One of the more anticipated games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. At its core this is still Mario Kart 8 that was originally released for the Nintendo Wii U several years ago, but it is expected to feature updated graphics, new game modes, new characters, and more.
For those wondering how the games compare against each other, the folks at Direct-Feed Games on YouTube have uploaded a comparison in the graphics which you can check out for yourself in the video above. From what we can tell, the lighting on the Switch version seems to be better and more dynamic, whereas the Wii U version appears to be slightly flat/muted.
The textures of the Switch version also appear to be more high-resolution and sharper, although we wouldn’t exactly call the differences night and day, but it is more pronounced due to the difference in lighting. However one of the main and more obvious differences would be the overall resolution and frame rate.
Nintendo has promised that the game will play in 1080p and at 60fps for the Switch, which is an improvement over the Wii U version which played at 720p. In any case regardless of graphics, the Mario Kart franchise has always been a fun series and it doesn’t look like that will change with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Alternatively if you want a more in-depth look at the differences, Nintendo Life has also published a video of their own that you can check out below.