Earlier this year, Nintendo hosted one of their Nintendo Directs where they announced a plethora of games coming to Nintendo Switch. Chief among them was Bandai Namco and FromSoftware‘s controller-smashing medieval horror game, Dark Souls Remastered. For the sadists who have been waiting with bated breath to play Dark Souls Remastered on Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware bring you bad news.
After originally announcing that the remastered thriller would be released on May 25, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have announced that they will be delaying the release of the Nintendo Switch version only. Playstation 4, Xbox One, and members of the PC Master Race will still get to experience the brutality of Dark Souls in gloriously smooth graphics on May 25, 2018. Unfortunately for Switch owners, they’ll have to wait until later in the Summer to finally get their hands on the game and the Solaire amiibo.
It seems odd that only the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered would be delayed. Although, when you consider how unique the Nintendo Switch is, maybe it’s not as odd as we would initially believe. Just think about it. With Playstation 4, Xbox One, or even PC you’re dealing with one screen size, one resolution. Nintendo Switch isn’t like that. Instead, you have the game moving from the television to the device itself and back. That has to be tricky, especially for a remaster.
Whatever the case may be, Bandai Namco cited that the team just needed more time to figure how produce the game on Nintendo Switch:
The new release timing gives the development team the time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true DARK SOULS experience anytime and anywhere, thanks to the unique portable nature of the Nintendo Switch console.