Dark Souls lights a new bonfire
It’s official: From Software’s original Dark Souls is coming to Switch. It has been a rumor since day one of the Switch, but it has not had its proof until now.
The news comes today with the January 11 Nintendo Direct Mini, which released earlier this morning. The announcement served as the video’s final kicker, though it did not include much beyond the announcement itself.
It is important to note that the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch in a new format. As Dark Souls: Remastered, the game will feature updated visuals and an improved framerate. The game is known to run at 1080p and 30 FPS when docked. The game is also to be bundled with its DLC, the Artorias of the Abyss story.
Dark Souls: Remastered is to be released relatively soon, on May 25 of this year. Beyond the details included here, there is not much else known yet. We will be interested to see how the game plays with Joy-Con controllers.
This new announcement of a From Software title breaking onto the Switch has some wondering if the other titles will be announced as well. It may be that the Japanese company will wait to see how the first one performs, before announcing anything else beyond it. It would be quite the announcement if the latest From Software game were to release on the Switch as well.
Dark Souls: Remastered is not, however, a Switch exclusive. It will be coming to the game’s previous systems as well, including PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Update: It has been learned from Bandai Namco PR that the title will be priced at $40 across all systems.