Actually, we do know why: Bandai Namco are also releasing it for the Nintendo Switch.
"We are excited to watch the thriving DARK SOULS community grow and support new players experiencing the title for the first time".
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe invites players back to the treacherous land of Lordran with DARK SOULS Ô : REMASTERED, available on 25 May, 2018 for the Nintendo SwitchÔ, PlayStationÒ4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.
Looking over the contents, it's full of some addition physical goodies which are rather cool. Xbox, PC, and PlayStation fans likely need no introduction to the series, but the remaster marks the first time Nintendo fans get a chance to die over and over again.
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Along with the discs, it contains a bookcase which when put together looks like a statue of sorts. It's a trilogy that is industry defining, and Japan is getting a suitably stunning box set to celebrate just that. A new trailer was revealed alongside the game's unveiling. Some reports began circulating, misinforming original game owners that they would be entitled to special treatment when purchasing the remaster, but it turns out these reports were wrong. It also spawned two sequels with Dark Souls II - which was not directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki - and Dark Souls III.
According to the publisher, Dark Souls: Remastered for the Switch will run at 1080p 30fps.
In a bit of a twist, Bandai Namco partnered with Nintendo to announce the next wave of Dark Souls ports during Thursday's truncated Nintendo Direct. The company is known for creating and publishing numerous industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, DARK SOULS™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.