How does the franchise’s return to a Nintendo system look?
There hasn’t been an Assassin’s Creed game on a Nintendo system since Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag all the way back in 2013 (though if you want to be technical, a streaming version of Odyssey came to Switch in Japan only last year). So how did it go for the series’ return to a Nintendo system? Digital Foundry took a look at the Switch version to find out.
Visually, the game is closer to a port than a remaster. It obviously lacks 4K and HDR support, but the game also resembles the character models of the original release more so than the other versions. In a bit of a weird twist, the game actually runs better in handheld mode than docked, though there’s still some framerate issues in both modes. The main issue they find is the Switch version has poor audio compression, most likely to make sure they could fit both games – Assassin’s Creed 3 and Liberation – on the same cart. They say overall the port is solid even with its issues, but still stop short of recommending it. Check out the full, in-depth video below.
Assassins Creed 3 Remastered is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Those who own the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey can get it free of charge.