Extra! Extra! Today is the last day you will be able to purchase Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition on Steam, the PC release of the original Dark Souls. According to publisher Namco Bandai, the Steam version will be pulled tomorrow in preparation for Dark Souls: Remastered releasing on May 25.
Those who own Prepare To Die will receive a 50% discount on Dark Souls: Remastered, which is priced at $40. Considering that Prepare To Die is currently priced at $20, you won’t really be saving any cash but at least you’ll get two games for the price of one (and add to your credibility as a true Dark Souls connoisseur).
To anyone interested in playing Dark Souls with mods, this is probably the best and in fact the only time you’ll be able to set out on this digital adventure. It will probably be quite some time before the Remastered version receives the same extensive library of game-changing mods.
Dark Souls Remastered will feature a string of updates that include minor graphical enhancements such as high-quality lighting and high-res textures, and welcome gameplay changes such as improvements on password matchmaking (akin to Dark Souls III), being able to cash loads of consumables simultaneously, and support for different screen resolutions, a feature that the original lacked.
Dark Souls Remastered will be released on May 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version coming later. If you happen to own a console, remember to bookmark the network test taking place this weekend.