Dark Souls Remastered: Here's What's Different
Bandai Namco is making a long list of quality-of-life improvements.
The remastered version of From Software's celebrated action RPG, Dark Souls, arrives on a new generation of consoles in a little over a month. Along with improved visuals and framerate, the game features an assortment of gameplay tweaks and quality-of-life changes that should make the experience a bit smoother for all players.
In terms of online play, Dark Souls Remastered supports up to six players, as opposed to four in the original version. In addition to that, the Dried Finger, which allows you to summon more players in a quicker amount of time, can now be purchased from the merchant in Undead Burg, giving you the ability to get it much earlier in the game.
Bandai Namco is also implementing the password matching system from Dark Souls III, making it easier to play together with your friends. In PvP, the Estus Flask will now be the only healing item that players can use, and Estus Flasks will be restored after players defeat a red phantom.
The quality-of-life changes extend beyond multiplayer as well. Most notably, players can now use multiple of the same item at once rather than having to select them one at a time. Moreover, Bandai Namco is adding a new bonfire next to Vamos the Blacksmith in the Catacombs, and players will now have the ability to switch covenants at bonfires rather than having to trek back to their original locations.
Dark Souls Remastered releases for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 25. The game also supports 4K resolution and 60 FPS on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X; you can take a look at some new footage of Dark Souls Remastered running on PS4 Pro here. The Switch version, meanwhile, releases alongside an exclusive Amiibo figure.