Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power rated for Switch by USK

Trine 3 Switch USK rating

The German rating board USK has rated Frozenbyte’s Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power for Switch. Frozenbyte has already released two games for Switch; Has-Been Heroes at launch, and Nine Parchments.

Frozenbyte also previously released Trine 2 and Trine Enhanced Edition for the Wii U eShop a few years back. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power was already released on PC platforms in addition to PS4 back on August 20th, 2015, this will be the first time the game has released on a Nintendo platform.

What are your thoughts? let me know in the comments below!

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Deponia Doomsday, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and The Raven Remastered rated for Switch in Brazil

So we have new leaks for Switch games from a familiar source; the Brazilian rating board! All three games titled are from THQ Nordic once again. Let’s go over the findings. Click the pics below to view their full sizes.

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Announcement regarding screenshots in future reviews

Until now, I’ve used my Elgato HD60 to capture high-quality screenshots for all of my reviews. This process is stressful because it not only takes awhile to set up properly, but also the device is unreliable in providing top quality and often gets garbled when capturing gameplay.

I’ve decided to only use the Switch’s internal capture function (if available) to take screenshots for my reviews. Note that these are unfortunately restricted to 720p and only provides screens in rather compressed jpg quality.

However, I definitely plan on providing Elgato-captured screens in the future. These will be provided in their own posts for handy viewing. Likely a bunch of games in one post. It’s FAR easier for me to use Elgato to grab screens of multiple games at once than doing them on different occasions.

So I wanted to give a heads up in advance for whenever my next review is made, that’s the direction I’m going for screenshots.

Hope that helps! 🙂

By Hero of Legend Posted in News

Virtuos porting a AAA title to Nintendo Switch

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This discovery comes from a user named Doctre81 who made a video on YouTube detailing his findings that Virtuos, the team behind recent remasters such as Final Fantasy X and X-2, Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection, and Batman: Return to Arkham, are underway with a AAA port to Nintendo Switch.

This news comes from the Linkedin profile of employee Xiaoyu Zhang, who showed the following information about the project:

WIP: Porting a AAA title to Nintendo Switchâ„¢
– Re-implement the renderer with Nintendo’s native graphics API(nvn)
– Design and implement the low level mechanism of graphics resource management and threading
– Exploit the performance advantages of the Vulkan-like API (UMA, explicit management of graphics memory, complete control over CPU/GPU synchronization, etc)

This follows a tweet made by Virtuos all the way back during the Nintendo Switch Presentation in January where they confirmed that they were underway with Switch development.

What game are you hoping, or at least think might be this mysterious AAA title on Switch? Let me know in the comments below!