Like it or not, the Nintendo Switch has become quite the port system of choice. Given its play-on-the-go nature, it’s the perfect fit for previously-released games, and despite its relative lack of power to its competitors, there are many who are willing to make the Switch their system of choice for third-party games just because of its portability.
Last year, we saw the release of Skyrim, and that surprisingly strong port of the classic high-fantasy game emphasized the strengths of Nintendo’s console, and with its success, more ports like it seemed like an inevitability. Earlier this year, Nintendo teased Dark Souls: Remastered at the end of one of their Nintendo Directs, with a summer release being touted…but it wasn’t long before that date was delayed.
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With two Directs having come and gone since then, some began to worry that it wouldn’t hit this year at all. Luckily, FromSoftware recently took to Twitter to announce the game’s release date.
We have kept you waiting long enough, and now are pleased to announce
that the Nintendo Switch version of DARK SOULS REMASTERED will be
released on the 19th October, 2018.
Finally we hope you can look forward to playing Dark Souls wherever, whenever you wish. pic.twitter.com/F8z8AjUIPA
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) August 14, 2018
While October is no June (and it’s not even summer), this does at least give the Switch one more amazing port for the latter half of the year — something it desperately needs in order to hit that 20 million unit sales figure in the current fiscal year goal that Nintendo touted.
Will the game be worth the wait? Well, if you’ve already hacked and slashed your way through the game in the past, perhaps not, but to those fantasy-lovers who were drawn in by Skyrim and have yet to play through the game, it may be just what the doctor ordered.
Will you be picking up Dark Souls: Remastered? Let us know down below!
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