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- Zelda: Breath of the Wild renders at 900p on the Switch - January 18, 2017
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If you have not heard yet, Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to render at 900p rather than 1080p. However, you don’t need to worry, this is a very minor variance and Zelda still shines with the gorgeous art style.
Earlier today Nintendo sent IGN the specs for the difference between Zelda being played on the Wii U and the Switch. Take a look at the key differences below:
- Both are set to launch on March 3rd, 2017.
- Both have a framerate of 30FPS.
- Both versions offer the same exact content.
- In TV mode, the Switch will render Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 900p (down from the rumored 1080p), and the Wii U will render the game at 720p.
- The Nintendo Switch version has higher-quality sounds meaning the game world will sound more realistic.
- The Wii U physical game will require 3gb of available memory on the system.
- Button layouts will be different for both system (Duh).
- A special Edition and Master Edition of the Wii U version are NOT available. Another great reason to get the Nintendo Switch version.
Why did Nintendo choose to release Zelda: Breath of the Wild with a 900p resolution? As of right now, no one really knows. Perhaps this allows the title to run smoother on the Switch. It really does not matter that much, and all of the gameplay we are seeing looks stunning. Unless you are going to be playing on a massive movie theatre style HD screen, you’re really not going to notice the drop in resolution.
Besides, art style trumps graphics any day. For example, ICO was, released on September 24, 2001, and the game still looks amazing. ICO still looks amazing because it has a very intriguing art style. Games like these hold up because they do not have to rely on graphics, they instead rely on story, music, gameplay, and atmosphere to create a world that keeps pulling you back in.
What are your thoughts on Zelda: Breath of the Wild being released with a 900p resolution on the Nintendo Switch? Overall, there is not much to be disappointed in, and the Switch is showing first hand how much more powerful it is than the WiiU.
Here we are 10 days before the Nintendo Switch presentation and we are getting a rumor that Zelda Breath of the Wild will indeed be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch.
This report comes from Laura Kate Dale who originally reported Zelda Breath of the Wild would not make the Nintendo Switch launch due to delays in localization. Here is what she stated on Twitter:
Contrary to my past report on BOTW release date it is 100% coming at Switch launch in North America in March. Have seen finalised materials.
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) January 2, 2017
No clue why EU sources say June, but in NA at least BOTW will hit Switch day one. No clue on Wii U version.
— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) January 2, 2017
Laura Kate seems to be pretty sure stating Zelda is “100%” going to be available at launch in the U.S. Honestly, I always believed Zelda would make it as a launch title so I can’t necessarily argue with this report. Yes, this is only a rumor at this point but we can put an end to this rumor on January 12th. What are your thoughts on this rumor? Do you think Zelda will make it as a launch title or be delayed?
Nintendo release some Zelda Breath of the Wild new footage at the Game Awards which took place last night. Here’s a recap of all the footage.
If anyone else was stuck working all last night then you missed the Game Awards just like I did… it sucks. Never fear though, I have created this recap to focus on the footage we all wanted to see. We all know everyone wanted to watch the game awards just to see this amazing Zelda breath of the Wild new footage. Here is a look at the teaser trailer Nintendo put together for us.
There has been all kinds of speculation rising up over this trailer. Several times throughout the trailer a female character is teased. This female happens to look A LOT like who we all know to be Zelda! Is it possible we will have the opportunity to play as Zelda? Or perhaps she plays alongside link throughout the story? At this point it is all speculation so we won’t know for sure till we get a further announcement, but Nintendo needs to stop teasing us like this. There is only so much hype I can take right now.
As if the teaser trailer was not enough, we even got some brand new gameplay footage from some Nintendo reps:
This showcased a new are we have yet to seen and it looks amazing! I love the fact they showed us a small little boss fight, and some stealthy approaches. I am a HUGE fan of being stealthy and sneaking up on enemies. I will be taking full advantage of some sneaky tactics in Zelda Breath of the Wild. I’ve had this gameplay on repeat for the last hour, and I can not get enough of it. I am ready to get my hands on Zelda Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch. What do you guys think of the brand new footage? Let us know in the comments.
Interested in what other games are coming to the Nintendo Switch? Check out our full list of confirmed/rumored games coming to the Nintendo Switch HERE.