Dark Souls: Remastered heads to all formats May 25

A Mini Nintendo Direct has confirmed that Dark Souls: Remastered is real and will be coming to all formats on May 25.

Dark Souls: Remastered is the first time the franchise has ever appeared on a Nintendo system and it remasters the original experience from the ground up, including the Artorios of the Abyss DLC.

As expected, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X players will get to experience the game at 1080p, 60 frames per second, in gorgeous 4K. Meanwhile, PC owners will get Native 4K with all textures 2K uncoverted.

Switch owners will get 1080p in TV mode and the game will run at 30fps. The handheld version will hit 720p, also at 30fps.

The Password Matchmaking system introduced in Dark Souls 3 has also been added to the Dark Souls Remaster, and now up to six players will be able to play in the same online area, whether that’s PvE or PvP. There are also new dedicated servers as well, which will hopefully make the online experience more stable.

Huge news all around, then. A fascinating, first time experience for Switch players, and a welcome return for series vets.


Dark Souls: Remastered launches on all formats on May 25th.

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