Dark Souls Remaster coming to Switch, PC, PS4 and XBOX One on May 25th 2018

Dark Souls Remaster coming to Switch, PC, PS4 and XBOX One on May 25th 2018

Last updated on March 26th, 2018

We can finally announce that a Dark Souls remaster is coming to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Steam and Xbox One this year!

Dark Souls Remaster Releasing May 2018

The acclaimed original Dark Souls, set in the land of Lordran and originally released in 2011, will be seeing a release to next generation consoles – coming to Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, PCand Xbox One on May 25th 2018

Bandai Namco has released a trailer for “Dark Souls Remastered”, providing some details on box art. There will be further details on this edition coming soon, but for now you should know that FromSoftware has been working on fixing known issues, bugs and exploits since 2016, with a little help from Fextralife 😉

Clarifying since people get ahead of themselves: We are not confirming different mechanics (besides 6 players) or specifics on the game itself. Bandai Namco says The Dark Souls remaster will not use new assets from dks3.

Original communications on the project cited Dark Souls 3 graphics style revamps, but we have removed their mention to avoid user confusion regarding mechanics. For everyone’s peace of mind, The Official website reads: “We are keeping the game design with its overwhelming sense of accomplishment and maintaining game balance, whilst making adjustments for current generation machines such as graphic optimization and online multiplayer expansion”

  • The remake runs at 1080p on the PS4 and Xbox One with 60 FPS.
  • Native 4k resolution on PC
  • Remaster renders upscaled 4K on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One.
  • The remaster will feature up to 6 player online, like Dark Souls 3.
  • The multiplayer now has dedicated game servers rather than p2p
  • The remaster includes the DLC Artorias of the Abyss 

Developed by FromSoftware Inc., DARK SOULS: REMASTERED allows players to explore the twisted ancient land of Lordran in the first title of the critically acclaimed action role-playing series like never before. Experience the rich world of DARK SOULS in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and PC.  Also, 1080p resolution with 30FPS is available when playing the game on Nintendo Switch with its TV mode. From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armour and magic spells to utilise for a truly unique playstyle.

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92 comments on “Dark Souls Remaster coming to Switch, PC, PS4 and XBOX One on May 25th 2018”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    This was probably the hardest I’ve ever shut up about anything. ;)

  2. Avatar Castielle says:

    Damn it feels good to finally be able to talk about it… :00008:


  3. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    So, what are the early rumblings….is this going to be deep and comprehensive remaster, or a cash grab? Really hoping for the former. Do you think there will be changes to the stability of summoning?

  4. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I added some more info to the article, such as the fact they are changing the servers to dedicated rather than the attrocious P2P, and we are getting 6 player online. They have redone the game graphics, so I expect drastic differences in combat based on implementation of frame rate and covenant mechanics

  5. Avatar Lich180 says:

    Well the rumors were true.

    My question is: did they return Blighttown at all, or is it still terrible? And did they get rid of the insane FPS drop in New London, taking the short cut ladder?

    Looks like a day one but for me. AAAAAAAAAH SO EXCITED!!!

  6. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    If they’re upping the player count, maybe we’ll finally see a stable arena that was included in the DLC.

    I have to assume Blighttown will be better, since they’re claiming the fps will be more steady. Geez, now I have to remember what my favorite build was. Faith, I think.

  7. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Just don’t buy it on the switch – 720p 30fps xD

  8. Avatar Lich180 says:

    But how else will I play DkS in the bathroom?

  9. Avatar Castielle says:



  10. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    Since enemy placements were changed for Souls 2 remastered, I wonder if it’s too much to expect more of that?

  11. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    PlayStation Vita

    Or in my case, my cell phone.

  12. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Also, I don’t usually reveal this, but the release is on my birthday. Which is also towel day

  13. Avatar Rakuyo says:


  14. Avatar Castielle says:

    It’s so weird, but Bloodborne and Dark Souls 3 both came out like just around my Birthday…it’s weird that Dark Souls Remastered will be May…


  15. Avatar qeter says:

    dedicated servers huh? it will be weird to see what dks1 pvp looks like without lag stab city.

  16. Avatar Fexelea says:

    If they remake the models, which is possible, hitboxes may change alongside those lagstab updates

  17. Avatar TSMP says:


    Welp, looks like it’s time to update the ever-loving hell out of our DaS1 wiki here, since it’s in such a sorry state and about to become very relevant very quickly.

    Edit: 6 players per session instead of 4? I sure hope they keep the covenants unchanged, because Gravelording might be more fun this way.

  18. Avatar Kamies says:

    I heard that Jan Rynsaardt from the Australian band called Chase The Sun does the remastered voices of Solaire. Vaati has something to do with it :00008:

    Hahaha :P just joking

  19. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I updated the article to note that the game won’t be using new assets based on dks3 – im not sure how people were making that leap but I’ve now removed almost all mention of dks3 to avoid further panic. XD

  20. Melaniipon says:

    What does the "p2p" stand for in regards to the dedicated servers?

  21. Avatar Lich180 says:

    Peer to Peer.

    You used to connect directly to someone else’s console basically, resulting in terrible, horrible lag.

    Dedicated servers should help reduce lag, closer to how Bloodborne and DkS3 were.

  22. Chaosmaker says:

    I hope they’re not nerfing any of the mechanics that really set this game apart from the others, like poise, spells, backstabs, and twinks. Love them or hate them, that’s Dark Souls.

  23. Nunkuruji says:

    – Dedicated servers means faster Signs / Invasions, not the end of lagstab city. Dedicated server refers to where the matchmaking system runs. Players will still connect directly with one another just as they have in ALL Souls titles. DS1 had a P2P matching mechanisms where players game clients arranged themselves into pools with a limited number of player slots they could interact with. What we might look forward to is improved netcode to make the network experience more like DS3 or BB. Lagstab city is caused by cross regional matchmaking resulting in high latency between matched players, which From only bothers to properly filter for JP. If you want more information about the old P2P system, I believe DSCM or Watchdog explains in better detail.

    – Dedicated servers also fundamentally changes how Gravelording functions. Gravelord would affect players in your limited P2P pool. How far the mischief spreads with the dedicated match server?

    – Soul Memory? Weapon Reinforcement Level match rules? Red Eye still has unlimited upward invasion cap?

    – NG / NG+ summon / invasion barrier?

    – Obligatory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxpwABDCxOU” rel=”nofollow

    – The decision paralysis of what class choose to do that first initial base level challenge/mule run on. (Assuming they put in anti… build creation… mechanisms)

    – Poise is everything, fashion is NOTHING… NOTHING!

  24. ckmishn says:

    Of course the PC version will be a free upgrade, just like the Skyrim remaster, right?

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