Dark Souls Remastered Nintendo Switch Port Delayed, Here’s Why

Dark Souls Remastered Nintendo Switch

To say that gamers are excited for the upcoming remastered version of Dark Souls would be a massive understatement. After all, there is nothing quite like dying a thousand times, only now everything will look even more spectacular. While PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 players will be enjoying the updated iteration next month, the Dark Souls Remastered Nintendo Switch port has officially been delayed.

In a statement from Bandai Namco, the studio addressed their decision to hold off on the Switch port of Dark Souls Remastered. While this is surely disappointing for many, the reasoning behind the delay is more than acceptable, as the developer needs more time to make sure players are satisfied with their experience on the hybrid console. Here’s what they had to say:

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is confirming that Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch, as well as the Solaire amiibo, will be moving from their original May 25, 2018 release date to later this summer. 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.”

This may not be the best news for those anticipating the title on the Nintendo Switch, but it is ultimately a good decision. If Bandai Namco feels that the port isn’t ready, it’s better to wait for a fully functioning game, instead of playing through something potentially awful until a patch arrives. Sure, Switch players won’t get to enjoy the game at the same time as others on different platforms, but we’re sure it will be worth the wait.

Dark Souls Remastered is set to release on May 25th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Switch version is expected to launch at some point this summer. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you disappointed to hear that the Dark Souls Remastered Nintendo Switch port has been delayed? Will you be holding out to pick it up on the hybrid console, or will you be jumping on another platform to get your fix? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett1093 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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