Bandai Namco has confirmed the release of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch. The package includes the same content as the versions for PS4, Xbox One and PC, which basically consists on remastered versions of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, plus all the DLC originally launched for the games. However, the comparisons with those versions stop there, as the company has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch port will run at a much lower resolution than the other platforms.
In particular, the games will run at 540p in handheld mode and 900p in dock. While the image on TV will not feel so inferior, the game will present a much worse quality in handheld mode, considering that the screen of the Switch has a resolution of 720p, which means that the game will have to stretch the image to reach that value. For comparison, the games run at 1080p resolution on PS4, and 720p con PS3.
It is believed that the reason for this poor image quality is the focus of the developers to keep a stable framerate of 30FPS, which might have been impossible if the console needed to render the images at a higher resolution. Still, the news have understandably disappointed many fans, considering that we are talking about games functioning with technology from the previous generation of consoles, which were released on 2008, 2010, and 2013.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy launches in Japan on April 26, with the release date for the West still to be confirmed.