Praise the sun! From Software announced Dark Souls: Remastered is coming for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in May. Like the previously released Prepare to Die Edition, Remastered will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. On Switch, Remastered will play at 30 frames per second in 1080p when docked, and 720p when in handheld mode. On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Remastered will run at 60fps at 1080p upscaled to 4K resolution. The PC version will correct the shortcomings of Prepare to Die by running in native 4K at 60fps. All versions of Remastered will feature multiplayer invasions with up to six players, an improvement from the original game’s max of four players.
While this news may be a double, or even triple, dip plea for “git gud” veterans, Dark Souls: Remastered does mark the first appearance for the series on a Nintendo system. Mario fans can finally experience the wonders of Blighttown.
The Ashes of Ariandel DLC for Dark Souls 3 is coming. Besides snowy locales and new armor sets, weapons, and magic, the DLC offers a gentle welcome to new players. It appears to be meant for kids or Pokemon Go fans. There’s some guy with a magic wand. Another with a big cup. Everyone looks like they want to give the player a hug. But really, what can one expect from a game with such an easy difficulty in the first place? This is a game that almost plays itself, trying to “git gud” at being a challenge. How cute!
Ashes of Ariandel for Dark Souls 3 launches on October 25th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on PC no longer uses Games for Windows Live. Publisher Bandai Namco has released the update that removes GFWL and replaces it with full Steamworks functionality. Players can die as many times as they need to and they won’t have to deal with Microsoft’s ill-made Xbox 360 to PC gaming client. Players that have hard-earned progress in Dark Souls need not fret. A transfer process will be available until February 16th that will allow players to shift their achievements and save data to the new system.
In related news, Microsoft continues to hope that you’ll forget how bad GFWL has been when Windows 10 launches. The latest build of the upcoming PC operating system has an Xbox App.