When Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED Model were revealed, many Pokémon Fans and the Internet, in general, criticized the graphics of the games, including graphic fidelity. And as you may recall, this was not unreasonable criticism. Not only did the raw graphic fidelity allow for a lot of improvement, but the colors and textures looked great. That said, in a recent ad for the Nintendo Switch OLED model, Pokémon Fans noticed that much of this has been improved.
Over on Twitter, Pokémon Journalist Joe Merrick pointed out this improvement, revealing why it should not come as a surprise, noting that this is happening in game development all the time. While true, the graphics of some games from reveal to release get worse, and while true, almost nothing changes, but many games experience a significant improvement in these areas from reveal to release, including Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Below you can check the improvement yourself, with permission from Merrick:
“They never change things from revelation to liberation”;
“Game recording is not final means nothing” pic.twitter.com/1rwk6ZbNPr
– Joe Merrick (@JoeMerrick) July 6, 2021
As you can see, it is a noticeable upgrade, but it remains to be seen how much of it comes down to the OLED screen. In other words, will it look so good on the basic Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite? The answer is no, but the difference between these versions should be largely marginal.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl to be launched worldwide November 19, 2021 via Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite and Nintendo Switch OLED model. For more coverage on the pair of upcoming Nintendo games and all things Pokémon, click here or use relevant links directly below: