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Dark Souls is being remastered for modern systems – Switch included

by Eric Frederiksen | January 11, 2018January 11, 2018 1:00 pm EST

You died on the bus. You died on your lunch break at work. You died on your apartment balcony. You can die anywhere you want, because Dark Souls is getting a remastered edition that updates it for modern consoles and takes it portable for the first time.

Japanese developer From software announced on Thursday, as part of a short presentation from Nintendo, that its modern classic Dark Souls is getting a bit of a facelift. On PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC, you’ll be able to play Dark Souls at an upscaled 4K resolution and a buttery-smooth frame rate of 60 FPS. But you’ll also be able to play it on a Nintendo platform for the first time when it hits the Nintendo Switch at the same time, where it’ll play at 1080p resolution and 30 FPS when in TV mode. On top of that, this new release will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Dark Souls initially launched on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011. A year later it hit PC, but the port was so bad that modders had to release patches to make it run at an acceptable level. Even worse, it launched attached to the doomed Games for Windows Live service. It was, in short, a disaster.

While Xbox and PlayStation gamers are getting a fresh version of something they had available, PC and Switch gamers really have something to look forward to when the game hits all four platforms on May 25.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...