Introduction and Remaster
Bandai Namco has announced a remaster for their massively successful title Dark Souls. The action-adventure role playing game, which was developed by Japanese game developers FromSoftware has always been a fan favourite. Released in 2011, the game has led to two sequels.
The remastered version of the game will not include any new assests that were used during the developement of the latest title in the series: Dark Souls 3 and will be developed by FromSoftware,
The remaster will be released for PlayStation4, Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch.
The game will run at a stable 4k resolution at 60 frames per second on the PlayStation4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC. On the Nintendo Switch, when utilising it’s TV mode, the game will run at 1080p resolution with 30fps.
The remastered title will also support multiplayer for upto 6 players. The pricing has not been announced yet and the developers will supposedly not be offering a discount for the remaster via Steam. However, a Bandai Namco community manager stated on Steam forums that they have not “announced anything about the subject of a discount.”
Special edition Box Set
Bandai Namco will also be selling a Trilogy box set for the PlayStation4. The collector’s item will be sold in limited quantities only in Japan and there has been no news or announcement of this box being released in any other country yet.
The box set includes Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition. It also includes double CD packs of soundtracks for each of the three games. Two bookends which will be called “Waka Fire” and “Senior Knights respectively”.
The box set also includes 3 Item Encyclopedias, which will be more than 100 pages, a special disc case and 10 sheets of the game’s artwork with dedicated frame. All of this awesomeness will not come for cheap however. The box set will retail for ¥ 48500 (approximately $450)
Release and availability
The remaster edition of the game will come out for the PlayStation4, Xbox One, Windows and Nintendo Switch on the 25th of May 2018 and the special edition box set will release on the 26th of May 2018.