During today's Nintendo Direct it was confirmed that Dark Souls: Remastered will be getting its own amiibo.

Solaire of Astora - one of the most popular characters from the entire Souls series - will be immortalised in plastic form, complete in his iconic "Praise the Sun" pose. Using the amiibo in-game will allow your character to perform this pose, encouraging all kinds of jolly co-operation with other 'Sunbros'.

It was also confirmed that a network test will take place before launch, allowing Switch owners to try out the game before they buy - and presumably give Bandai Namco and FromSoftware some advance warning of any potential online performance issues. Details of this test will be coming soon.

Dark Souls: Remastered launches alongside the Solaire amiibo on May 25th. We're already counting down the days.