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Nintendo Announces Dark Souls Remastered for the Switch


Jack Gardner

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We'll finally be seeing From Software games on the Nintendo Switch! To close out their Nintendo Direct Mini presentation today, Nintendo revealed the first trailer for Dark Souls Remastered, a rework of the original Dark Souls that aims to revamp the game on a technical level for more modern hardware. 

 

That doesn't mean that Dark Souls Remastered will only be available on the Nintendo Switch (though what an exclusive that would be). The remaster will also be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Each version of the game will have its own improvements as follows:

 

  • PlayStation 4/Xbox One (1080p, 60 fps)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro/Xbox One X (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps)
  • PC (Native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted, 60 fps)
  • Nintendo Switch (TV mode: 1080p, 30 fps; Handheld mode: 720p 30 fps)

 

In addition, there will be some improvements to the backend systems that supported the original Dark Souls release. The password matchmaking from Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 will be integrated into Dark Souls Remastered, which should make it easier to connect with specific friends for online play. For that matter, the number of people who can enter the same world has been upped from four to six. In a break from how From Software has supported online play in the past, the developer will now have dedicated servers for online play rather than peer-to-peer connections. All of this should invigorate and smooth the online Dark Souls experience for both newcomers and veterans alike.

 

 

Dark Souls Remastered releases on May 25 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. 


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