Dark Souls Remastered Network Test kicks off Sept. 21st, 2018

The Dark Souls Remastered network test is almost upon us! Bandai Namco has revealed that the test will start up on Sept. 21st and run for three days. The test will take place in the Undead Parish, and will feature single-player and multiplayer content. Check out the regions/time breakdowns, as well as some footage of downloading the test below.

American Times

September 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
September 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT
September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT

Europe Times

September 21 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST
September 22 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST
September 23 from 19:00 to 23:00 CEST

Japan Times

September 21 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST
September 22 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST
September 23 from 18:00 to 22:00 JST


What's not mentioned here is that Nintendo Online membership is required to play.

I was reading on wccftech that PS4 and Xbox One Network Tests for Dark Souls Remastered didn’t require PS Plus and Xbox Live subscriptions.

Wed Sep 19 18 07:17am
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Very scummy by Nintendo. Now we're being taxed for helping developers test their games.

Did you pay for the Nintendo online service?

That was Bamco's decision, not Nintendo's

You know this how? Or are you just speculating?

Because this Bamco's game, they run the service and online system.

But third party games that have online components need the player to have a Ninendo Switch Online subscription no? I wasn’t aware they could opt out of that?

Fortnite doesn't require the paid service to play online.

Not all games will require the Switch Online service. I'd imagine its the same like with MMOs and betas on the PS4 where you don't need PS+ for it because they opted out of it.

Very overreacty by t27duck. Do you honestly believe there is anybody, literally even one person, who has no interest in playing any game online except for a network test?

Wed Sep 19 18 02:53pm
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I believe people expect unfinished demos to not be put behind a paywall.

If the demo is online-oriented, I don't see why anyone would expect it to be available offline, unless it were designed to sell the online service itself, which I very much doubt From is trying to do.

Exactly this.
That's beyond dumb.

It's almost as if online games are going to require Nintendo's online service.
Shocking, innit?

When is the full game coming out again? I need the amiibo in my collection.


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