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Dark Souls Remastered will also be coming to the PC, PS4, Xbox One on May 25

Bandai Namco has big plans for Dark Souls Remastered, and it looks like the enhanced re-release will actually make its way to multiple platforms this Spring. In addition to the franchise’s Nintendo Switch debut, the publisher will also release Dark Souls Remastered for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 25.

“Dark Souls Remastered delivers the same great gameplay, online mechanics, and environmental storytelling that has inspired countless game players and developers,” said Kasumi Yogi, the Associate Brand Manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “We are excited to watch the thriving Dark Souls community grow and support new players experiencing the title for the first time.”

This new version of the acclaimed action RPG will come packaged with the Artorias of the Abyss expansion, and players who own a PC, PS4 Pro, or Xbox One X will be able to experience the game in “Dynamic 4K” resolution.

The first trailer for Dark Souls Remastered has been embedded above.

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Dark Souls Remastered will be released for the Switch on May 25

It looks like the rumors were true, and the newest Nintendo Direct presentation has just been unleashed upon the world. Though the video clocks in at just over 14 minutes, this “Nintendo Direct Mini” still features a treasure trove of new announcements for the Switch.

Nintendo, Bandai Namco, and From Software are teaming up to bring Dark Souls to the Nintendo Switch this Spring. The re-release will be known as Dark Souls Remastered, and it’ll include improved graphics, a higher framerate, and the Artorias of the Abyss expansion:

Dark Souls Remastered The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch. Dark Souls Remastered includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original Dark Souls game for an exhilarating return to Lordran. This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go.

This is the first time a Dark Souls game will appear on a Nintendo platform, and Dark Souls Remastered will launch for the Switch on May 25.

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Dark Souls comic miniseries to be collected in a graphic novel on December 6

darksouls-graphicnovelThe final issue in Titan’s Dark Souls comic book adaptation is now available to purchase from your local comic shop, but Titan has also announced that a collected edition will be available this December. Written by George Mann, and with artwork by Alan Quah, the Dark Souls comic looks at an unexplored side of the game’s world by following Fira, a “battle-hardened warrior”:

The official comic set in the world of the best-selling Dark Souls videogame franchise! Join Fira – a battle-hardened warrior – as she embarks upon a perilous quest to save her ailing kingdom, fighting countless hoards of demonic foes along the way!

Dark Souls: The Breath of Andolus will be released on December 6 and contain all four issues from the miniseries.

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MS drops Gold requirement for entertainment apps; Games With Gold coming to Xbox One

xboxlivelogomajornelsonsaleMicrosoft has announced that, beginning in June, all entertainment apps (such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and others) will not require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Instead, the apps will be open to all Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners with an Internet connection.

The consolemaker will also expand their Games With Gold program to the Xbox One in June. Xbox One owners with Gold memberships will be able to download Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault for free during the month.

Microsoft also announced the Xbox 360’s Games With Gold for June and we’re all in for a treat: Dark Souls and Charlie Murder will be the free games for the month. As a bonus, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will also be available to download for Gold subscribers.

My Xbox 360’s hard drive will be a lot less roomy by June 30.

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The Golden Pixel Awards 2011: Gaming’s Best, Worst, and Everything Else

Welcome to Warp Zoned’s first ever Golden Pixel Awards. Sit back and relax as we reward the best (and worst) games of 2011 with accolades based on their rather unique accomplishments.

The Apocalypse List

The bombs have fallen, the zombies have horded, food is scarce, and you’ve boarded yourself up in a bunker that’ll stand for a hundred years. What better way to spend your time in “The Vault” than by playing Warp Zoned’s favorite games from 2011? It doesn’t matter if you call it a “Top Ten List” or “Our Favorites From 2011,” but these are the games we plan to keep playing even if there was no game industry to keep making games. (more…)

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Battlefield 3 blows away the competition in October NPD report

The NPD Group has released their report on the ten bestselling titles in October and, not surprisingly, Battlefield 3 takes the top spot. EA’s modern warfare sim likely won’t hold onto the crown for long as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was released to record-breaking sales earlier this week.

Battlefield 3 was followed by a slew of new releases including Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12, Rage, Just Dance 3, Dark Souls, and Forza Motorsport 4. That’s right, the brutal action RPG Dark Souls outsold Microsoft’s big racing franchise.

Holdovers for this month include Madden NFL 12, Gears of War 3, and that other football game, FIFA Soccer 12. The complete top ten for October can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Rage, NBA 2K12, Dark Souls, More

The Fall release rush began with some big titles in September, but now that we’re moving into October the new release list is going to get a lot more interesting from here on out.

This week’s biggest new release is id Software’s first game in over seven years, Rage (PC, PS3, Xbox 360). The post-apocalyptic shooter will also include Mad Max-style vehicle chases and more deserted lanscapes can you can shake a cactus at.

Speaking of deserted landscapes, 2K Sports will release NBA 2K12 (PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360) even though the 2011-2012 NBA season is currently in limbo.

If battling the forces of darkness is more your thing, perhaps you’ll want to look into Namco Bandai’s Dark Souls. The spiritual sequel to Demon’s Souls brings the series to the Xbox 360 for the first time.

Also available this week, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 will have to do battle with the forces of darkness in two time periods if they want to save Peter Parker’s life in Spider-Man: Edge of Time (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360).

Finally, Ubisoft is serving up another dance lesson, on the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this time, with Just Dance 3. And speaking of Kinect-powered games, Majesco will release Hulk Hogan’s Main Event for the Xbox 360.

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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Dark Souls “Full Prologue” is full of demons, dragons, darkness

Over the last few weeks, Namco Bandai has slowly unveiled the Dark Souls “Prologue” in three creepifying parts. Now, to celebrate the game’s appearance at the Tokyo Game Show, they’ve released the “Full Prologue” to fulfill your dreams of demons, dragons and darkness.

Dark Souls will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 4. That’s just a little over two weeks away!

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