Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with new graphics, enhanced features, and more. If you want all the info on Dark Souls Remastered, then we've got it. Read on for the Dark Souls Remastered release date, info on Dark Souls Remastered gameplay tweaks, a Dark Souls Remastered Demo, price, frame rate, resolution, and more. Will Dark Souls Remastered run at 4K? We've got the details direct from Bandai Namco. This is everything we know about Dark Souls Remastered PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
Dark Souls Remaster Release Date for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but when will you be able to play it? Bandai Namco has announced that the Dark Souls Remastered release date is May 25, 2018. Dark Souls Remastered for Switch was announced during the January 2018 Nintendo Direct.
Confirmation of Dark Souls Remastered for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions came from a tweet from Bandai Namco.
Lordran beckons, the original Dark Souls is coming to #NintendoSwitch #PlayStation4 #XboxOne and PC with improved graphics and will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC! #DarkSouls: Remastered launches 25th May pic.twitter.com/oSqImDiUAP— Bandai Namco UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) January 11, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered Price
All versions of Dark Souls Remastered are set to cost $40, with a listing on Amazon.com confirming the price across all platforms. There was some suggestion that owners of Dark Souls on PC would get the Remaster for half price, but this doesn't appear to be the case.
One question many Dark Souls fans are asking is, "who is making Dark Souls Remastered?". While Bandai Namco has stated it's in development at From Software, the original development team and creators of Dark Souls, Kotaku UK News Editor Laura Kate Dale has said that another team is handling most of the work.
According to Dale, QLOC, a dev studio that has ported numerous games to new platforms, is working on Dark Souls Remastered on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to "some major degree". It's not clear if the studio is also helping out with Dark Souls on Switch.
Dark Souls Remastered Switch - What do we Know?
While the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered is slightly improved graphically over the previous Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, it's not a huge leap. Dark Souls Remastered on Switch is said to include all the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, plus improved frame rate and resolution compared to the original release.
Dark Souls Remastered on Switch will run at 30FPS in docked or portable mode. In portable mode it will run at a resolution of 720p, with that rising to 1080p in docked mode. The Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered is reportedly in development at Virtuos, the team that brought LA Noire to current-gen systems.
To celebrate the arrival of Dark Souls on Switch, a special Solaire amiibo is being released. by using the Solaire amiibo, players will be able to use the ‘Praise the Sun’ gesture from the start of the game. Presumably you'll be able to unlock this gesture through normal play, too.
In terms of new features, Dark Souls Remastered will include multiplayer support for six concurrent players and dedicated servers - according to the PlayStation Blog.
Dark Souls Remastered Switch Gameplay Footage
During Nintendo's March Nintendo Direct, Dark Souls Remastered was featured, with gameplay footage of the Switch version (any version) shown off for the first time. You can see the first gameplay footage of Dark Souls Remastered on Switch just below:
Dark Souls Remastered Demo - Network Test
Players hoping to be able to sample Dark Souls Remastered ahead of its release via a demo are in luck. During the March Nintendo Direct a Dark Souls Remastered Network Test was announced (which is more or less another name for a demo), and will allow Switch owners to try out Dark Souls Remastered ahead of its release. Bandai Namco confirmed later that the Dark Souls Remastered Demo/Network Test is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One.
Dark Souls Remastered PS4, Xbox One, PC Graphical Enhancements
Although a lot of the hype surrounding Dark Souls Remastered is around the fact you'll be able to play it on the portable Switch, the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions look like being the bigger remasters. As well as all the feature enhancements found in the Switch version, PS4, Xbox One, and PC owners will reportedly be able to play the classic game with new lighting and effects (similar to those in Dark Souls 3), plus improved textures.
While there is still no gameplay footage for Dark Souls Remastered (for the PS4, Xbox One, or PC,), the video below might give a slight insight into how the game will look. This video compares Dark Souls on PS3 to the game running maxed out on PC.
Will Dark Souls Remastered run at 60FPS and in 4K on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X?
Dark Souls Remastered on PS4 and Xbox One are said to run at 60FPS at a resolution of 1080p. The resolution is reported to be 'upscaled' to 4k on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, with the enhanced consoles also supporting HDR - the inclusion of HDR has been the subject of some mixed messages, so it's currently not clear if the game will include it or not.
If you were hoping that Dark Souls Remastered would feature cross-platform play, perhaps letting PC players battle with Xbox One or PS4 players, sadly that won't be the case. Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dark Souls Remastered won't include cross-platform play.
Dark Souls Trilogy for PS4
While the dream of the Dark Souls trilogy coming to Switch is still just a dream at the moment, a lovely Dark Souls trilogy collection is coming to the PS4, at least in Japan.
The Dark Souls trilogy box set will cost 49,800 yen (or ~$446.70) and includes all three Dark Souls games (including the Remaster), a six-disc soundtrack collection, Dark Souls-themed bookends, a collector's book, and some art prints.
There's currently no more info on Dark Souls Remastered, but we'll update this page as Bandai Namco reveals more, including the first gameplay footage of Dark Souls Remastered on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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