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Dark Souls: Remastered Comes to PS4 May 25

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Dark Souls: Remastered Comes to PS4 May 25

Praise the sun! First details on the long-requested remaster, including PS4 Pro and multiplayer enhancements.

Hello everyone, this is Kasumi Yogi from Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., and we are excited to light the bonfire once again with Dark Souls: Remastered.

What does Dark Souls: Remastered bring to the table for long-time fans of the critically-acclaimed action role-playing game series? You can return to Lordran to re-experience the original Dark Souls in 4K resolution and HDR lighting when playing on PS4 Pro.

Dark Souls Remastered Key Art

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Dark Souls series, or someone looking to take their first plunge into the series, you can experience an epic, dark fantasy universe stricken by the Curse in stunning, high-definition detail running at 60 FPS. Explore and build your character to create a unique gameplay experience with a wide variety of weapons, armor, and magic. Do you want to mercilessly slash away at your enemies, or devastate them with powerful spells? I say: Why not both?

Not only are the graphics getting an upgrade, but fans of the multiplayer experience in Dark Souls are also getting a treat in Dark Souls: Remastered. Instead of 1-4 players, six people can gather to either support or betray each other, finding a home among nine covenants online with dedicated servers. Which allegiance will you choose?

In this world, death is to be expected. From your first steps to complete mastery, refine your skills in battle. Learn to strategize freely and experience the rewarding taste of overcoming fearsome, daunting foes!

We can’t wait for you to roll and fight your way through powerful demons and tricky traps in Dark Souls: Remastered on May 25, 2018.

Just remember: You are never truly safe in the world of Lordran.

Update: Edited to remove the mention of HDR lighting at Bandai Namco’s request.

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68 Comments

  • Oh. My. God. Yeeeeehaaaaa!

  • Will it superscale for 1080p display PRO users?

    • well it’s coming to xbox one x too, where that is mandatory. so there’s really no reason why it wouldn’t on ps4 pro.

    • supersampled* oof.

    • HellBringer1975

      its coming to every system it was announced on Nintendo Minne direct at 6 am this morning here so its PC, switch, xbox , ps4 all same day release . me switch is day one as i use it as my hand held and playing my fav souls game all day anywhere is epic then later i will grab it on ps4 or xbox .

  • Game director Hidetaka Myazaki admitted in an interview that the entire Lost Izalith portion of the game was left in an unfinished state due to time restraints. Will this area be redone to meet his original vision or will it be left as poorly designed as it was in the original?

  • Praise the Sun!

  • Praise the sun! ☉☀

    Now when are we getring a Demons Soul Remaster and a Demons Soul 2?

    • Probably never. Demon’s Souls belongs to Sony and the Dark Souls series does not. Since Dark Souls is a multiplatform, Bandai Namco could benefit quite a bit from it. Don’t think they’re willing to make just Demon’s Souls for Sony and I don’t think Sony will bother anyways let a long let them make it for other gaming platforms.

  • Negativitee

    Any idea if there will be controller remapping in this version?

    • ON PS4 you can remap controls for any game. google it.

    • HellBringer1975

      yup but you still cant do what xbox has done from day one is map the controller to be inverted as millions of gamers cant play with out right stick being inverted and ps4 still does not allow that only mapping to a different button or stick .

    • I always invert the right stick when i play. Ive never had that problem?

  • Yes. Yes. Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’d rather se saw a remaster of Demon’s Souls, or even better, the old King’s Field series! I would love to play the origin of the Souls series. Remake/remaster all 4, please!

    • TomatoDragon

      Kings Field would require an entire remake. Not just a remaster. I don’t think that’s going to happen.

  • juankvillegas

    Praising the Sun finally worked!!!

  • CriticalBrit

    Disable invasion option yet or do I keep closing app when invaded? Offline not an option because I like every online feature except forced PvP in a 99.9% of the time PvE game.

    • Guardian_owl

      Then play in hollow form where you can’t get invaded. Dark Souls 1 is the only game in the series in which there is literally zero downside to playing in hollow form.

    • juankvillegas

      When I’m not in the mood to PvP, I just let the invader kill me, or maybe I kill myself, and then I play as hollow… And as you know, you can’t be invaded in hollow form.

    • AlphaDeltaMango

      The downside is that your BEAUTIFUL character looks disgusting.

      Fashion souls is important, guys.

  • The flame still burns! What a great day this is!!

  • Just don’t get any funny ideas about trying to charge full price retail for it. I’m not expecting the $20 you can get the game for on PS3, but be reasonable here, remasters of nine year old games aren’t worth full retail and you know it.

  • Will the game downsample for 1080p displays on Pro?

    • well it’s coming to xbox one x too, where that is mandatory. so there’s really no reason why it wouldn’t on ps4 pro.

    • You already said that..

    • Downsampling is not mandated on Xbox One X, it is automatically forced at a system level. For downsampling to be a reality on PlayStation 4 Pro for this game it would have to directly coded into the game by the developer which may or may not happen.

  • ‘PRAISE THE SUN!’ \[T]/

  • ooooh yeah Praise the Sun, I have missed the start but played DS2 and DS3. So glad it is coming back in its full glory

  • takaithepanda

    Will this include the dlc expansion?

  • the 60fps chosen undead!!

