Dark Souls Remastered upgraded for PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PC

Dark Souls Remastered upgraded for PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PC

Dark Souls Remastered, featuring all DLC, and a snazzy visual upgrade, will be available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on May 24.

After the surprise announcement of Dark Souls Remastered from Nintendo's mini-direct yesterday, a lot of speculation started about what this new version of From Software's masterpiece would entail.

Dark Souls Remastered is due out on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch on May 25. The Switch version will run at a 1080p/30fps in docked mode and 720p/30fps in handheld mode.

The world of Lordran is set to be realized in upscaled 4K resolution for players journeying through the game on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. Unlike Skyrim or Breath of the Wild, Dark Souls isn't really a game where you can quickly clear a level during a 10-minute train ride. "Prominent Souls commentator VaatiVidya appeared to refute the idea with this tweet last night, whereas Bandai Namco informed me it "[couldn't] shed light on the other question" in reference to my own engine-related queries. While Nintendo has done a great job of providing a complete control scheme with the Joy-Cons, playing it in handheld mode just isn't going to be ideal for a demanding action game like Dark Souls. Also, I know there are some Dark Souls players hidden within the TiX staff....

Dark Souls was first released in 2011 and went on to become a cult smash that spawned two direct sequels and a host of imitators, ranging from Lords of the Fallen to Nioh.

Gameplay will not change much from the original. It is not yet clear how the game plans to take advantage of the features of the Switch, but more news is expected to be unveiled once the remaster nears its release. Another change happening according to this same source is that the multiplayer number will be expanded to six concurrent players, while also stylizing the first game to be more similar to that of the third installment. It was ported to PC in 2012. It's the little things like these that make the Switch version of Dark Souls feel less appealing. It's a beloved, influential game that is critically acclaimed and has a fanbase as passionate about it today as they were when it originally launched in.

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