In an announcement today, it was revealed that Dark Souls Remastered for Nintendo Switch will be pushed back until the Summer of 2018. What makes this so surprising is that Nintendo is publishing on the Switch, and seems to be spearheading much of the marketing campaign for the game, having shown the first gameplay footage of the Remaster a little over a month ago.
Dark Souls Remastered Delayed for Nintendo Switch (Network Test too!)
A tweet by @DarkSoulsGame stated the following about the delay:
Due to the nature of causality, we must announce that the Nintendo Switch version of #DarkSoulsRemastered will be pushed back to summer of 2018, and with it, the release of the Solaire of Astora amiibo.
PC/PS4/X1 versions will maintain their May 25th release date.
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) April 17, 2018
A Tweet by @FromSoftware_pr also announced:
Due to various reasons, the release for the Nintendo Switch version of "Dark Souls Remastered" has been moved to Summer, 2018. We offer our sincerest apologies to everyone anticipating its release, and hope you will enjoy being able to play Dark Souls anywhere at any time.
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) April 17, 2018
So, it may not all be about the Amibo!.
It was also noted that Network Testing on the Switch console will happen at a separate time, that hasn’t been named, closer to the game’s launch on the Switch. No word yet on when Xbox One and Playstation 4’s Network Tests will be, but we’ll keep you updated just as soon as we find out.
We will test the server performance of the Switch version apart from the others, and at a time closer to the Switch release. We will announce the dates when they are available.
What are your thoughts on the delay? Are you disappointed or relieved? Or perhaps you just would like to focus on what DKS Remaster is changing.
If you want more Dark Souls, you will probably want to check out fan-made Dark Souls in Unreal Engine 4, or have some fun exploring Dark Souls Comedy. Alternatively, there’s a fantastic article on Humanity and the Soul that could bring you back to the origins of souls lore, or our pieces on Dark Souls Architecture and Dark Souls Armor design from history.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding the upcoming Dark Souls Remastered Network Test!