Dark Souls: Remastered - Nintendo Switch

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Features

  • Deep and Dark Universe - Delve into an epic dark fantasy universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design - full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets - and uncover its deeply rooted lore.
  • Each End is a New Beginning - Each playthrough surprises you with new challenges and unexpected facets of the game. Don't bet on completing the game only once.
  • Gameplay Richness and Possibilities - Hundreds of unique combinations of weaponry, armor, magic and crafting options to create your own playstyle and gaming experience.
  • Sense of Learning, Mastering and Accomplishment - From your first steps to mastery, build your character while refining your playing skills. Learn to strategize freely and experience the rewarding taste of overcoming daunting foes.
  • The Way of the Multiplayer (Up to 6 players with dedicated servers)* - Whatever your motivations are to play online - collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal - you'll find your true home amongthe nine covenants. Which allegiance will you choose?

Product Description

Then, there was fire. Re-experience Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch - the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps. Dark Souls Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

*All 4 platforms will have dedicated servers.

8.75 Game Informer Must Play

Dark Souls Remastered

Gently Modifying A Masterpiece

by Daniel Tack on May 23, 2018

Game Informer Must Play

Seven years later, the influence of From Software’s Dark Souls on the games industry is impossible to ignore. A challenging atmospheric experience through classic fantasy tropes with a grim tint, Dark Souls spurred an entire genre of souls-like titles, and provided a haven for those who love exploration, larger-than-life boss battles, and a world drenched with mystery. Dark Souls Remastered is the way to play the game today if you’re on console, though PC players may have experienced many of the same improvements via Durante’s famous DSFix mod.

The most important part of the remaster is the upgrade to 60 fps. Even areas that were notorious for slow chugging like Blighttown run smooth the whole way through (although the zone is still an abomination of toxic poison, ogres, and rickety ladders). Everything looks crisp and clean, and you won’t slow down at an inopportune moment when you’re jamming your zweihander into a disgusting monstrosity’s flesh. For those that experienced the original title on console, these changes alone make the remaster worth the price of admission.

In addition, Dark Souls Remastered brings other aspects of the game up to speed with its modern counterparts like Dark Souls III. You can remap your buttons for a control scheme that suits your playstyle, use multiple items at the same time instead of having to laboriously consume each little bundle of souls, and change your covenants at bonfires. Even playing with your friends is easier than ever thanks to the implementation of a password system. These minor changes are nice additions, and don’t fundamentally alter anything from the core title.

For those new to the series, you can expect a captivating crawl through a mesmerizing dark world, full of unforgiving encounters, majestic foes, spectacular loot, and beautiful environments. The amazing moments that define the series like triumphing over the legendary Ornstein and Smough battle or wandering your way into Ash Lake for the first time are as epic as ever. The degree of openness in Dark Souls can lead you venturing into dangerous areas early on, so don’t get dismayed if you suddenly find yourself up against something impossible – instead, perhaps look for another route. The interconnected, shortcut-laden world that wraps around the Firelink Shrine is something wonderful, once you have your bearings. The lauded DLC for Dark Souls, Artorias of the Abyss, is included in the remaster and features some of the best characters and battles in the entire franchise.

All improvements aside, Dark Souls does feel its age in the face of From Software’s recent contributions to the genre. The drop off in quality in the second half of the game, bosses like Bed of Chaos and incomprehensible zones like Lost Izalith remain curious blemishes on an otherwise incredible experience.

CONCEPT

Bring the classic title that brought a subgenre of challenging dark fantasy to the spotlight back with quality of life improvements

GRAPHICS

The seven-year-old title feels its age in this department, though the steady 60 FPS is a significant boon

SOUND

Sparse use of music and traditional fantasy sounds accentuate the gloomy atmosphere

PLAYABILITY

The carefully measured combat of Dark Souls can be daunting at first, but with some effort anyone can take the journey

ENTERTAINMENT

A rock-solid framerate makes this the definitive choice for playing Dark Souls on console today

REPLAY

Moderate

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Specifications

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UPC 45496592721

General

Brand Name Bandai Namco
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Gameplay

Number of Players 1
Genre RPG

Fandom

Franchise Souls
Publisher Name Bandai Namco
Developer Name Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

Dimension

Product Length 4.68
Product Width 0.45
Product Height 7.18
Product Unit of Measure in
Product Weight 0.13
Product Weight Unit of Measure lbs

Dark Souls: Remastered - Nintendo Switch
$44.99 $42.74 for Pros