Nintendo’s Ryujinx Now Runs Astral Chain, Pokemon Sword, With A Reasonable PC Performance

Nintendo’s Ryujinx Now Runs Astral Chain, Pokemon Sword, With A Reasonable PC Performance
Credit: Platinum Games

Nintendo’s Ryujinx is making notable progress, and the latest build brings excellent emulation enhancements for specific titles. Out of the games that are in a semi-playable state [not playable as such] is Platinum Games’ Astral Chain, as seen in gameplay footage shared by YouTuber, John GodGames Emus.

Usually, this particular game runs at an excellent performance level. However, there’s a little lagging that could get in the way.

Why the name ‘Ryujinx’?
So, the name Ryujinx comes from the name “Ryujin.” In essence, this name is given to a Mythical (Sea-God) Dragon. Furthermore, the name is based on Ryu—as already explained—then RyuJIT, which happens to be the codename for the JIT compiler for .Net Core.

Finally, the NX part of the name was derived from the codename of the Switch console.

Pokemon Sword
More games run on the Nintendo Switch emulator Ryujinx, like Pokemon Sword but with little graphical glitches.

The same YouTube channel shared other videos depicting more Nintendo Switch exclusives that are currently running on the Ryujinx emulator. Yoshi’s Crafted World, Super Smash Bros, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild[already in emulation], and more.

Due to performance and visual issues, these games may not be playable for now even though the emulator goes in-game. There’s still more excitement because Astral Chain goes in-game with excellent performance.

Besides, Astral Chain is among the best Nintendo Switch exclusives ever debuted, so emulating it on PC has a high probability of it getting a richer gaming experience.

For instance, the simulation of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a good indication.

Astral Chain is, without a doubt, one of the best games ever released by Platinum Games and one of the best Nintendo Switch exclusives to date. With its combination of explosive action gameplay, which masterfully blends mechanics taken from previous games developed by the studio, engaging investigation and exploration mechanics, an enjoyable story, and huge amount of content, Astral Chain is a game that no fan of action games should pass on.

That’s even despite some issues here and there, such as the low challenge level and unbalanced evaluation system that makes it too easy to get S+ ranks.”

The Nintendo Switch Ryujinx emulator is MIT licensed. This means contributors get to earn credit for their code, ensures their code will be protected, and also helps open the door for new contributors. Besides, it doesn’t change anything for the end-user.

To get more information on the Nintendo Switch Ryujinx emulator, visit the official website.