Last year, Dark Souls mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki declared his twisted action role-playing series complete with the launch of its Ringed City DLC. Now, Bandai Namco and From Software have revealed the original game is being remastered. To PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox
Software and Bandai Namco announced the following .
Dark Souls: Remastered is also coming to Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco announced earlier today as part of a Nintendo Direct presentation.
The Dark Souls remaster, will be coming to all platforms on May 25, This will include the downloadable add-on Artorias of the Abyss and feature improved resolution and other visual enhancements. Bandai Namco and developer From Software are also increasing the multiplayer count to a maximum of six players.
Bandai Namco also promises enhanced visuals on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X systems. Here’s a breakdown of resolution and framerate options for Dark Souls: Remastered:
Xbox One (1080p, 60 fps)
PlayStation 4 (1080p, 60 fps)
Xbox One X (Upscaled 4K, 60 fps)
PlayStation 4 Pro (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)
First released in late 2011, it took an influential approach to video game storytelling, letting its community of players piece together its backstory over the course of several years from well-hidden and often ambiguous hints hidden within the game world. Players could also appear in each others’ games to either help or hinder each others’ progress, maintaining a community of dedicated players that is still active seven years later. Its publisher Bandai Namco estimates that it and its two sequels have sold more then 9 million copies. The remastered version will be released on 25 May with “improved framerate and resolution”, according to Nintendo. It will also be available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Nintendo recently claimed that the Switch was the fastest-selling games console in US history, having sold 4.8 million units in the 10 months since its launch last March. Playable both at home and away thanks to a pair of detachable controllers, the console has also proved popular in Japan and Europe, selling a combined worldwide total of 10 million.