Earlier today, Bandai Namco announced that Dark Souls Remastered will be releasing on October 19th, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The news comes four months after the initial announcement when the game was slated for a cross-platform release on May 25th. It was then delayed to Summer 2018.
Praisers of the Sun will also be able to purchase a Solaire of Astora amiibo. There are no details on how the amiibo will interact with the game, or if it will be usable within other games.
The game released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on May 25th.
Dark Souls Remastered will run at 1080p docked and 720p undocked. However you choose to rock it though, the game will run at a solid 30 FPS.
For newcomers, Dark Souls Remastered is the perfect opportunity to jump into a critically acclaimed series. Be warned, though: the series is known for its ruthlessness, but it is a very rewarding experience to complete it.
The announcement also states that an “online Network Test will be scheduled prior to release.” Whether this is an online beta similar to Dragon Ball FighterZ’s is still unknown.
Stay tuned for more details.
Praise The Sun! DARK SOULS: Remastered for #NintendoSwitch and the Solaire of Astora amiibo will launch on Oct. 19th! Journey to Lordran and experience the groundbreaking action-RPG on the go!
An online Network Test will be scheduled prior to release. Stay tuned for more info. pic.twitter.com/WE1xNmLi0j
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 14, 2018
Dark Souls being delayed from its supposed Summer 2018 release all the way to October is a bit troubling to me. Some third party developers have called the Switch hardware difficult to work with, and this seems like a clear sign of that to me. Personally, the game running at 30 FPS is a tad disappointing, especially consider the excellent framerate other consoles can run it at. Although the remaster has already released on other platforms, I believe the added portability of the game will be a massive advantage that many have to consider. Only time will tell, but I sincerely hope the game sells well so that we get more third party support for the Switch.
I absolutely need that Amiibo though.