The Dark Souls remaster port on Nintendo's handheld console hybrid will miss its original May 25 release date, publisher Bandai Namco today confirmed.
The upcoming Dark Souls remaster is still on target for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but the devs behind the Switch flavor need extra time to ensure optimum performance on the system. Dark Souls on Switch is now slated for "Summer 2018" and might be pushed back a few weeks or so. No definite timeline was given. Since the Switch uses lower-end hardware when compared to the easier scalability between today's modern consoles and PC the console can be a bit more complicated to develop certain games onto.
"Due to the nature of causality, we must announce that the Nintendo Switch version of #DarkSoulsRemastered will be pushed back to summer of 2018, and with it, the release of the Solaire of Astora amiibo. PC/PS4/X1 versions will maintain their May 25th release date," the Dark Souls Twitter account wrote.
Bandai Namco also plans to test out the Dark Souls online multiplayer separate from other systems:
"We will test the server performance of the Switch version apart from the others, and at a time closer to the Switch release. We will announce the dates when they are available."