Nintendo Direct: Dark Souls Switch Beta, Solaire Amiibo Confirmed

Prepare to die (trying to find this Amiibo in-stock).

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The big surprise to close out January's Nintendo Direct Mini presentation was a Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered. The latest Nintendo Direct event has now brought further Dark Souls news for Nintendo fans, albeit of a much different sort, along with an opportunity to try the game without buying it.

Alongside the game itself, an Amiibo figure based on Dark Souls is on the way. As pictured below, it's called the Solaire of Astora Amiibo, and scanning it into the game allows you to perform the famous "praise the sun" emote.

Additionally, the Nintendo Direct brought word that a network test beta will be coming sometime before launch. Further specifics were not shared, but it will afford players an opportunity to try out the game ahead of its release.

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A remastered edition of Dark Souls is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in addition to Switch. Each of these versions includes both the Artorias of the Abyss DLC and various technical improvements to the game's resolution and framerate. It's due out on May 25, as is the Amiibo figure. For much more, check out our roundup of all the news from the March Nintendo Direct.

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Moviespot

There's a lot of complaints on here, and no where near enough praise of the sun

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RaveNRolla

you get a gesture you'd normally get 60 min into the game? THAT'S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RestatBonfire

@RaveNRolla: PRAISE THE SUN

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swavo13

I'm a big nintendo fan, but dark souls is my favorite game of all time.

This made me cum

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amillionhp

No, i need a giantdad doing "well, what is it?"

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RSM-HQ

Well, now I have to buy the Amiibo. . .

No choice. . .

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RaiderNat

Praise the mothafkin Sun. I just wish the Solaire of Astora Amiibo had a better perk.

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jyml8582

Praise the Sun!! \-_-/

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LightningFist21

Well I think that wins the worst amiibo bonus ever. It's a cool amiibo but doing something you already can do is not that great.

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xman2k2

@lightningfist21: Nintendo should have let the amiibo drop the armor set.

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asmoddeuss

Solaire of Astora Amiibo. Yeah. Praise the sun \o/

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xman2k2

Gameplay looked super janky. Did not look like a remaster

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SavageRodent

@xman2k2: It's not a remake. A remaster is more of an enhancement, not an overhaul.

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xman2k2

@savagerodent: Still looked like the ps3 version. Maybe the Switch is as powerful as the ps3.

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SavageRodent

@xman2k2: Heads up, the other versions aren't going to look too different either. Just going to support higher resolutions and be at 60fps. I feel like you're just looking for a reason to bash the Switch.

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xman2k2

@savagerodent: That wasn’t bashing that was just stating the obvious. Are Switch owners this sensitive?

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SavageRodent

@xman2k2: Sensitive to stupidity and ignorance I guess, but that doesn't only pertain to Switch owners. I mean you're obviously wrong about the Switch only being as powerful as the PS3. Of course if you really care about powerful hardware, then I hope you're part of the PC crowd otherwise you're just a fool.

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xman2k2

@savagerodent: Maybe I am wrong about the power of the Switch, maybe you're just a fanboy that can't have a discussion without name calling. What is true is that the Switch is a console that is not for everyone. The only advantage it has is its portability and that is about it. The games are mostly Wii U ports and nindies that can be enjoyed on other platforms. If you do not own a Wii U or travel frequently, then I understand why you would want the switch, but otherwise its not that special. But that could change when Metroid 4 is released which won't happen for a while.

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SavageRodent

@xman2k2: Sounds like the PS4 and Xbone during their first years, except the Switch actually has some new worthwhile games on it. The Switch's portability is what makes it standout from other platforms. Besides the exclusives, there really isn't much of a reason to get a PS4 or Xbone over a PC.

And sorry for the insults, but saying anything about the Switch's power being last gen at this point is just ignorance at best. I couldn't care less if people bashed the Switch, it has its flaws, but the spread of miss information is something that I don't like. And people not knowing the difference between a "remaster" and a "remake" is one of those miss information that has some how spread.

FYI Dark Souls barely ran at 720p on the PS3, while the Switch version will run at 1080p. This has been confirmed. However it's still a question as to whether it runs at a steady framerate.

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xman2k2

@savagerodent: You sure do like calling other people ignorant which is ignorance.

P.S. It's *misinformation not "miss" information

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SavageRodent

@xman2k2:Do you even know what being ignorant is? You've just been making assumptions without knowing information about the subject matter. That's ignorance. Me calling you ignorant isn't ignorance, considering you've been proving that you lack the knowledge on just about every subject matter that has been brought up.

I'm going to go ahead and say I made a mistake in jumping to the conclusion that you weren't ignorant and were just looking for a reason to bash the Switch. Though you thinking that saying the Switch is just as powerful as the PS3 is "stating the obvious" gave your ignorance away. That or you're just being a troll.

And yeah it is "misinformation". It was early in the morning and I had just woken up. Made a mistake, my bad.

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Moviespot

@xman2k2: take a look at you

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Xristophoros

@xman2k2: switch is 50-75% more powerful than a ps3. the switch port might have a slightly better frame rate and textures than the ps3 version. resolution will be exactly the same. i wouldn't expect much.

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gamingdevil800

Praise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzJDimvPW1Y

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naomha1

Meh. DS was a fantastic game but it had its due. This bad habit of devs putting out old games with a facelift is getting kind of stale now. Seriously. Just make the damn games backward compatible on the newer consoles and let the fans play their games already (I'm talking to you Sony).

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RestatBonfire

@naomha1: some games deserve it. Besides, dark souls needed it. Frames are horrible in some areas. Like HORRIBLE.

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gamingdevil800

@naomha1: Hopefully PS5 will do that legacykilla did a video about sony patenting some form of backwards compatibility for PS4 for the PS5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Se0dCuzl2E

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BongaConga

I hope nobody that uses amibos is over 15 years old.

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

@bongaconga: I don't use them, I have them on shelf in original packaging

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RaiderNat

@bongaconga: It's not a toy, it's a figurine dammit!

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lebanese_boy

@bongaconga: I'm gonna have to break your heart with some terrible news then.

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RestatBonfire

Well now I have to get that amiibo