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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake on Switch is seemingly 30fps

An exciting surprise from the Nintendo Direct yesterday, which thankfully wasn’t leaked beforehand on social media, was the announcement that Nintendo is busy developing the beloved Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the Nintendo Switch system. It is set to launch next year. John Lineman from gaming tech enthusiasts Digital Foundry caught the trailer and said that he was quite surprised it was running at 30fps, as the original game runs at 60fps. The remake for Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door does not have a firm release date, so nothing is set in stone.

14 thoughts on “Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake on Switch is seemingly 30fps”

  1. Considering you have to accurately time attacks, and draw circles and stuff very fast mid-battle, a lower frame could affect gameplay quite negatively. Maybe they’re pushing graphics and let the next Switch increase performance? Mega speculation obviously

      1. I’ll do my best not to sound condescending, because I’m really aiming for that here.
        I don’t know if you’re trolling, or just simplifying your statement to such a degree that it appears you misunderstand the concept and importance of frame rate and system latency. Consistency/frame pace does help and is indeed very important, but the amount of time a frame is generated will decide when the system will acknowledge your button command etc, aka how responsive the game play and feel. Nvidia explains it very short here:

      2. Sure it wasn’t just the trailer? It’d be very surprising if they couldn’t get a remaster of old game at 60. Though TOK was 30 so maybe.

  2. Wow unbelievable for a 20 years old game that mostly uses flat models which uses less polygons than regular models, hopefully its just the trailer.

  3. The game isn’t out until next year, and there’s still 3 full months left of 2023. It’ll receive more polish until then, likely including an increase to the framerate. Only time will tell.

    1. Right like this game just has 2024 as it’s release, it ain’t coming out anytime soon and it still looks like their polishing out the game, can people please like wait on more trailers this seems more like summer game compared to the other new polish first party games.

    2. Yes there will be improvements before release, but the framerate I doubt will be one of them. I can’t remember any Nintendo game on Switch that had 30FPS trailers and then was 60FPS when released. I challenge anybody else to do so.

      1. Kind of, sort of Bomberman R and Pinball FX3. Though admittedly this may not count by your metric because both had 60fps patched in after release.

        1. They’re not Nintendo developed games either. Nintendo generally have their act together, and you don’t see games suddenly go from 30FPS to 60FPS.

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