Dark Souls Remastered: Why It's a Good Thing

The first Dark Souls game is getting a Switch remaster! Here's why this is great for both the publishers and consumers.

Dark Souls Remastered just got announced, and the whole internet is going crazy about it. The biggest reason for this is that the Nintendo Switch release will give players the opportunity to play Dark Souls on the go. Obviously, we’re all excited to play Dark Souls with the quality of life improvements the remaster is going to bring, but in this article, I want to talk about why it is a great move for Bandai Namco to release this game.

What do the companies gain?

First of all, the hype around Dark Souls Remastered is quite big because the release date of May 25 isn’t too far away, and the hype is very unlikely to die off or last too long, meaning the sales will definitely benefit from it. You can bet that a lot of Switch owners will pick this up since many hardcore Nintendo fans never got a chance to play any of the Souls games. Apart from that, Dark Souls Remastered will also serve as a sort of bridge to fill the gap between From Software’s upcoming releases, giving us something to make the wait a little easier.

What do the players gain?

With the release of Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, the Souls community has gained a ton of new members. Dark Souls Remastered will give these players, who haven’t played the first Dark Souls game for some reason, a chance to experience its well-crafted world and its grimy atmosphere.

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With all that said, this is a win-win situation for everyone, and it’s obvious that I’m very excited for the release. I can’t wait to experience Lordran again in all its might and glory and with an all-new look. For more Dark Souls news and all things gaming, stay tuned to GameSkinny.

Published Jan. 16th 2018

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