Marcus Sellars, an editor for Nintendo focused sites, posted a few days ago that Namco Bandai will be holding an unannounced event on December 15. Five new titles will be revealed at the event, and apparently Nintendo will have a big presence.
Sounds interesting so far, but the perhaps the most interesting piece of news was that Namco Bandai is apparently porting the original Dark Souls to modern consoles, including the Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Sellars tweeted that this was indeed the case, but the tweet was deleted shortly after it went public. Of course, once it’s on the internet it’s on the internet for good, so here’s the tweet in question:
We haven’t heard of this Sellars fellow before, so we’re not quite sure how credible he is. As is the case with any rumor, take this with a grain of salt. For us, we hope it ends up being true! We’re big fans of the original Dark Souls! We know it’s kind of a big deal nowadays with lots of new games trying to emulate the series’ formula, but we honestly think it was an unforgettable experience. Not only was it a huge challenge to get through, but the world was just so fascinating and we were sucked in immediately.
The Souls series has gone on to enjoy years of a fire-forged legacy, and now the series have become a staple of modern gaming. Of course, there are probably a lot of players who jumped into the series after the original game was released considering it came out six years ago, so this would be an awesome opportunity to see where the series began to form its identity.
This piece of news – assuming it ends up being true – along with the announcement of the Demon’s Souls servers going down means that right now it’s a good time to get back into the origins of the Souls series. December 15 is right around the corner, so here’s hoping we see this rumor become reality!