Fans were excited when a Dark Souls remaster was announced for the current generation of game consoles. Sadly for some fans, the version for the Nintendo Switch has been delayed by a couple of months. Other gamers shouldn’t be concerned though, the other versions are still on track for their original release date.
Bandai Namco wasn’t more specific about the reasons for the delay, but it is worth noting that the game still hasn’t had the announced network test that was supposed to hit the Nintendo eShop “soon” after the game’s March 8 announcement. It could be possible that delays in the deployment of online services for the console have slowed development for the Dark Souls remaster. It could be other technical issues though, no details have been given as to what caused the delay.
The developer had this to say:
“The new release timing gives the development team the time needed to make sure Nintendo Switch players can fully appreciate the true Dark Souls experience anytime and anywhere, thanks to the unique portable nature of the Nintendo Switch console.”
From the original announcement, we know a fair bit about what the remaster will include. The redone game will feature improved visual fidelity as well as performance improvements like higher FPS. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC will be included by default as well.