Rumor: FromSoftware might bring the Dark Souls trilogy to Nintendo Switch

The collection would release on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Switch simultaneously.


According to Let's Play Video Games, a website with a reputation for breaking accurate Switch rumors, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have a build of Dark Souls 3 running on Nintendo's upcoming platform.

Purportedly, a small team inside FromSoft has been working on the port for a few months and have attained "a level of performance they are happy with."

LPVG stressed that work on the port could be nothing more than experimentation by the developers to put Nintendo Switch through its paces, and that FromSoftware wants to see how Switch performs at retail before committing.

However, FromSoft's and Bandai Namco's logos appeared on Nintendo's early list of confirmed third-party publishers. On top of that, LPVG's source claims that both studios are toying with the idea of releasing a Dark Souls trilogy on Switch, as well as Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The idea would be to launch the collection on all platforms simultaneously, complete with their respective DLC expansions. (Presumably, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin would be the version of the second installment bundled in the compilation.)

Craddock's Corner: For me, this is the most exciting Switch-related news yet. No Dark Souls has found a home on Nintendo hardware thus far. In a two-firsts-for-the-price-of-one special, a collection on Switch would carry the distinction of being the first handheld incarnation of the series. Dark Souls in my pocket, available to play anywhere, anytime. The very thought has my jam-packed schedule ducking for cover until 2018.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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