Dark Souls Remastered coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC

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After a day filled with long-standing rumors, teasing images and burning chibi-robos, the recently released mini-Nintendo Direct confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Dark Souls Remastered will release on Nintendo Switch, challenging you to survive in a despair-inducing dark fantasy universe. The remastered version will be released on 25 May 2o18 with "improved framerate and resolution", according to Nintendo. It's finally happening, and it is certainly glorious. With its mixture of precise melee mechanics, merciless difficulty curve and deep yet subtle lore, Dark Souls: Remastered will be unlike anything else on Switch.

Nintendo also announced a free update to Super Mario Odyssey, which will bring Luigi to the game this February. "One change we've been made aware of is that multiplayer will be expanded to support six concurrent players".

The move to bring Dark Souls to a portable platform is a unsafe one, considering the addiction levels of some fans, and one that raises some interesting questions about the game's online features. These versions, in charge of a team different from that of Switch, will incorporate the lighting and effects of Dark Souls III, as well as revised textures.

There's no mention of any crossover Nintendo content for players to find (like how the Switch version of Skyrim includes the Master Sword from Zelda) but that doesn't mean it won't be there.

"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", reads the press release.

Rumored to be taking place on January 10, fans were waiting eagerly for Nintendo to make some kind of announcement.

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