Earlier today, Nintendo surprised us by revealing that Dark Souls: Remastered is coming to the Switch in May. This is an exciting development for those who own a Switch and have never played Dark Souls before, but if the announcement got you Dark Souls veterans in the mood to give the game another go, then we’ve got some good news for you. As it turns out, Dark Souls: Remastered isn’t going to be a Switch-only affair.
Shortly after Nintendo revealed Dark Souls: Remastered during this morning’s Direct Mini, publisher Namco Bandai revealed that the game is also coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. As with so many other remasters, this will enhance the game for modern day consoles, giving it a fresh coat of paint while likely leaving much of the core gameplay unchanged.
In fact, From Software revealed today that Dark Souls: Remastered will support 4K, 60fps gameplay on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. On Switch, the game will run at 1080p and 30 frames per second when played in TV mode. Namco Bandai doesn’t discuss what kind of frame rate we can expect on the standard PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the hope is that we’ll get 60fps there as well.
This means that we’ll soon be able to play through the entire Dark Souls trilogy on modern consoles. Dark Souls II was already given the remaster treatment for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 back in 2014, under the subtitle Scholar of the First Sin. This edition offered all of the DLC for Dark Souls II, along with enhanced visuals for modern consoles.
Namco Bandai’s announcement makes no mention of whether or not we can expect the other games in the Dark Souls series to launch on the Switch. That could rely on how well the Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered sells, but that’s just speculation on my part. In any case, Dark Souls: Remastered will land on Xbox One, PS4, and PC the same day it launches on the Switch: May 25, 2018.