and went on to be a critical and commercial success, often lauded for its harsh difficulty and in-depth world design. It also spawned two sequels with Dark Souls II - which was not directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki - and Dark Souls III. There is no information as to whether there will be any content updates as there was with the Scholar of the First Sin remaster of Dark Souls 2.
"DARK SOULS: REMASTERED delivers the same great gameplay, online mechanics, and environmental storytelling that has inspired countless game players and developers", said Kasumi Yogi, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. "One change we've been made aware of is that multiplayer will be expanded to support six concurrent players". On Switch, the game will run at 1080p, 30fps when docked.
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