Fans of the 2011 role-playing video game “Dark Souls” are getting a treat this year, as a remastered version of the hit game is set to be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in May.
The new version will be arriving on May 25 and will be compatible with new generation consoles, as well as PC. It will feature an improved framerate of 60 frames per second (FPS) and 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC.
For Nintendo Switch, the game will have a slightly lower quality video output as it will run at 30 FPS in 1080p resolution in the console’s TV mode. This will be the first time that “Dark Souls” will be ported to a Nintendo device, and it will be the first time that players will be able to enjoy the game on a portable platform.
The remastered version will include the complete base game, as well as the “Artorias of The Abyss” downloadable content (DLC).
Aside from the visual upgrades, the remastered version of “Dark Souls” will also make improvements on the multiplayer aspect of the game. The remastered version will include support for up to six concurrent players.
“Dark Souls” was originally released back in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, followed by a PC version, which included graphics upgrades, in 2012.
Aside from “Dark Souls,” there are a lot of other titles set to be ported to Nintendo’s most advanced gaming console. “Hyrule Warriors” will be coming to Nintendo Switch, along with brand new costumes themed after “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” A new version of “Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze” will also be arriving to the hybrid console.
This spring, Nintendo will also be releasing “Kirby Star Allies” and “Mario Tennis Aces,” which will come with a new story mode and will include missions and boss battles.