It looks like the visual upgrades in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for Nintendo Switch may come at a cost. Early technical analysis by Nintendo World Report It looks like the remake of this classic RPG will target 30 FPS.
This analysis is based on a Nintendo Direct video upload and appears to not be an issue with the trailer being viewed at 30fps. It may come as a surprise to fans of the original GameCube classic, as the 2004 version targeted 60 frames per second. Saying that, it might not be too shocking if you played the latest version of Paper Mario: The Origami King, which was also capped at 30fps.
NWR notes how a change in frame rate can cause latency issues when it comes to timed button presses during battles. As for other parts of the Switch version, the resolution is said to be 900p in docked mode, and the handheld mode is estimated to be around 720p.
Furthermore, in the analysis, it was mentioned how Switch’s Thousand Year Door appears to use subtle reflections, ambient occlusion, and global illumination. The only thing that may be missing is refinement. In addition to the changes made, there’s obviously an updated art style and textures as well.
It’s worth noting that this game won’t be released until sometime in 2024, so there’s no guarantee that anything Nintendo showed in the trailer for the Paper Mario Thousand-Year Door remaster necessarily reflects the final product. It is subject to change prior to launch and this includes title performance and accuracy.
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