Why is Fire Emblem so dark on Switch?It allegedly runs in the same emulator used by the Wii U

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Have you played Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & Blade of Light?? Did you notice that it’s a bit dark and reminiscent of the release of the Wii U virtual console? Did you mysteriously dial down the brightness of all the games that appeared in the service compared to the original?

Now, in a Twitter thread on Nintendo’s latest retro products, software developers, and game lovers. Luigi Blood Inspected the Switch release and found that the game appeared to be running thanks to the same emulator used for the NES and N64 releases on the Wii U.

Originally never in the West, the game features official English localization for the first time (as seen on Switch Nintendo Switch Online), in addition to the storage and rewind features you’d expect from a vintage re-release. Catalog of NES and SNES titles).

According to LuigiBlood, these extras have been added “around” the Wii U virtual console code that forms the “base” for this switch release. This code contains numerous references to the Wii U NES and N64 emulator name “VESSEL”. It is speculated that this is why the colors look so subdued and dark again. Observe the differences between the quoted tweets below.

The Wii U NES and N64 emulations are famous for this dark appearance, and it was speculated that Nintendo is trying to avoid causing epilepsy-related seizures. However, this seems unlikely, as the “tick” (the emulator used in NES and SNES classic mini consoles) displays vibrant colors that are much closer to the original.

Assuming this is The Wii U emulator works again, and Luigi Blood Infer This project was completed many years ago and may have been sitting on the shelves until it was rebuilt for Switch.

It’s a confusing situation, it’s for sure. Changing the emulator color and brightness values ​​may seem like a basic adjustment. It’s not possible to reproduce an image originally designed for CRT TVs with 100% accuracy, but it’s a better option than an image to make sure you didn’t accidentally set the switch brightness to zero. There is certainly.

It’s annoyingly mysterious enough to feel that something must be missing. Some basic parts of technical knowledge. The writer tweeted Luigi Blood and asked the following simple question:

The overall Fire Emblem package seems to be decent from what we’ve seen so far (be careful with the reviews over time), and the emulator isn’t bad at all. It’s great to see Nintendo show off such a retro release. We sincerely hope that this is the beginning of the trend for the company to localize older games for the West.

However, given the fact that Switch’s NSO catalog and NES Classic Mini games run much brighter (see the video below for a direct comparison of the Wii U and NES Mini), this dim presentation is the choice. It’s clear. Nintendo’s patented strange, unexplained choices are confusing and annoying. Why Nintendo?

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