It has been confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be launched alongside the Nintendo Switch. The game will also be finding its way onto the Wii U, so gamers who don’t plan on upgrading to the Switch will still be able to get in on the action. So the question is, with the difference in hardware, how will the game look?
The folks at IGN have recently uploaded a video onto YouTube in which they compare the graphics of the game on the Switch versus the Wii U. We have to say that the differences aren’t that huge. What is more obvious in terms of differences would be the colors, in which the Wii U version looks a bit more “flat” while the Switch version seems more vibrant with darker shadows.
Link’s skin tone also seems to be more natural in the Switch version of the game while in the Wii U version, his skin seems to be a tad pale. In terms of sharpness, it doesn’t seem to be too obvious but if you were to look closely, the Switch does offer up slightly more detail. Whether or not you’ll notice this during the course of playing the game is a different story.
We should note that the Wii U version that is compared in the video was from E3 2016. It is possible that Nintendo could have made improvements along the way to fine tune the graphics of the Wii U version, but until we see the final release this is what we’ve got. The game and the console are both set for a release on the 3rd of March, 2017.