After months of silence and two missed release windows, Bandai Namco has announced that Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch and the Solaire of Astora amiibo will be releasing October 19th.

The game was originally slated for May 25th alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions but was pushed back to “Summer 2018” before finally getting the new date of October 19th. Hopefully, this is the final setback and the game releases this fall, although Banda Namco hasn’t provided much information as to why it was pushed back in the first place. The original game was known for unintended frame-drops that added even greater difficulty to an already brutal game. Time will tell if the version for Nintendo Switch will fall victim to the same.

The full press release is below.

Bandai Namco Entertainment is pleased to announce the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered.

Also releasing on the same day is the amiibo® figure based on the famous Solaire of Astora. It will allow the true Warrior of the Sunlight to prove their faith by using the “Praise the Sun” gesture from the beginning of the adventure (the gesture can also be obtained through regular gameplay).

Both the game and the Solaire of Astora amiibo® will be available on 19th October, 2018.

Find out more on the official website.

With tense exploration and fearsome foes, the twisted world of Dark Souls: Remastered is full of trials and tribulations, extreme battles, diverse weaponry and powerful magic. Players can customise their character to exactly suit their play style, should it be a heavily armored merciless warrior or a frail but mighty sorcerer. The Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered will allow players to face those challenges head-on anywhere and everywhere! Switch players will be able to explore Lordran prior to release with the online network test. More information will be available soon.

Features list for Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch:


Original Nintendo Switch
Resolution 720p TV mode : 1080p
Portable mode : 720p
Frame rate 30fps 30fps
Online compatible players 1〜4 1〜6
Online system P2P Specific game server
DLC Separated Included