A Dark Souls Remastered game has been announced at this morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini, and will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox One, the Playstation 4, and the PC. The game will be updated to modern standards as well, and will also include the “Artorias of the Abyss” DLC.
Dark Souls is the first of the enormously popular Dark Souls trilogy, which popularized the genre of extremely difficult RPG games alongside its sister game Bloodborne. The original Dark Souls was the only one of the series to come out exclusively on previous generation consoles, while Dark Souls 2 came out on both previous-gen and current-gen consoles and Dark Souls 3 came out exclusively on current-gen consoles.
In addition to Artorias of the Abyss, the game will also include 4K resolution, high dynamic ranging, and sixty frames per second, bringing it up to modern standards in a big way. While the game’s original offering in the previous console generation was already good to begin with, its visuals will likely be even better in this generation.
While Bandai Namco has said that the current 60 fps, 4K resolution, and high dynamic ranging was on the Playstation 4 Pro when revealed, those qualities will also be available on the PC and the Xbox One X.
While the Playstation 4 and Xbox One won’t have the same quality of visuals as their premium models will, we’ll still be getting a revamped Dark Souls game to play. Dark Souls players will likely appreciate the ability to play through the entire series on one console, especially with all of the DLC.
Some people may balk at a game like Dark Souls being put on the otherwise family-friendly Nintendo Switch, but considering the console already has games like Doom on it, that’s not so far-fetched anymore.
The Dark Souls Remastered version will be coming out on May 25.