After announcing a remaster for their cult-favorite 2011 game ‘Dark Souls’ last week, publisher Bandai Namco has revealed that it will only feature minor changes on the Nintendo Switch. The console/handheld hybrid is going to offer players something very similar to the original.
The Dark Souls remaster is expected to release in May this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch platforms and will be priced at 40$ dollars on launch.
An article in Nintendo’s official site reads, “In this remastered version, the original’s ‘make your hands sweat’ level design is left unchanged, but some changes come bundled in. Enhancements to online multiplayer and graphics optimizations allow Nintendo Switch players to comfortably enjoy this pillar of Action-RPGs.”.
Unsurprisingly, confirming that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will feature graphical downgrades from its more powerful counter-parts; to allow for a smoother framerate. Nintendo also goes on to confirm that the remaster will also include password matchmaking on its console.
According to a tweet by ‘Vaati’, a well-known member of the Dark Souls community; the remaster will not contain HDR support for the PS4 Pro and will not “include new assets based on the Dark Souls 3 engine or any combat differences”.
But Dark Souls remaster will include for the first time, dedicated servers instead of a sketchy peer-to-peer network to allow smoother and faster summoning and invading.
In addition to the new dedicated servers, the Dark Souls Remastered will also be increasing the number of online players in PvE and PvP matches from four to six.
The Remaster will run on the PS4 and Xbox One at 1080p resolution, 60 fps and will run at an unscaled 4K, 60 fps on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. The Nintendo Switch version will run at 1080p, 30 fps in TV mode and 720p, 30 fps on handheld mode, respectively.
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Source: Nintendo Japan