A bit a bad news for those looking forward to the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered. Bandai Namco has just informed us that the Switch version has been delayed until Summer 2018.
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.
Sadly, this also means that those sweet Solaire amiibo’s are also delayed. Crap, I really wanted those on my office desk.
Bandai Namco hasn’t cited why the game is being delayed. However, if I had to speculate, it has to do with the recent hands-on with the game. The Switch version has been played by many outlets, as well by us during PAX East 2018. While I thought the game was playable, there were a few rough areas. I’m willing to bet that BN simply wants to put a bit more polish on the title before it’s released. Which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Dark Souls: Remastered on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC aren’t affected by this delay and will be released on May 25, 2018.