Dark Souls On The Switch Delayed Until Winter

Dark Souls On The Switch Delayed Until Winter

Dark Souls: Remastered was due out on all major platforms in just over a month, on May 25 to be precise. It’ll still come out that day for consoles and the PC, but Switch owners will have to wait until later this year.

Bandai Namco confirmed the delay this morning, saying that the Solarie of Astora amiibo and the Switch version would be “pushed back” to the summer (read: Australian winter):

The company did add in a follow-up that the network test for Dark Souls: Remastered on the Switch would still take place, and that the new launch window “gives the dev time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true Dark Souls experience any time and anywhere”.

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In other words, the game probably wasn’t quite up to snuff on the Switch in handheld mode just yet. In any case, those looking forward to Dark Souls for the first time will still be able to grab the game on May 25. Just not on the Switch.


  • *Stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking a valley, two mountains in the distance starting to show the tiniest flare of an oncoming sunrise between them. As the first few rays of sunlight hit CP, his breath quickens with excitement and his eyes open wide with fanaticism grown from decades of worship. His arms raise towards the sky, fingertips outstretched and with an exultant exclamation he speaks.*
    Praise the s-
    *The small golden drop of light that had nestled between the mountains fades as quickly as it had appeared and the receding darkness floods back into the valley. The arms of CP droop wearily as he drops to his knees in despair.*

  • Look on the brightside. At least they are holding it off to polish it, rather than release a half arsed attempt and then spend a year fixing it with patches. Not that any one would do that.

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