Dark Souls Remastered Announced for the Switch, PS4, And Xbox One

More news on the Dark Souls front. I was beginning to think we would never see the day of getting a remaster of Dark Souls after there was that small leak where it was meant to be shown off in the last Nintendo Direct.

An upcoming remastered version of Dark Souls was recently confirmed during Nintendo's mini-Direct yesterday. What's more, it's rumored that the rest of the series is set to follow after the first chapter is released - sources indicate that all three games will be available on the Switch eventually, according to Kotaku. PS 4 Pro and Xbox One X will play Dark Souls Remastered at upscaled 4k 60 FPS on PC you can choose.

Dark Souls remaster is welcome news for longtime fans of the original game. The one that stands out for me is "dedicated game servers", what a great move by FromSoft and Bandai Namco. PC versions of the game will feature native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted with 60 fps. While Nintendo has done a great job of providing a complete control scheme with the Joy-Cons, playing it in handheld mode just isn't going to be ideal for a demanding action game like Dark Souls. A PC version called the Prepare to Die edition was released the following year with upgrades graphics.

FromSoftware's Dark Souls gained fame, or rather infamy, for being a challenging title that was unforgiving to players that made mistakes. It will still be punishingly tough. With Dark Souls 3 arriving in 2016, it's feasible that From Software have been hard at work on this Soldiers' Soul IP since before Dark Souls 3 had wrapped, but who knows. It's the little things like these that make the Switch version of Dark Souls feel less appealing. It was ported to PC in 2012.

Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all.