The Swap model of Mortal Kombat 1 launched in an absolute state. It’s one of many widest gaps in high quality we’ve seen between Nintendo’s gadget and its console contemporaries. However for higher or worse, NetherRealm Studios and the port groups at Shiver Leisure and Saber Interactive are nonetheless supporting it, and making efforts to edge it nearer to justifying its $70 price ticket.
The Swap model’s newest patch went live on October 11, and guarantees some common “visible enhancements” to the notably fugly port. However on prime of common polish, the patch additionally brings Invasions, a characteristic beforehand lacking on Swap, that has been stay in Mortal Kombat 1’s different variations since launch on September 19. Invasions’ seasonal occasions marry the sport’s preventing mechanics with a board sport mode and RPG mechanics. Every season lasts about six weeks, which means whereas the opposite platforms’ variations of Mortal Kombat 1 are reaching the tip of the primary season on October 30, the Swap port is getting a late begin.
Lacking a complete mode wasn’t nice, however the Swap port’s largest points had been technical,each in its graphics and efficiency. YouTubers, like Madlittlepixel, have taken the updated Switch version for a test ride, and whereas it’s nonetheless a poorer expertise on the hand held, there’s much less chugging, smoother fights, shorter load occasions, and fewer crashes.
The total listing of updates reads as follows:
- Season 1 of Invasions
- Gameplay stability adjustments
- Leaderboards fixes
- Visible enhancements and common bug fixes
- Efficiency enhancements
- Stability fixes
- Localization fixes
Finally, a Swap model isn’t going to achieve the heights of the PC, PlayStation 5, or Xbox Sequence X/S, as a result of that is vastly older and lower-spec tech, however at the very least there are some notable enhancements right here. It nonetheless feels egregious to cost the identical sum of money for a demonstrably worse model of the identical sport, nevertheless. For extra on Mortal Kombat 1’s higher variations, take a look at Kotaku’s evaluation.