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Mario If He Existed in Unreal 4

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Nintendo’s NX is the next big thing on their table and is billed to be a brand-new concept that will “transform gamer’s lives” when it launches. Sounds a little similar to what was being said when the Nintendo Revolution had yet to become the Wii, so I’m more than a little skeptical about their intentions. Still, it’s going to be their next dedicated gaming platform and, if they’ve learned anything in the last couple hardware cycles, will be a powerful machine capable of running the most modern engines. To demonstrate what that could mean for Nintendo’s most famous property, one crafty YouTuber put together this absolutely stunning video. 

Holy shit, right!? It’s a little bizarre at first to see Mario running around in such stunningly realistic environments but, as soon as the shock wears off, this becomes one hell of a cool concept. On the creation and the assets used, its lord had this to say “all 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”

This video will undoubtedly take over the internet for a few days and, with any luck, Nintendo will note the wild fan reaction to this and make something this crazy happen with the NX. I’d be surprised if NX launched before February 2017, so there is plenty of time to make it happen.

What do you think of this video? Would you want to play a Mario game with this level of detail? Or do you prefer that they keep it strictly cartoony? Be a part of the conversation in the comments section.

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