Dark Souls Remastered: Solaire of Astora amiibo and pre-launch network test announced

Dark Souls Remastered

What would be a Nintendo Direct without at least a new amiibo figure announced? Yesterday’s presentation was no exception, with a figure announced for… Dark Souls Remastered! Alongside the game, a figure based on Solaire of Astora will be released.

If you tap it in-game, you can perform the famous “Praise the Sun” gesture to your heart’s content, and from the very beginning of the game. Of course, you can still obtain it through regular gameplay: the amiibo is in no way mandatory or anything.

Also, ahead of launch, there will be a network test: it will allow players to try out a part of the game (including its online features) before it’s released. More details about that will be revealed soon.

Finally, here’s the Nintendo Direct segment and various pictures for the game (including the boxart and pictures of the amiibo):

And in case you’ve somehow never heard of Dark Souls before, here’s what the game is all about:

Then, there was fire.

Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

Deep and Dark Universe
Delve into an epic dark fantasy universe stricken by decline and the Curse. Explore its intricate world design – full of hidden passages, dungeons and secrets – and uncover its deeply rooted lore.

Each End is a New Beginning
Each playthrough surprises you with new challenges and unexpected facets of the game. Don’t bet on completing the game only once.

Gameplay Richness and Possibilities
Hundreds of unique combinations of weaponry, armor, magic and crafting options to create your own playstyle and gaming experience.

Sense of Learning, Mastering and Accomplishment
From your first steps to mastery, build your character while refining you playing skills. Learn to strategize freely and experience the rewarding taste of overcoming daunting foes.

The Way of the Multiplayer (up to 6 players with dedicated servers)
Whatever your motivations are to play online – collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal – you’ll find your true home among the nine covenants. Which allegiance will you choose?

Dark Souls Remastered (Switch) comes out on March 24th in Japan, and March 25th in Europe and North America.

Source: Nintendo / Nintendo


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