Oh my goodness! Despite Dark Souls Remastered being announced back in January 11th, 2018, it sure took quite some time to see gameplay or screenshots. Upon announcement, there were many rumors describing that the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions would see upgrades to the lighting and textures. None of this was ever confirmed or denied, so speculation carried on. However, at the time, we knew that the Switch version was being worked on by another developer.
It took nearly two months to get footage of the Remaster, and it was of the Switch version which looked nearly identical to the last-generation release. Fans seemed disappointed that the changes were not as massive as expected. Interestingly enough, we did not see footage of the PlayStation, Xbox, or PC version. Alhough these versions would play at a much higher resolution and frame rate.
Although, it seems now that we can put the rumors and speculation to rest. As of today, we finally have some more information about the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC versions via FromSoftware’s PR manager.
First screenshots for Dark Souls Remastered on current-generation consoles look stunning
最新の週刊ファミ通にてPS4版『DARK SOULS REMASTERED』のスクリーンショットを初公開しました。よろしければぜひ、チェックしてみてください。 pic.twitter.com/XS3p5DpcUO
— FROMSOFTWARE／Kitao (@YasuhiroKitao) March 22, 2018
In the tweet above, FromSoftwate’s PR manager hosted a screenshot of Dark Souls Remastered on PlayStation 4 in an upcoming magazine scan. As you can see, the three screenshots provided are from the Undead Asylum, Undead Burg, and Sen’s Fortress. Each screen appears to have enhanced visuals and lighting. The lighting is especially noticeable in the screenshot focusing on Sen’s Fortress. The torch surrounding the dark and gloom area is great.
Additionally, screenshots have popped up.
Perhaps we will see a trailer later this week, as Dark Souls Remastered is coming out on May 25, 2018. That is almost less than two months from now.
Originally, I knew I was going to immediately purchase this game on PlayStation 4. After a while, I figured I would purchase it on the Nintendo Switch as well. Now, knowing what we do now, I am definitely buying it on PlayStation 4 as priority, and Switch for something more casual (such as travel). What are you looking forward to the most?