Dark Souls: Remastered Announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco has announced a remaster for the original Dark Souls.

The game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

Here’s a look at the game’s box art:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps. Dark Souls Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Key Features:

  • 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 your 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? *All 4 platforms will have dedicated servers. *All 4 platforms will have dedicated servers.

A release date is set for May 25th across PC, PlayStation, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Brandon Orselli


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  • “Remaster” can be a scary word for a game like this

  • Jared Bellow

    Demons Souls too plz.

  • Anon_Amous

    Dark Souls is now a handheld game.

  • Swirly Twirl

    Demon’s Souls remaster or bust.

  • goodbyejojo

    imagine blighttown…

  • Captain Vidya

    Wait, this means the Chosen Undead can show up in Smash Bros now. Fuck.

  • Vitor Santos

    how are they gonna remaster the pc version, other than making blighttown run at an acceptable framerate? the pc version already can run at 4k…..

    DS on the switch sounds awesome though

  • Captain Vidya

    Not gonna lie, Dark Souls on the go sounds pretty nice.

  • Neppers

    Brandon, can you ask about the framerate, specifically on PS4?

  • Up to Sony isn’t it? I doubt it is a low priority since they are remaking/porting Shadow of the Colossus and many other games presumably due to no backwards compatibility but it has nothing to do with Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls.

  • Jared Bellow

    I legitimately may buy for PS4 and Switch.

  • Jared Bellow

    Probably new textures and such.

  • Ace

    Reminder that Demon’s Souls online servers are shutting down in late Feb for anyone who wants to play online one last time.

  • doog

    Finally having a proper port on pc without needing to install a mod to fix everything will be nice. Maybe they will fix the minor issues 60fps brings up. Much rather have a armored core collection remaster though at this point.

  • Eldhin Shichiou

    STR lvl 16 + (2 handed) zwei + undead burg = fun

  • VersVlees

    I’m guessing this remaster might run on the DS III engine. So one can assume its performance to be similar like Dark Souls 3 on the PC.

  • Anon_Amous

    I always wanted to be heard shouting cuntfaggots in the middle of public.

  • Michael Richardson

    I’m really excited to get this on Switch! DS1 is a total classic.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Surprised that they would make a DS remaster before the Demon’s Souls one. I was expecting a complete collection of the Dark Souls trilogy.

    Oh well. I’ll still buy it.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    With sub 20 FPS when you least want it calling it now.

  • They will all be 60fps.

  • PC gamers win again. We finally get the definitive 4k at 60fps experience.

  • New textures and 60fps.

  • not with Sony being retarded.

  • DrearierSpider

    On the bright side, if Sony doesn’t do it, RPCS3 most certainly will.

  • panda

    If I get this I’ll have the whole trilogy on PS4.

    I’m legitimately considering it.

  • Zack Attack

    60fps on all platforms but Switch which is 30fps

  • Zack Attack

    Switch is 30fps

  • Mea K

    I hope this isn’t just a shiny coat of paint and they also did things like actually finishing Lost Izalith so its general lack of quality doesn’t drag the rest of the game down anymore.

    I expect riots from DS1 fans if this uses DS3 systems (increased gameplay speed, poise being a joke, etc.) but I’d personally enjoy that very much.

  • Oh yeah I forgot this is coming to that crappy tablet. Do any game on Switch runs at 60fps?

  • RichardGristle

    Not to mention all the mods until now. Some of the weapons/shields/armor retextures are fucking awesome.

  • baronvonjigg

    It was confirmed i believe that it is not going to run on the DS3 engine

  • VersVlees

    Oh really? That kinda surprises me because that would have been the easy way for From.

    It looks and runs reasonably good on most systems. Not to mention, that some assets from the previous games have been reused in Dark Souls 3.

  • Hans Peter

    Don’t think a handheld needs 60 fps, but maybe i just never cared about fps as a kid playing on a gba and such. :D

  • Anon_Amous

    30 FPS. Like the original was. lol

  • Pilebunker

    Truly the Dark Souls of remakes. Seriously though, this doesn’t even need a remastered version. Demon’s Souls just had the servers shut down and they could have bought that to PC with some new content.