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Dark Souls Switch DELAYED - Reaction + Reasons

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Nintendo Switch was set to get a big day and date 3rd party game...but now Dark Souls Switch has been delayed. Today we discuss what happened, thoughts on why, and what it means going forward. Let us know YOUR take in the comments down below! Join On Us On Discord: https://discord.gg/vNfSYzy Follow Us On Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheSwitchForce
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last stand (6 days ago)
Wtf what about the people who spent the pre-order it said may 25th wtf all im going to say they better fix the bugs because I'm not going to sit here with a game with problems
VorTexV2x X (8 days ago)
Dark souls switch is still hype though
MP Reviews (9 days ago)
To everyone who was going to buy the switch version, don’t just buy the PS4 or PC version on may 25th instead just because the game was delayed. Be patient.
Maxim Preobrazhenskiy (10 days ago)
Will be worth it if they make it 60 fps
Paappa Brony (12 days ago)
I started my Dark Souls adventure in the second game and went to the third game afterwards. I have not actually played the first game. I should have but I have pre-ordered my copy for the switch at GameStop so whenever it releases, gonna pop that bad boy in and have a grand ol time.
LuigiThe13th (22 days ago)
They wouldn't push it back to September, especially if their plan is to drop Smash with the internet service. Having Dark Souls there too might split sales between the two when they could both easily make their own banks worth of money separately.
Avenging Demon (24 days ago)
Switch is portable and I can play Hyrule warriors untill it is released.
hansi gib mal die bong (27 days ago)
Seems Nintendo has still some kind of quality assurance. Nowadays not a common thing.
Wissem Dens Corleone (28 days ago)
I don't want a stupid remaster that will look like the PC version with mods. I want a remake of the first and second that plays and looks like the third
Alex Oborne (29 days ago)
What!!!!!! Booooooo!!!! Lol. Hopefully it doesn’t get delayed again
noddypeak (29 days ago)
For what we've seen is a glorified port and it's more expensive, so really it feels disrespectful when they don't even give a proper explanation as to why this delay is happening, and keeping a summer release date as vague as it can be doesn't really make this situation better.
Noah DeJesus (29 days ago)
These comments are confusing
DamZe (29 days ago)
Don't despair Nintendo fans, you still have cardboard to play with.
Nik School (1 month ago)
Tyler Newman (1 month ago)
This is getting to be a real problem. We’re starting to go beyond the point of calling this crap just a little irritating. The whole concept of the switch is to sell me a game system that I can play at home or take with me, and still play all the same games. Well that concept is great and all, but it becomes stupid when all the games aren’t there. Without the games, what’s the point of a portable console? If a game is coming out on all major platforms, but the switch version is delayed a year or more and still costs the same... then there’s no appeal to buy the switch version. You would literally be paying full price for an inferior version of a game that came out last year. You could probably buy the game for half that and get the better version at that time. So it begs to question- how long will Nintendo contours this shit? How can you sell your system by its concept when the games are all inferior versions and take ages to release? If a game comes out on say October 17th, and the switch version is delayed a year or more on a “tba” release date... who the hell waits an indefinite amount of time for an inferior copy of a game, when you could buy the superior version of the game anywhere else on launch day? Nintendo needs to get their shit together. They had a pretty good first year with the switch (should’ve been better, but it was okay). Now all of a sudden the second year is dry as can be. There’s not gonna be any major, original content on the switch until fall at the earliest, and it could be even later. The E-Shop is getting flooded with garbage indies just like steam. We’re still waiting on the port of wolfenstein 2, which still doesn’t even have a solid release window. Now dark souls is getting pushed till summer at least, and it might get still get pushed again to September at the earliest (provided the damn online service actually launches in September), if Nintendo decides to link their DS Remastered port to their paid online service. So, now huge third party titles, that could be the saving grace for Nintendo during this drought of games, is pushed back. This is absolutely unacceptable. These long ass dry periods need to stop. No more waiting most of the year for any good content to make its way to the switch. No more waiting for major 3rd party titles to launch well beyond the point where interest in the game is lost. No more announcing games that won’t see gameplay or even a trailer for a year or two after the announcement.... let alone an actual release window. And Nintendo needs to reprice their games. Everything is way too expensive for what it is. Bayonetta games should be $20 a piece TOPS. Dark souls remastered should be $30 TOPS. Many of these indie games, even though they’re very good, only have ~ 3hrs of gameplay.. and they cost upwards of $15-$20. That’s absurd! They want $60 for DK tropical freeze. What?! That game is old and is nothing but a slightly enhanced Wii U port. Again with the overpricing. So far, Mario odyssey and Zelda botw are the only only games genuinely worth their price.
