The release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered may have been revealed early, thanks to a posting on a European video game retailer's website.
Base.com has a preorder listing for the Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered which lists the release date for the game as the 29th of June.
We have reached out to Nintendo for confirmation of this date, as their own website still lists "Summer 2018" as the release date for the game. We were told that the date on the Nintendo website still stands and that they had nothing else to confirm or deny about the release date of the game.
The Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered was originally intended to be released on May 25th, alongside the other versions of the game. The Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered was delayed at the last minute, despite the fact that the other versions of the game still shipped on time.
The Nintendo Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered had previously been shown at trade events and seemed to be in a complete state, so the delay came as a shock to many fans and journalists. It's possible that the delay may have something to do with performance issues of the game when the Switch is used in handheld mode, though this is only speculation so far, as From Software have yet to give an official reason for the delay of the game, outside of needing more time for development.
The delay of Dark Souls Remastered made it one of the few games to have been delayed on the Nintendo Switch throughout its lifespan, as every other major title for the system had shipped on time, despite many people predicting that games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would receive last-minute delays. It seems that From Software were the first big third-party developer to drop the ball as far as Nintendo Switch support goes.
If Base.com's release date is correct, then the game may have only needed some slight tuning before it could be released in a satisfactory form. The actual announcement of the release date may have been saved for E3, but the retailers may have jumped the gun a little.