Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls: Remastered for all major platforms

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls: Remastered for all major platforms

Dark Souls rewards and encourages obsession, and it's had plenty of super expensive merchandise before now.

Bandai Namco invites players back to the treacherous land of Lordran with Dark Souls: Remastered, and re-experience the genre-defining title that kicked off a worldwide gaming phenomena in stunning high-definition detail. In a surprise move, the game was also announced to be released on the Nintendo Switch.

In a surprising turn of events, the game will also be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. I am concerned about the Switch release, as I can imagine many a broken console for newcomers. Those who play the game on PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X or PC will be able to take advantage of 4K resolution with 60fps.

Looking forward to Dark Souls Remastered or are you in "Remaster Demon's Souls First" camp? PC versions of the game will feature native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted with 60 fps. In handheld mode, it will be 720p and 30 fps. A PC version called the Prepare to Die edition was released the following year with upgrades graphics.

It would kind of explain the Nintendo of America Chibi-Robo tweet, which shares similarities with the famous "Praise the Sun" pose (above) from Dark Souls.

Gameplay will not change much from the original.

Along with the original game, Dark Souls: Remastered will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

In terms of new features, Dark Souls Remastered will include multiplayer support for six concurrent players and dedicated servers - according to the PlayStation Blog. Previously, all games of the "Souls" sub-genre of roleplaying games (RPGs) were only released on the PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

Even with no major changes, I'm still eager to get a definitive version of Dark Souls. It's a beloved, influential game that is critically acclaimed and has a fanbase as passionate about it today as they were when it originally launched in.

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