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When fans of Dark Souls heard that the game was being remastered for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, there was a bit of worry when the Nintendo Switch release was pushed to later in the year, not corresponding with the releases of the game on other platforms. Well, that worry should now be gone, as Dark Souls Remastered is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on October 19, 2018.

Here is what we said about Dark Souls Remastered when we looked at it earlier this year:

This is the best version of Dark Souls, and while the graphical enhancements aren’t perfect throughout the entire experience – there are a few dingy areas where textures seem to be muddled –  the steady 60fps is enough of a reason to take a stab at this masterpiece. The developers have done an excellent job improving performance and visuals. While some might have been hoping or quality of life upgrades found in subsequent Dark Souls titles, it  still feels good to play the original like it was developed. There is something about playing it that feels familiar, and I’m a fan of that!

The real question that will be answered on October 19th is how well this game runs on the Nintendo Switch. While graphically inferior to the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro, it will be interesting to see how the Nintendo Switch port holds up compared to its competitors. That being said, many people will take a small graphical hit, and perhaps even a frame rate hit, in order to have the game portable, and that is ONLY possible on the Nintendo Switch.

This is a great opportunity for Nintendo Switch gamers AND Bandai Namco, who will get to see how well their titles perform on the Nintendo Switch, and perhaps think about moving more over to the system.

On top of the game launch, the Solaire of Astora amiibo® will also be available on October 19th, again setting apart the Nintendo Switch version from it’s counterparts on Xbox One and PS4.



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Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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