While we'll take any excuse to replay Dark Souls for the umpteenth time, we're not entirely sure why this remaster exists. And while it wasn't immediately clear if the box set would be released outside Japan, publisher Bandai Namco has weighed in on that front, and the news isn't good for Dark Souls fans.
The fact that Dark Souls is considered as a very popular brand should not surprise anyone.
From Software's massively popular spiritual successor to Demon's Souls made its debut back in 2011 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and now six years later it's resurfaced on what may be one the most unlikeliest consoles possible. If you're on a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, or a PC powerful enough to run 4K, you can die at 60 FPS in an upscaled 4K resolution. Dark Souls Remastered will include the Artorias of the Abyss DLC from the start, as well as an increased resolution and framerate. The Dark Souls box set is retailing 49,800 yen, which equates to around $440.
It was listed for PS4 shortly after the remastered version of Dark Souls was announced for PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One earlier today. The Nintendo Switch version will, however, run at 1080p and 30fps. Adding motion-controlled combat to Dark Souls could be a huge selling point for the game if From Software chose to add that feature to the remastered edition of the game.
In addition to that, a Dark Souls Trilogy box has been confirmed for Japan. Dark Souls Remastered will be released on 5/25/2018 for all of the major gaming platforms but right now we don't know how much it will cost and it is not available for pre-order yet.