Dark Souls coming to Nintendo Switch

Dark Souls coming to Nintendo Switch

During the surprise Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo shook things up by closing with the announcement of Dark Souls: Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. It's finally happening, and it is certainly glorious. You can choose to become a benevolent guide for others or push them to despair as you play through, which is one of the areas in which Dark Souls truly shines.

There's no mention of any crossover Nintendo content for players to find (like how the Switch version of Skyrim includes the Master Sword from Zelda) but that doesn't mean it won't be there. Players can expect 4K resolution and 60FPS on the PC.

In addition to visual improvements and the obvious performance upgrades, From Software has also bumped up support to include up to six players for multiplayer mode as well. The standard PS4 and Xbox One consoles will be 1080p60, with the Switch version locked at 1080p docked and 720p portable, both running at (hopefully a stable) 30FPS.

With Dark Souls Remastered releasing on four platforms, it would be cool if crossplay were implemented in some way.

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Despite the listing only coming up for PS4, it stands to reason that the Dark Souls Remastered edition could also come to Xbox One - after all, Dark Souls released on the 360.

As you may recall, the 2012 PC port of Dark Souls' original console variation was not optimised, and was described as "strictly a port from the console version" at the time.

There has been no official confirmation of this from Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco. Dark Souls' brilliant boss fights, incredible combat system, punishing difficulty, learn by doing design, and intricate worlds made it a revolution in game design that is often cited by modern developers as a turning point in the industry.

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