[Updated] Unreal Engine 4 – Super Mario Could Look This Good on Nintendo’s ‘NX’
[Update] With recent rumors, suggesting that Nintendo’s NX console will supposedly feature “Industry Leading” chips, it should come to no surprise if the next Mario or Zelda iteration turns out to feature similar visual quality to aryoksini’s project, which can be viewed below. The visual style could be completely different, especially for a Mario game, but a Legend of Zelda featuring a more realistic approach, or akin to Twilight Princess, or the impressive Wii U Zelda Demo, could be very possible.
Could the next Mario look similar to this? If rumors of Nintendo’s NX console are any indication, it very well might
YouTube’s ‘aryoksini’ has released a video, showing Mario running around various maps in Unreal Engine 4. All the environment assets were taken from the Unreal marketplace, all the character actions were scripted using blueprints only, all animations were re-created from scratch as well as the PBR ready textures.
The Unreal Engine 4 environments are surely different but a new Mario title with this level of visual quality might be coming our way soon
While none of the environments created in Unreal Engine 4 reflects the exact visual style that Nintendo could use for their next Mario title, they serve as an indication as to what an advanced modern engine and powerful hardware could achieve for the beloved iconic plumber.
Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.
French artist Koola has delivered some hyper realistic real-time architectural visualizations using Unreal Engine 4. Taking advantage of both the power and accessibility of UE4, the results of his work have wowed colleagues and has garnered attention from the international press and the Unreal team at Epic. Earlier this year Koola became the very first recipient of the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program, a financial development fund designed to incentivize and reward innovative projects designed in Unreal Engine 4.
Witness the making of the first-person experience ADR1FT, Three One Zero’s narrative-driven survival game that takes the genre to breathless levels. CGCloud has created an incredibly impressive new project, LondonLoft, using the Unreal Engine 4. The astounding wlakthrough can be watched here.
Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive, announced Vampyr, a new role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.
Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.