Nintendo Switch owners were treated to a special announcement in January, in which Bandai Namco unveiled that the first title in the Dark Souls series was being remastered for the portable platform. Unfortunately, it seems that players will have wait for the real sun to begin praising once again as the title has been delayed until the summer.
Only Switch owners seemed to have been affected by the reported delay, with PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One still receiving the remaster on May 25th. Unfortunately, the new time frame for the Nintendo version is simply “Summer of 2018,” meaning it could take until the end of August until Switch owners get their hands on.
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
Similarly, the companion Solaire of Astora amiibo has been delayed until a similar time frame. Bandai Namco also went on to confirm that network testing for the Switch version will commence separately from the other platforms, however there was no indication as to when this might be.
This is a slight step back from the title being showcased at PAX East, however the publisher has tried to assure fans that “this time will ultimately be used to improve your journey to Lordran.” In the meantime, we will learn how comprehensive the final version of the remaster will be when it releases for other platforms on May 25th.
KitGuru Says: Thinking back to the less-than-ideal PC launch of the first Dark Souls game, I can understand why developer FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco are taking their time with the remaster. In the end, everyone will be better off with a little patience. Are you looking forward to the remaster?