Now it is finally a certainty as it was confirmed in Nintendo Direct 2018 that Dark Souls Remastered will indeed be heading to the Nintendo Switch in the near future. But who cares, it's one of the most critically-acclaimed games coming to one of the most innovative consoles of recent years; that's enough in our book. After weeks of rampant speculation, a Nintendo Direct Mini unveiled a number of unexpected reveals, the biggest being a remaster of Dark Souls. This was followed by a tweet from publisher Bandai Namco on its Spanish account, stating that Dark Souls Remastered is set to arrive on May 25th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC as well as the Nintendo Switch. Be sure to check out the whole Direct Mini below. It's competitive search and find with balloons, complete with online leaderboards.
Dark Souls: Remastered, out on May 25th, joins Skyrim and Doom as prominent third-party games getting new life on Nintendo's console.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will see the addition of Donkey Kong, and speaking of which, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze will also make its way from the Wii U to the Switch.
But it's not all just remasters. On the indie side, the EA Originals game Feis coming to Nintendo's console on February 16th, while tower platformer Celesteis out on January 25th.
Cooperative heist shooter Payday 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, adding HD rumble and touchscreen controls.
Hyrule Warriors: Definite Edition will include all of the content from the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the epic action game, but this edition for Nintendo Switch, launching in the Spring, will include outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Either Nintendo is concentrating on creating remastered versions of its back catalogue to sell on to Switch owners or it's simply having a bit of a struggle to get the hardware to support emulation in a stable fashion.