Dark Souls: Remastered For Nintendo Switch Delayed
Bandai Namco has announced the Nintendo Switch release of Dark Souls: Remastered has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions on May 25, but it has now been pushed to summer 2018. The Solaire of Astora Amiibo has also been postponed into the same timeframe. The PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions, meanwhile, are unaffected.
Dark Souls: Remastered was announced for Nintendo Switch during a Direct event held in January. The Switch version displays the game at 1080p resolution with 30 FPS when played in TV mode. Nintendo also clarified that the Dark Souls Remastered "includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original."
Those playing on PS4, Xbox One, or PC will be able to "experience the rich world of Dark Souls in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and PC," according to the original press release.
Dark Souls Remastered will also support "up to six players" for online multiplayer, which is one of the major changes from the original versions of the game. You can read about all the differences between the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls: Remastered here.
In GameSpot's original Dark Souls review Kevin VanOrd awarded it a 9.5/10, describing it as "riveting."
"Dark Souls requires intense focus," he said. "This isn't a lighthearted romp in a bright and colorful fantasy world; it's a methodical journey into the frightening unknown. And that's what makes it so riveting. Some games try to scare you with bump-in-the-night shocks and far-off howls, but Dark Souls doesn't require such predictable methods of terror. Its terrors emanate from its very core, each step bringing you closer to another inevitable death.
"How amazing that such a terrible place could be so inviting. The game's world is so memorable, and its action so thrilling, that it might invade your thoughts even when you aren't playing, silently urging you to escape the real world and return to this far more treacherous one. Dark Souls doesn't just surpass other dungeon crawlers; it skewers them with a razor-sharp halberd and leaves behind their soulless corpses."