It looks like Dark Souls fans on the Nintendo Switch will have longer to prepare to die, as Bandai Namco has just announced that Dark Souls: Remastered has been delayed.
Announced earlier this year during a Nintendo Direct, Dark Souls: Remastered — along with the Solaire of Astora amiibo — was poised to arrive on May 25. However, the delay has caused the release date for both to be pushed back to summer 2018.
Here is what Bandai Namco had to say in the announcement:
“Due to the nature of causality, we must announce that the Nintendo Switch version of [Dark Souls Remastered] will be pushed back to summer of 2018, and with it, the release of the Solaire of Astora amiibo.”
This is an unfortunate turn of events, especially because long-time Nintendo fans have been consistently left out of the loop ever since the franchise began. And what makes the delay particularly curious is the fact that the Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered was playable at PAX East earlier this month and everything — even Blightown — appeared to be in working order.
On the bright side, Bandai Namco promises that this delay will grant 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.”
Fortunately, this delay only affects those on the Nintendo Switch. If you were among the many awaiting the remaster on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC, then you can expect Dark Souls: Remastered to arrive on May 25 as scheduled.