Aidan Ratnage (1 month ago)
Can I hold out until the Summer? I want to use the amiibo but it seems it only gives you a gesture which you can get early on anyway.
Nick's Name (1 month ago)
When ghost says "right" it sounds like he's saying "Ryan" lol
Nick's Name (1 month ago)
Cesar Phillips (1 month ago)
Fuk amiibos
Edward Contreras (1 month ago)
It’d because of the controls a lot of people weren’t happy about them
Troll Hunter (1 month ago)
Dark Souls got delayed on the Switch because of it's crappy hardware lol. Just look here for an idea of how drastic the situation is for third-party support on the Switch. My PS4 collection literally buries my Switch games alive! And it's all your fault because you don't demand better from Nintendo, you fanboys are content with meritocracy. XD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bNV84MOjbE&t=1s
Galacta knight (1 month ago)
This comment section is saddening.It's delayed for 2 months get over it. It could be way worse like Terraria
Redroxx (1 month ago)
Boycott it. I say all games that do this we don’t buy. I want day and date!!
armblackcloud (1 month ago)
Yeah, i bet its to hedge their online service since no way in hell smash bros comes out 2018 ;)
MonsterKat (1 month ago)
2018 has been a huge let down.. yes the switch has sold pretty well but if it keeps going like this we could have another dust gathering indie machine on our hands.
Chris Gennusa (1 month ago)
Nooooooooo indeed. Since I've played it on PC and I'm still currently half way through DS3 I think I'll wait for switch for the portability
Greasy (1 month ago)
Nintendo announced this game. The amiibo is coming to the system. Yet Nintendo is the only one with the delay. This is only a month before the release which is the most painful part, especially considering that its was just showcased at PAX. This delay, especially with no reason given, is unacceptable and I will not support it. This is awful.
Fruity Pebbles (1 month ago)
Just like with Spyro, they won’t get my money until I get my Switch version. Seems like they’re only doing this for the double-dipper money.
Stocky Wizard (1 month ago)
The switch needs more power. Its going to be left in the past very shortly.
Everything Danish (1 month ago)
I knew Nintendo is disappointment
Lore (1 month ago)
I have a gamecube controller adapter hooked up to my switch. It's just collecting dust until smash bros switch releases.
Pixel Mlg (1 month ago)
Summer....WHEN? I inderstand june bit pls not on agust
Ender1645 (1 month ago)
It's getting to the point where everyone is irritated with these delays and late ports, I know it is for good but it has to change soon or people will lose interest in third parties on Switch.
Retro Tech Select (1 month ago)
Here's the question, though: If only the Sony version was struggling to make launch - would they still release the XBO and Switch on "on time" or would the other two get delayed? I think devs are used to Nintendo fans just taking it, and it's kind of unfortunate. If the Switch does overtake the XBO for install base and we hold publishers/devs accountable, maybe things will change.
Master DatCake (1 month ago)
Yall sound butthurt my g
Super JaMAalRIO (1 month ago)
Delayed? (Sigh) This sucks.
Louis Belmont (1 month ago)
I'm not happy, and Japanese summer is August to October, I'm even more upset if that's the case.
Master Chris 86 (1 month ago)
I'd rather wait and have it be on point plus that amiibo though (Also check out my channel guys!)
Bridget Cru (1 month ago)
Pepe the frog meme eh? Hmm..
Tiago Rodrigues (1 month ago)
Sony paying again ?
TheMightyWumbo (1 month ago)
Nah don’t really care if they delayed already played it on ps3, probably get it during Black Friday
Cullum Curnow (1 month ago)
When games get delayed on ps4 or Xbox one everyone's fine with it, but when the switch gets just one game delayed, everyone loses their minds and the sonygers come up from their basements and start saying shit like "HAHHAHAHAH WII U 2 I CALLED IT!!!DOBFIVIEVJDV*autistic screaming*". Talk about double standards😂
Jay matic (1 month ago)
Almost pre ordered, glad I didn't. Frustrating
Dominique Vietti (1 month ago)
It's the amiibo Remember Nintendo required all third party amiibo costs and production to be taken on by the developer. Bandai Namco has never been one to be good with the toy side of their business.
007 373 5963 (1 month ago)
Bandiheart (1 month ago)
I'm gonna pick it up on PS4 anyway. I only miss out on the Solaire Amiibo.
scott loiacono (1 month ago)
So it gets pushed back 2 months big deal. Be patient. It will cum out.
Obed Blas (1 month ago)
Best Buy having 50% off on physical copies of Switch games.
Obed Blas (1 month ago)
Here we go Nintendo going to be on that bullshit.
PokeWorldWiFi (1 month ago)
I was thinking about getting this on my NS system, after this delay I've taken my decision. This is unacceptable
Hiroko Takashiro (1 month ago)
maybe later areas of the game didn't run so well, they never did show any of the problem spots the old version have.
