Why all the resolution talk?
Dark Souls Remastered is an updated version of the original game with rebuilt lighting and SFX based on Dark Souls 3, as well as upscaled textures. The Direct event will showcase Nintendo Switch software for 2018, with Dark Souls Remastered being the closing announcement.
While we'll take any excuse to replay Dark Souls for the umpteenth time, we're not entirely sure why this remaster exists. Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode.
Unfortunately, we did not get to see the actual game in action with any real-time gameplay footage during the Nintendo Direct.
It's a big day for fans of the Dark Souls franchise. But there are a few ways we're excited to see the beloved adventure improved for current gen platforms, and for the incoming wave of new Dark Souls fans.
Dark Souls originally launched in 2011 and became somewhat of a sensation upon release. The fact that it doesn't run at true 4k on the Xbox One X did disappoint some gamers especially since the console comes with a $499.99 price tag. The game was also confirmed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
It's now only scheduled for Japan, and only for the PlayStation 4, but includes a set of bookends; a 1,000 page B6-size (so 12.5 x 17.6cm) encyclopaedia of equipment, items, and magic; 10 art prints, including some all-new pieces of artwork; and two soundtrack CDs for each game. This is definitely a unique way to experience the game as it will probably introduce more chaos to the mix.