Crack open a pleasant chilly soul, followers of completely holding up a defend when you stroll. Dark Souls: Remastered has been launched on Steam at this time, a day sooner than we’d believed. The unique Prepare to Die Edition was pulled from sale two weeks in the past, so when you didn’t purchase it then, that is now your solely PC doorway to in style resort city Undead Burg. The Remastered version is half-price for many who already personal the outdated model. But the modifications are minor, and there’s a extra unnerving downside. Players are beneath assault from a infamous hacker, a darkish spirit who invades worlds and corrupts the save recordsdata of harmless undeads.
That hacker goes by the identify Malcolm Reynolds, and chances are you’ll recognise that username when you’re a Soulsist. In Dark Souls 3, he was a hacker who invaded or joined folks’s worlds, attacking them with a modified weapon that will switch souls to all these stabbed. Far from being a philanthropic redistribution of soul wealth, this causes the sport to detect and register the receiver of the souls as a cheater. The participant will then get a message saying “Invalid game data”, primarily corrupting and ruining that save file. This is what they name being “softbanned”.
And would you take a look at that: Malcolm is already doing the same thing in Dark Souls Remastered. This time he’s throwing a horrible cursed fireball at folks.
Awful. If you see the identify Malcolm Reynolds present up as an invader, the perfect factor to do could also be to Alt and F4 your technique to security lickety cut up, or just kill your self earlier than he finds you But probably the most strong recommendation is to regularly back up your save files. I first heard the dreaded legend of Mal throughout a visit to Dark Souls 3’s fight clubs, and the recommendation gamers gave me was the identical: back up your life.
There appear to be different technical points with the remaster, in accordance with the inevitable thumbs-down Steam opinions. But it’s nonetheless day zero right here, and we haven’t had an opportunity to see for ourselves but whether or not it’s [fart noise] or [happy cow moo]. On the face of it, it’s a really minor set of enhancements. You’ll get the power to make use of multiple consumable at a time, added password matchmaking, help for larger resolutions, and a better variety of gamers allowed on the identical sorry aircraft of existence (a most of six). The outdated Prepare to Die Edition had body fee issues and was a decision nightmare, main PC gamers to resort to Dsfix and other mods to make it bearable.
Anyway, it’s on Steam for £34.99/$39.99 however slashed to £17.49/$19.99 for homeowners of the Prepare to Die Edition. And keep in mind, when you see the dreaded Mal, don’t try to struggle, don’t try to run. Just choose a deadly ledge and roll into the protected embrace of loss of life.