Officially revealed back in February this year, the chibi-style set of remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are arranged for release on Switch on 19th November. While numerous fans were delighted to see these games return on Switch, its reasonable to state that a portion of the Pokémon fanbase were a little underwhelmed by some of the visual aspects of both these games and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which is due in 2022.
As explained by Pokémon Master @JoeMerrick on Twitter (who recommendations the opinions of fans who worried that what we saw in the reveal trailer was a sign of the quality we d see in the final game), numerous subtle changes are now noticeable when you compare the games initial expose video to the peek seen in yesterdays Switch OLED Model expose trailer:
” They never ever alter things from expose to launch” “Game video footage is not final ways nothing” pic.twitter.com/1rwk6ZbNPr— Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) July 6, 2021
As you can see, a host of changes have actually been made in the interim considering that the initial reveal of the video games, including tweaks tolighting, background components (trees and foliage), textures (examine out the increased detail on the backpack), and an apparent change in the fight cam position.
If youre having problem identifying the distinctions, @BubblegumFoxxo on Twitter (responding to our very own Jon-from-Nintendo-Life-here) smoothly altered the viewpoint on the new screens and increased the saturation for another comparison:
New pic.twitter.com/LMpNGoqlAv— Bubblegum (@BubblegumFoxxo) July 6, 2021
New pic.twitter.com/XbLsz16IPz— Bubblegum (@BubblegumFoxxo) July 6, 2021
Its been months considering that the reveal, so its just natural to see changes and improvements made throughout development. We d love to see these multi-million-selling video games provided absolute top-tier visual treatment– Pokémon Sword and Shield is a fine video game, however a technical tour de force it is not– and we certainly understand the concern of fans who wish to see the very best for the franchise in all aspects.
As these subtle enhancements reveal, however, video game development is a long process of refinement right up till release (and generally past release with many games these days) and theres still a long way to go until November. Issues based upon proof are valid, but the evidence will always be in the pudding last release.
You can examine out the initial reveal trailer for the remake listed below to jog you memory, and compare it to the Switch OLED expose trailer for yourself:
If youre happy to see these tweaks and changes to the previous WIP video, let us know below. And let us know if you sympathise with PokéGymDad as he prevents heading into the living-room and sneaks in a saucy additional battle prior to the kids eliminate his video gaming time.