Originally slated to be released on the Nintendo Switch from May 25, Bandai Namco today announced that Dark Souls: Remastered is being delayed until an unknown time later this Summer. With that being said, while the Nintendo Switch version is being delayed, it’s still full steam ahead for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game. The consecutively announced Solaire “Praise the Sun!” amiibo figure is also being delayed until later during the Summer.
While little is currently known about the reason behind the delay on the Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco did have the following 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.”
Originally released in 2011 to critical acclaim for its inherent difficulty, Dark Souls rapidly became a fan favorite amongst global audiences. Since then, it would go on to create a new standard of difficulty in video games, with many games being referred to as the “Dark Souls of their respective genre.” The HD remaster of the game is set to include both the base game and additional DLC, as well as the online functionality of the original game.
Further information on the Nintendo Switch version of the game can be found via the official website.