Dark Souls Remastered official logo and artwork

Dark Souls, my absolute favorite game of all time, will be getting a Remastered edition on May 25th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the Switch version will be coming at some point this summer. While I would love to tell you the Remastered edition will bring with it a plethora of improvements to the somewhat lacking end-game, the reality is that Dark Souls Remastered is mostly concerned about making the game run as smoothly as possible across all in-game areas.

In other words, Dark Souls Remastered will bring with it slightly better visuals, significantly improved performance across the board, silky smooth 60 fps even in the depths of the accursed Blighttown, better online connectivity, and perhaps most surprisingly of all, a completely unnecessary change to how the bonfires look. If you're curious about what all of these improvements and changes might look like in-game, you'll find the answers you seek in the recently posted and fairly lengthy launch trailer. Have a gander:

Since all of this can already be accomplished on PC through the use of mods, you'll be glad to hear that owners of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam will be getting a 50% discount towards the purchase of Dark Souls Remastered. Whether it's actually worth it or not, I'm afraid I don't know as I've only just started my playthrough, but if the online improvements prove to be spectacular I think it's going to be well worth the asking price.

You can learn a little bit more about Dark Souls Remastered, as well as grab yourself a copy, by heading over to the official website.