At Long Last, Dark Souls on the Go
After a disappointing delay, Nintendo has finally revealed the release date for Dark Souls Remastered on the Nintendo Switch. Brace your wallets for October, because it’s going to bring much more than costumes and scary movies.
Dark Souls for the Nintendo Switch will launch on October 19, 2018. Like the already released versions on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, it will include online functionality. Cross-play functionality is still up in the air, but, considering Xbox and Nintendo’s amicability with Minecraft cross-play, it may arrive eventually.
Besides the game, we’ll witness the arrival of the all-new Solaire amiibo. Available at retail outlets like GameStop, the amiibo figurine will unlock the “Praise the Sun” gesture when linked to the Nintendo Switch. Judging by past sales, this first-ever Dark Souls amiibo could fly from shelves for anyone who doesn’t pre-order theirs.
Dark Souls Remastered released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 24th and 25th for Japan and North America respectively. Sales performance was less than stellar, which means the Nintendo Switch can potentially carry the brunt of sales. It may be a while before then, but we can expect news regarding the Network Test soon.
With the unique portable capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, players will be able to experience DARK SOULS’ groundbreaking action-RPG gameplay that has inspired millions of players around the world anywhere at any time. Explore deserted castles, dark forests, decrepit towns, and many other haunting areas filled with fearsome beasts small and large. Throughout their adventures across Lordran players will build their character by strategically adapting to daunting foes while amassing a large collection of weapons, armor, magic and sorceries to wield for a truly unique playstyle.
SOURCE: Press Release