Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that Dark Souls is getting the remastered treatment. The remaster will be available across all platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. This announcement comes after the Switch version of the game was announced in a previously-held Nintendo Direct Mini.
The remaster will now upscale the game into 4K resolution with a smooth 60fps, for the Xbox One, PS4, and the PC. The Switch version upscales to 1080p resolution at 30fps when docked. The remaster work has been done in-house by the FromSoftware team, rather than outsourcing the work, keeping the quality of the game constant with the original. The game will also support up to six players in online multiplayer. In a press release, Bandai Namco stated:
“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.”
In connection with the remaster, Bandai Namco has also announced the release of a deluxe Dark Souls Trilogy Box.
The massive box contains all the bells and whistles you’ll expect from a Dark Souls collection. It includes all three Dark Souls games: Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition. A two-CD soundtrack for each game is also included; along with a B6-sized (12.5 x 17.6cm) 1000-page encyclopedia of equipment, items and magic, 10 art prints, and a pair of unique bookends.
The box does not cheap, however. Ordering one will set you back around US$450 or JPY49,800. The box will be released on May 24, 2018, while Dark Souls Remastered gets a North American release the next day, May 25.