505 Games has given a mini-update regarding Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night‘s Switch version technical statistics.
According to the developer, the Switch version has since been optimized following the PAX East 2019 show where the game’s hands-on Switch demo has been made available for fans to try out. They also shared that Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is now being prepared for submission.
Here’s the launch stats for the Switch version:
Undocked: 720p (fixed) / 30 fps
Docked: 720p (dynamic) / 30 fps with additional effects / visuals, etc.
While there have been multiple issues reported from fans and backers who get to try out the game, 505 Games has given an explanation as to why that is the case. Apparently, this is partly due to overheating which caused the game to have frame drops because the consoles were put inside closed containers for the demo.
I asked a number of players what they thought of the demo and the reaction was quite positive. Almost everyone said that the game ‘felt’ right and reminded them other games from the genre that they have loved in the past. That’s a big endorsement.
We did have an issue at the show with the Switch version that drew a lot of backer discussion. Due to the way the consoles were kept inside closed containers for the demo, there ended up being a significant overheating issue. This caused the game to drop frames and not run as smoothly as we would have liked. That same build (as well as subsequent ones) is much more stable when the console isn’t overheated. There have also been optimizations since the show to prepare for console submission (an ongoing process).
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will be hitting the Nintendo Switch on 17 September 2019. You can pre-order a physical copy over here.