In our exhaustive interview with Julius Guldbog, community manager at Image & Form – the devs behind SteamWorld Dig 2 – we got some further insight into what Nintendo’s Switch is capable of.
In docked mode, it seems this game will run at 60fps in 1080p, Julius told us>
Switch owners will also be happy to hear that Dig 2 will run at 60fps, 1080p docked and 60fps, 720p in handheld mode. Since the Switch is quite unique, we want to take advantage of making sure it works perfectly in handheld mode as well. We’ve adjusted the UI and have zoomed in the game to fit the handheld mode.
Elsewhere, as we’ve long known, the Switch’s battery life varies from game to game…
I think we are going to run official battery tests later. We test the game every two weeks and I’ve played it a bunch of times for three or four hours with plenty of battery left, so I don’t think that’s going to be an issue for this game.
And while some thought it might be an exclusive, that’s not the case:
The game will debut on the Switch, and that’s exactly what we said in the Nindies Showcase, but we’ve said nothing about timed exclusivity or exclusiveness of any kind except features like the HD Rumble (because that’s only possible on the Switch, at the moment). As I wrote in our official FAQ on the website, we are looking into doing a multiplatform release on day one, so stay tuned for more platform updates pretty soon.
Read more, along with Emma’s impressions on her hands-on time with the game, in our feature here.