Praise the Sun, Dark Souls: Remastered Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Now You Can Prepare to Die on the Go!

During today’s “surprise” Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the original Dark Souls will be coming to the Switch in the form of Dark Souls: Remastered on May 25th. An announcement for the other consoles will likely come soon.

The remaster will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC and improve framerate and resolution. The original was released in 2011 on Xbox 360 and PS3. A PC version called the Prepare to Die edition was released the following year with upgrades graphics.

The news should come as a relief for fans of Nintendo’s latest little machine. It has been widely rumoured and speculated that Dark Souls would make its way to the Switch and that it would make for a great fit on the go. Could this mean that we can also expect a remaster for the second and third games in the series?

Dark Souls Xbox 360

The announcement also follows a string of other welcome third-party game announcements include DOOM, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus from Bethesda.

The official product page is up on Nintendo’s website. Below is some additional info:

Then, there was fire.

Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Deep and Dark Universe
Delve into an epic dark fantasy universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design – full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets – and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

Each End is a New Beginning
Each playthrough surprises you with new challenges and unexpected facets of the game. Don’t bet on completing the game only once.

Gameplay Richness and Possibilities
Hundreds of unique combinations of weaponry, armor, magic and crafting options to create your own playstyle and gaming experience.

Sense of Learning, Mastering and Accomplishment
From your first steps to mastery, build your character while refining you playing skills. Learn to strategize freely and experience the rewarding taste of overcoming daunting foes.

The Way of the Multiplayer (up to 6 players with dedicated servers)
Whatever your motivations are to play online – collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal – you’ll find your true home among the nine covenants. Which allegiance will you choose?

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