Dark Souls Remastered

Bandai Namco has confirmed that a Dark Souls Remastered is being released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on 25th May this year.

This is in addition to the Nintendo Switch version that was revealed during a surprise Nintendo Direct event. According to the press release, Dark Souls Remastered is being developed by From Software. The original creators will be working on the game, along with some third party studios.

Seriously, screw this bridge.

The press release reads:

‘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. Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode.’

Mmm, 60FPS.

It will also support ‘up to six players’ for online multiplayer.

Many people missed the initial Dark Souls train, on its release in 2011. Since then it went from cult classic to beloved by most gamers out there. Even if you don’t play it there’s a certain respect the game demands. It will kick your ass repeatedly, until you go John Wick and wreck everything in sight. The fact it’s getting a remaster could invite a new cohort of players, to experience (arguably) the best Dark Souls.

We reviewed years ago when I didn’t know how to review, but mayhaps we should review them again.

I can’t wait to kill these gargoylee boys again.

The fan-base will be pleased, as calls for a remaster for the current generation have been loud. At least they have been heard. The remaster will be available in May, as stated before, for Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In other news, Payday 2 is getting a Nintendo Switch release too.

Dark Souls revolutionised how we look at games. How developers make them. Instead of giving you a heavy-handed tutorial, it thrusts you into a dark and unforgiving world. So, you either fight, or you die.

A lot.

We can’t wait!