  • Tidusfanboy

    Any chance of the US getting the trilogy box set that Japan is getting? Would love to just grab all 3 at the same time.

    • AlphaDeltaMango

      If you play Dark souls 1 then you’ve basically played Dark souls 3, except they ripped the combat speed off of Bloodborne, and you will be mocked relentlessly for playing/liking Dark souls 2.

  • Please add locked 30 fps option for Dark Souls 3 on PS4 Pro

  • pablikenemy79

    Darks Souls on the Go !!!!??

    YESSSS !! It’s coming to the Switch too!!!!!

    Thanks to the Nintendo Switch I will play this game any time and anywhere!!!!!

    • Yeah. Switch version it is for me too. 4K 60 is tempting but I already have the 360 version on Xbox One (thanks backwards compatibility!) to play in the living room. Having it portable on the other hand will be a total game changer – just like it is with Skyrim and Doom. What a fantastic little console!!

    • HellBringer1975

      its coming to every system it was announced on Nintendo Minne direct at 6 am this morning here so its PC, switch, xbox , ps4 all same day release . me switch is day one as i use it as my hand held and playing my fav souls game all day anywhere is epic then later i will grab it on ps4 or xbox .

  • BlaqMagiq24

    Will this have a physical copy?

  • Superatomic8

    Why??
    We want a demons souls remaster…
    DEMON SOULS
    Why doesn’t FROM SOFTWARE get it?

    • Sony owns the IP for Demon’s Souls, not From Software. While From Software could remaster Demon’s Souls, they need to work with Sony to have permission to release it, which means that if it could be released it would be a PS4 exclusive. While that might still be a big enough hit to warrant it, it makes more sense for them to remaster Dark Souls and release it to 3 consoles and PC. I wouldn’t say we will never get a Demon’s Souls Remaster, but there’s more money on the table for Dark Souls Remastered.

    • AlphaDeltaMango

      They made Bloodborne alongside Sony recently, so chances are kinda good.. Maybe.. In a few years.

  • SOCOM 2 Remastered PLEASE

  • sLeEpYrAgEr13

    60 FPS BlightTown!!!!! Please tell me you’ll be able to set passwords for multiplayer

  • What will it cost though? That will determine how early I purchase this game.

  • Orpheus_Aeons

    So…it’s a Pro-exclusive title then? =/

    What will be the benefit of playing the remaster on a regular PS4? None? Just the “privilege” of being able to play DS outside of a PS3?

    Great… SMH *rolleyes*

    • HellBringer1975

      its coming to every system it was announced on Nintendo Minne direct at 6 am this morning here so its PC, switch, xbox , ps4 all same day release . me switch is day one as i use it as my hand held and playing my fav souls game all day anywhere is epic then later i will grab it on ps4 or xbox .

    • TheTrainJob

      Uh, what? This is a remaster, it’s going to look better and run smoother, support 6 player(from 4 on the PS3) and likely have new lighting effects over the PS3 version. It’s also going to support 4K and whatnot on the Pro… just like every single other game that has PS4 Pro support. Playing this on a regular PS4 is still going to blow the PS3 version away. I don’t get what you’re going on about…

  • Will the game get mirrored effect like what happened ed on Dark Souls 2 on the PS4?

  • BROTHERGUNNS1255

    Well I need to buy about 30 controllers cause this is going to be a long long road ahead R.I.P ps3 controllers

  • When can we expect to see it available on the PS Store to pre-order ?

  • Title should be rewritten like this:Yet Another Shameful Recycled Game Comes Forth…Dark Souls:Recycled Comes to PS4 May 25.

    Let’s go people..its the same game that was already on PS3 in HD and that many of you already own but now it cooks and does your laundry in “glorious” 4K.

  • Alphawolf094

    “Instead of 1-4 players, six people can gather to either support or betray each other”

    Interesting. So what’s the maximum number of people who can enter your game as dark spirits or white/yellow phantoms?

  • It’s a shame they’re not moving it to the BB/DK3 engine with better lighting etc. It better at least be 1080p/60fps.

    How about Demon’s Souls next? :D

  • Super excited about this announcement! Can’t wait to see how well it plays’ on current gen consoles. Dark Souls 2 for PlayStation 4 was unplayable after a certain point in the game for me. The lag was terrible and absolutely unacceptable.

    • mischieviousgod2

      Thats weird i played through DS2 multiple times on the reg ps4 and didnt have a single lag issue. Platinumed it. Had some lag on invasions but that was because i was getting invaded by people from the other side ofbthe world.

  • Anyone know if there will be a digital release as well

  • XxRikuShimizuxX

    What about the base ps4 is it 60 fps too?

  • Catchthevapor909

    Will this include all the DLC bosses from the prepare to die edition?? if so that would be awesome.

  • Catchthevapor909

    If any one knows please reply thank you.

  • Have they made it any easier?? ha, ha.

  • My whalet is ready

    • AlphaDeltaMango

      Wallet.

      It’s Wallet.

      Not whalet,

      Not wellat,

      Not Challaylay.

      It’s WALLET

  • TheQuadFather45

    This is funny because having watched Craig from game attack play dark souls for the first time with bolen I have wanted to, and been thinking of buying it to play it for the first time ever. But my ps3 has been really crappy for a while now and I need a new one so I’m so glad this is happening.

  • Now how about Demon’s Souls Remastered?

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