Floyd L. (1 month ago)
I don't even play the switch anymore. I've literally had the same games for so long because nothing gets released.
Lore (1 month ago)
same. I'm waiting on smash bros, but until then I'm playing the ps4.
Kilee M (1 month ago)
Floyd L. IKR this console is kinda shitty can’t even watch YouTube on it I’m back to my PS4 with GOD OF WAR!
Genxtasy 99 (1 month ago)
How many switch owners have another console anyways
Callum Oliver (1 month ago)
David Kretz (1 month ago)
I was debating buying this game but now I’m definitely not unless the reason is released to be something out of their control.
Twisted Soul (1 month ago)
Im buying it on ps4 in may and getting it in the summer too
Twisted Soul (1 month ago)
lol its a classic thats only 40 i dont mind double dipping one bit
Kilee M (1 month ago)
Twisted Soul dumbass double dipping a ps3 era game 😂
logicalfundy (1 month ago)
I'd rather a developer delays and gets things right rather than rush things and end up with a buggy mess. I'm sorry, I do not and cannot share this utterly stupid sentiment that delays are terrible. I have been burned too many times by games being too rushed.
VOMIT THE SOUL (1 month ago)
Woooow! I was rly looking forward to playing ds for the first time, being a father the only time my 1 year old let's me play is if I can play on the go... the tv is all his. As a switch enthusiast this is a huge blow mainly because of the unknown release date. Bullcrap man, I wish the switch had the same release dates. Wolfenstien 2 is just waaaaayyy too far from original launch date. This has to stop or it'll ruin the switch!!
Psylent Productions (1 month ago)
“Any time! Anywhere!” Just not on your Switch on May 25th :(
Jay Dee (1 month ago)
Meh, I was getting the ps4 version anyway 60fps plus HDR is a perfect combination.
Nope Nope (1 month ago)
My only current console is the switch and I was going to pick this up when it went on sale and not on day one. I'm not sure if I'll like the title tbh so I can afford to wait. However this is a serious problem for the switch seeing as not all titles are going to be able to be brought over and then the ones that do come are late. A week a month or a few months wait for these games and people with multiple consoles are going to pick up titles on the other consoles and it's going to lead to less ports being brought over.
Zen Bastard (1 month ago)
Like losing a shit ton of souls 😔. Let's start all over.
David Polzin (1 month ago)
This was the only switch game I had on pre-order. Super disappointing, and Nintendo really has to do something to get some of these companies to get launch date releases. I'm almost tempted to cancel pre-order just in protest.
Kilee M (1 month ago)
David Polzin same here there first party is all that’s keeping me from selling my switch
David Polzin (1 month ago)
Kilee M I hear you, I don't like the pricing on a lot of the ports but still picked up a couple because of the portability factor. Generally first year on most consoles are full of ports no matter the system, but getting into second year you should be seeing more new titles or day in date multi releases. I think most of us would like to see more unique third party support than we've been getting. Either way I but nintendo though because I like their first party titles,
Kilee M (1 month ago)
David Polzin I don’t count ports and the switch is selling Skyrim for $60 which is disgraceful
David Polzin (1 month ago)
There are a lot of good games from the first year, but there's not been much lately. Zelda, Mario, Mariokart 8 deluxe. Mario vs Rabids, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Stardew Valley, Overcooked, Skyrim, Rocket League plus a few others can't think of off top of my head is what I have. I just can't help but worry about this years titles, they are going to need to have a killer E3 time to save this year with the 2nd half of the year.
Kilee M (1 month ago)
David Polzin yea I have a PS4 been Sony my whole life and I bought a switch last months only 2 games on it are good after over a year with no friends messages and no virtual console and no internet browser Netflix or YouTube = shitty ass console
Mathew Forsythe (1 month ago)
That sucks :( was looking forward to dark souls on the switch , but oh well I already beat it on ps3 . Gives me more time to play God of War!
Lord Xtreme (1 month ago)
David Woodson (1 month ago)
This might never come out
Shibby (1 month ago)
Man, games have been getting delayed ever since I was a child in like 2000. Can we get our shit together
LeadFarmer (1 month ago)
Bandai namco = square enix = flim flams!
Do0mality (1 month ago)
Man, if it wasn't for Smash coming, I'd sell my switch at this point
Kilee M (1 month ago)
Do0mality same here bro can’t even watch YouTube on this piece of shit
ValhallaOutcast (1 month ago)
I wanted it on Switch but the wait might make me get it on PS4 instead
MrValkilmer35 (1 month ago)
I probably was going to wait for a sale on Dark Souls because there's quite a few games i'm really hyped for this year--I don't have a budget for games i'm just interested in. Still, this is a big disappointment. I feel like the fact the devs didn't give us a clear reason for the delay is a bad sign. Is getting games day-and-day impossible? Gosh!
