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.



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  1. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    January 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

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

  2. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Demons Souls too plz.

  3. Anon_Amous
    January 11, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Dark Souls is now a handheld game.

  4. Swirly Twirl
    Swirly Twirl
    January 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Demon’s Souls remaster or bust.

  5. goodbyejojo
    January 11, 2018 at 10:15 am

    imagine blighttown…

  6. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    January 11, 2018 at 10:16 am

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

  7. Vitor Santos
    Vitor Santos
    January 11, 2018 at 10:17 am

    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

  8. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    January 11, 2018 at 10:18 am

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

  9. Neppers
    January 11, 2018 at 10:23 am

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

  10. British_Otaku
    January 11, 2018 at 10:32 am

    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.

  11. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 11, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I legitimately may buy for PS4 and Switch.

  12. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 11, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Probably new textures and such.

  13. Ace
    January 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

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

  14. doog
    January 11, 2018 at 11:17 am

    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.

  15. Eldhin Shichiou
    Eldhin Shichiou
    January 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

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

  16. VersVlees
    January 11, 2018 at 11:58 am

    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.

  17. Anon_Amous
    January 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm

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

  18. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    January 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm

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

  19. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    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.

  20. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    January 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm

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

  21. GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    They will all be 60fps.

  22. GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

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

  23. GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    New textures and 60fps.

  24. GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    not with Sony being retarded.

  25. DrearierSpider
    January 11, 2018 at 3:29 pm

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

  26. panda
    January 11, 2018 at 3:49 pm

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

    I’m legitimately considering it.

  27. Zack Attack
    Zack Attack
    January 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    60fps on all platforms but Switch which is 30fps

  28. Zack Attack
    Zack Attack
    January 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Switch is 30fps

  29. Mea K
    Mea K
    January 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    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.

  30. GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 7:14 pm

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

  31. RichardGristle
    January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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

  32. baronvonjigg
    January 12, 2018 at 12:47 am

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

  33. VersVlees
    January 12, 2018 at 3:35 am

    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.

  34. Hans Peter
    Hans Peter
    January 12, 2018 at 9:46 am

    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

  35. Anon_Amous
    January 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    30 FPS. Like the original was. lol

  36. Pilebunker
    January 13, 2018 at 3:16 am

    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.