From Software’s latest project will retell the tale of the beginning of their best days. With Dark Souls Remastered on the horizon, players are gearing up to revisit this amazing game looking better than ever. Armed with new content and quality of life improvements, as well as a 4K upgrade, the latest project from From Software will borrow elements from Dark Souls III while retaining the experience of the original game. Check out the latest trailer here.
Dark Souls Remastered -- Trailer
Starting with Demon’s Souls, the PlayStation 3 reached new heights with this exclusive title. Dark Souls is a 3D Action/Adventure game in the vain of a Zelda title, with a much darker setting. Players who embrace these elements may find similarities taken from the manga series, Berserk, or the Castlevania gaming series. It was a unique, unforgettable experience, notoriously difficult to all who played it. However, while Demon’s Souls paved the foundation, Dark Souls capitalized on its gameplay and defined its own legacy.
New elements in Dark Souls Remastered
The upcoming title will be more than a mere visual overhaul. The legendary title will feature numerous improvements to the game. In addition to running at 1080p, 60 FPS, Dark Souls Remastered will boast new bonfire locations, the ability to use multiple souls at once, and various improvements to matchmaking. One of these includes a 6-player function and a completely revamped arena, which previously appeared in the Dark Souls DLC, Artorias of the Abyss, which is included in the remaster.
The changes for Dark Souls Remastered continue beyond these cues. Bandai Namco claims that the Switch version will run at 30 FPS when docked into the console. However, From Software delayed the title. Dark Souls Remastered will debut on Nintendo Switch at a later date. While we featured a Nintendo Switch upcoming releases article previously, the release date was not specified. If you own a Switch, however, keep up with upcoming news for its Summer 2018 release window, complete with the Solaire amiibo.
Whether we get more bonfires, or improvements in level designs, such as Lost Izalith or the Bed of Chaos boss fight, remains to be seen. But you can count on Dark Souls Remastered becoming a far more improved version of an already great game, thanks largely to its successors’ quality of life improvements. In addition, this will be the perfect jumping ground for new fans willing to try the game for the very first time. If you’re interested in a list of changes, however, check out more of what’s confirmed here.
Dark Souls Remastered is looking to be an excellent project from From Software. The touches given to this title will make it shine pristinely like it did in 2011. The online multiplayer revamping alone should be a sufficient upgrade and reason to buy the game. If this includes no more lag-backstabbing, the infuriating mechanic that cheapened the fights of many duels in the original release, then count on this game’s longevity to perhaps exceed its predecessor’s.
More importantly, the rest of the quality improvements are something to look forward to. Currently, we’re aware of only a short list of confirmed changes. More changes and improvements will be reported upon the game’s release. However, players interested in Dark Souls ,and have never experienced the series, will learn what makes this game a masterpiece. If you’re a veteran fan skeptical of buying the same game over again, perhaps the aforementioned list of co-op and PvP improvements may entice you to continue your adventure through Lordran. Dark Souls Remastered changed gaming and was revolutionary in its own right. This year’s release will alone be a crowning moment for 2018. Look for Dark Souls Remastered on May 25th for PS4, Xbox One, and Steam.
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