Giovanni Fleming (1 month ago)
... what’s up with the thumbnail?
J.D. (1 month ago)
Other than portability, what reason would you want to play it on Switch? (assuming you own another console/pc) Also, why in the heck would you push back a single player focused game to make sure the tacked on MP works correctly? Also, I'd get used to Switch games being delayed due to the ARM processor and incompatibility with x86 architecture which every other platform has.
Michael Youmans (1 month ago)
That was the only game I wanted to get in may... sucks
theheebs100 (1 month ago)
well that sucks. but I want to play a good version of the game even if I have to wait for it
Jeremiah Pope (1 month ago)
This is the one game I’ve been wanting wow I’ve never been more disappointed when it comes to a game
Wack Jack (1 month ago)
Of course..... 😖
Nundge's Music (1 month ago)
It's really not a big deal overall just this was the one game im looking forward to most, bloodborne is my favorite game ever then I played dark souls 3 after, never got to play dark souls. I'll still be waiting for the switch version instead of buying it on ps4- just can't beat playing large videogames handheld while watching sports. But man, I had that date circled on my calendar
Jazzman (1 month ago)
Is the demo thing still gonna happen the same time?
Nundge's Music (1 month ago)
SleepyEspurr (1 month ago)
From what we know from PAX, the Switch port seemed to run fine. A lot of people assumed, some jokingly, that Blighttown, an area of Dark Souls notorious of its consistant frame-rate dipping say would run badly, but some people who got ahold of the build so far say it runs fine. Honestly, it could be anything as this game is done by two porting teams: One for the Switch, the other for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Maybe the Switch port team wanted more time to ensure the game works properly, maybe are trying to work with Nintendo's "variable" online servers. We don't know. It kinda leaves a bit of a sour taste that the Switch now has a track record of 3rd party ports coming out later rather than releasing the day they are released in other consoles and PC. As far as I know from what I'm hearing from PAX so far, it seems that people enjoy the Switch port. Besides the sneering of this game being a lazy cashgrab for some, especially for PC owners who the game already and use DS Fix, there seems to be generally positive feedback for the Switch port. (also, using the word "remastered" in the title was a terrible idea) It is on Namco-Bandai to address the specifics of this situation. (I mean, if they do, then you can disregard this sentence)
Ebefren Revo (1 month ago)
Sony money strikes again !!
Zach Campbell (1 month ago)
Do you think it's for technical issues? Or Sony buying off namco to not release it on the switch yet because they're shady
Kilee M (1 month ago)
Synthetic Lord (1 month ago)
I'm bored of my NIntendo Switch
Synthetic Lord (1 month ago)
What a bunch of assholes
Salcey64 (1 month ago)
We’ve got plenty of fantastic Nintendo Switch games to play, these things happen, more development time means we get an even more polished game, I’m not annoyed at all 😁
snowfcukinwhite (1 month ago)
Its a turning point for switch...sadly. oh why oh why nintendo
RD TerrorofEvil (1 month ago)
It’s a sad day
Napoleon Bonaparte (1 month ago)
Tbh it gives me time to breath, I need to find a way to get the other 60 dollar games for Switch
Kilee M (1 month ago)
Napoleon Bonaparte .... there aren’t that many the hell u out of breath for 😂😂
Cesar Garcia (1 month ago)
I'm mad
James Thomas (1 month ago)
Is the switch really so hard to develop for? Or are people who only own a switch considered second class citizens so to speak by game developers? I'm starting to feel like it's the latter tbh but I also do not make games for a living.
Hezekiah Daggett (1 month ago)
Best thumbnail. You should make a top ten thumbnails video for the switchforce
Pipes61874 (1 month ago)
This is a money making scam they want to boost sales on ps4 and xbox then a month or two later on switch because the majority of people where getting it on switch i will only buy this gor switch no other platform
Cory Fox (1 month ago)
This seems to be a common trend for switch l. Hope for games that come late to the party or not even show up.
WideMouthWideMouthia (1 month ago)
"Various reasons"
T SMACKS (1 month ago)
Game looks weak anyways
morbidmike (1 month ago)
Every souls fan is grabbing it on Switch and Ps4/Xbone
Ravenwoodgames (1 month ago)
I don't want this game anymore. To many Delays.
Games Fiend (1 month ago)
So the only platform where this game was getting much attention is the one that they haven't devoted enough time to
The Muddy Kipper (1 month ago)
I'm seriously bummed. Was really looking forward to playing this one soon

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