Dark Souls Nightfall, a mod for Dark Souls Remastered that would be a sequel to the original game, has recently released a demo of the first few hours. The project was originally meant to be fully released before the release of Elden Ring, but the team realized that wouldn't be feasible.
Originally planned for a December 21st release date, this sequel mod for Dark Souls Remastered takes place directly after the events of the first game. The project was delayed to January 21st since we first wrote about it, with the team hoping the extra month would give them enough time to finish the mod with a week's worth of testing to spare. However, two weeks of crunching and a common cold later, co-creator Grimrukh realized that "any universe in which Nightfall won the race against Elden Ring was also a universe where (a) our team was completely miserable, (b) we cut out a lot of nearly-finished content, (c) the game was a bug-ridden mess, or most likely (d) all of the above."
Sorry all -- we gave it our best shot, but Nightfall will not be fully complete before Elden Ring.— Grimrukh (@grimrukh) December 31, 2021
The good news is that we're still going to release a demo of Nightfall's first few hours on January 21. 1/4
Because of this, the team has instead decided to polish and playtest the first few hours of the game and release a demo instead. Instead of the whole game releasing on January 21st, fans got their first taste of the Dark Souls Nightfall experience. The demo takes about two hours to get through and shows off a good bit of the work done by the Nightfall team. So far, the demo has gone through two major updates dedicated to fixes, rebalancing, and crushing bugs. Keep in mind that the demo (and the full version when it releases) only works for Remastered, not the Prepare to Die Edition, due to technical limitations.
The 1.2 version for the Dark Souls Nightfall demo is available here. Future versions of the demo will be hosted on Nexus Mods.