From Software's celebrated action RPG Dark Souls will soon arrive on a new generation of consoles. The game's Remastered edition launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in May, and ahead of its release, Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer that reintroduces fans to some of the threats that await.
Like its spiritual predecessor, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls is renowned for its deliberate combat system and unforgiving difficulty. The game is set in Lordran, a crumbling kingdom inhabited by gargoyles, wraiths, and all manner of horrific enemies. The new trailer that Bandai Namco shared showcases a number of the monstrous bosses and foes that lurk in Lordran; you can take a look at it above.
Coinciding with the new trailer, Dark Souls Remastered is now available to pre-order digitally on PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, PC players who've purchased Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam will get 50% off of Dark Souls Remastered. Beginning May 8, the Prepare to Die Edition will be de-listed from Valve's storefront; however, everyone who has purchased it will still be able to re-download and play it.
Dark Souls Remastered launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 25. Along with touched up visuals, it features an assortment of quality-of-life changes. Ahead of the game's release, Bandai Namco will hold a network test for PS4 and Xbox One versions. The publisher hasn't announced the date and time for the network test, but it promises to share those details "as soon as possible."
Dark Souls Remastered is also in development for Nintendo Switch. That version was likewise originally slated to release on May 25, but it and the corresponding Solaire of Astora Amiibo have been delayed to this summer. Consequentially, Dark Souls Remastered's Switch network test has also been postponed.