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After a day filled with long-standing rumors,  teasing images and burning chibi-robos, the recently released mini-Nintendo Direct confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered.

The mini-direct showcased a short teaser trailer of the game and no gameplay footage. There have been rumors regarding the games existing pouring out since early this morning before Nintendo dropped their mini-direct. Multiple sources have confirmed that Dark Souls: Remastered will be released on not only the Nintendo Switch but also the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.

Interestingly enough, the ports for the Xbox One, PC and PS4 versions of the game will be handled by a separate company over the Switch version according to some of the rumors. These remasters will include not only updated graphics but “rebuilt lighting and SFX similar to Dark Souls 3.” For the Nintendo Switch,  the game will run in 1080p at 30fps in TV mode, according to Bandai Namco. There are also rumored plans to release all three Dark Souls games to the console eventually, starting with the first title here.

Dark Souls Remastered was also rumored to contain changes to the covenant system, leading to support for six people online to make the system “run more smoothly.” Nintendo has confirmed this to be the case with their Dark Souls: Remastered page.

Dark Souls was originally released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011, and went on to be a critical and commercial success, often lauded for its harsh difficulty and in-depth world design. This will be the first time Dark Souls will be given the remastered treatment, updating the game not only for the PC but for current generation consoles.

The game is slated for release later this year, on May 25th for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Are you glad that the rumors were true? Excited to play Dark Souls again? Will you get it for the Nintendo Switch or another system? Leave your comments below. 


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.


    Maybe they’ll fix the Gravelord Covenant! That’s always been one of my favorites.

  • Zepherdog

    Truly the Dark Souls of Remasters.

  • Robert Grosso

    Is it the Darkiest of Dark?

  • SevTheBear

    Sure why not. Not everyone has played the PC version (nor do they plan on getting into PC gaming). So it’s great they get a second chance (but screw DS2, it was worst of the 3 DS games). Now we just need some DEMON’S SOULS remaster love and its all good 🙂

  • Zepherdog

    The Souliest of Souls too.

  • MIK0

    One would argue that the a pc game not that old shouldn’t need a remaster. Expecially due to the poor, underwhelming and unprofessional port done the first time the hope is that for pc it would be a free update.