User Review


Dark Souls Remastered has released a day early on Steam. Bandai Namco has unlocked the game and it’s available to play right now, the day before its official May 25th launch date.

The publisher didn’t actually make an official announcement so this may have been a simple mistake on their part, but it gives PC players the opportunity to jump and grab a headstart on the remaster of this classic game.

Should you already own Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam, you can nab Dark Souls Remastered for a 50% discount, bringing it down to $20. Be warned that is pretty much exactly the same game, albeit improved with 4K resolution, native support for 60 frames per second, slightly enhanced lighting and upgraded textures. If you’re not playing at 4K then the improvements over a modded version of the standard Dark Souls are negligible, but it is now the ultimate way to play one of the finest action games of all time.

If you’re yet to play Dark Souls, you’re in for a bit of a treat. Its reputation precedes it but suffice to say, prepare to die. A lot.

To celebrate the arrival, Bandai Namco has released a launch trailer for Dark Souls Remastered, providing a little taste of what to expect when we turn to Lordran once more.

Dark Souls Remastered is out now on PC and available on May 25th for PS4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version is due in the summer.