That Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Isn't Coming West

Shortly after Nintendo revealed Dark Souls: Remastered during this morning's Direct Mini, publisher Namco Bandai revealed that the game is also coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The first in the series of multi-platform Souls games still stands as a hallmark of From Software's stellar design - something the studio only perfected heading up to Dark Souls 3.

A year ago a journalist said on Twitter that a remaster of the original hard-as-nails RPG would be announced at a Bandai Namco on 15 December, alongside four other new titles. Switch owners meanwhile will be able to squeeze out 30 FPS at 1080p when the system is docked. 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.

Kotaku alleges that Bandai Namco is aiming to have all three games in the Dark Souls franchise make it over to the Nintendo Switch, though today's Nintendo Direct will be focused on beginning with that first title.

If surprise Total War games aren't your thing, how about surprise Dark Souls ones? Besides the games, the box set includes impressive bookends that look like a knight and a bonfire, art prints, dictionaries with descriptions for every item in the series, and six discs worth of Dark Souls music.

"Dark Souls requires intense focus", he said. "Dark Souls doesn't just surpass other dungeon crawlers; it skewers them with a razor-sharp halberd and leaves behind their soulless corpses". While there's a lot of cool stuff in this bundle that hardcore Dark Souls fans are sure to love, that's a steep price to pay, especially considering most people probably already own Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III.

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