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Dark Souls Remastered changes make it more like Dark Souls 3

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Bandai Namco has shared an extensive list of changes being made to Dark Souls Remastered that will bring it more in-line with later entries in the franchise.

With thanks to IGN, the list of changes are detailed below.

Graphics

Dark Souls Remastered will run in the following resolutions on available platforms:

  • Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, PC: 4K resolution, 60fps
  • PS4, Xbox One: 1080p resolution, 60fps
  • Switch: 1080p, 30fps when docked or 720p, 30fps when in handheld mode

VG24/7 managed to capture 30 minutes of the game on PS4 Pro, which you can check out below:

Online Multiplayer

  • Online player count is now 6 rather than 4 players
  • The Dried Finger item will be required to play with 6 players
  • The Dried Finger has been moved from the Painted World of Ariamis to the Undead Burg merchant so that it can be obtained earlier in the game
  • The Dried Finger location in the Painted World has been replaced with a Twin Humanities item
  • Password Matchmaking is now available, as in Dark Souls 3
  • Friends will be able to matchmake in an easier fashion, with levels adjusted to account for gaps between the host and the guest players
  • No healing items, apart from Estus Flasks, will be available in PvP
  • When a player defeats an invading phantom, their Estus Flask is restored
  • Players can turn toggle global matchmaking on and off
  • Players can now prevent matched Red Phantoms from seeing their “White Sign Soapstone” sign
  • Players can no longer summon ally phantoms consecutively when in combat with enemy phantoms

Arena

  • 3v3 and 6-player deathmatch will both be available
  • Password Matching can also be used in Arena battles
  • Respawn points will be randomised

Everything Else

  • Rather than one at a time, players can select the number of usable items they use at once
  • Available languages have been boosted to equal the number available in Dark Souls 3
  • A Bonfire has been added next to Vamos the Blacksmith
  • Covenants can be switched at Bonfires
  • Button remapping will be made available
  • Items will not automatically be registered into an item slot when picked up
  • The first item equipped will be selected when the up or down directional pad button is held down
  • Dedicated servers will be used rather than a P2P configuration

What do you make of the above changes?

Dark Souls Remastered heads to Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch on 24 May.