With the forthcoming Nintendo Switch, it looks as if the company is once again developing a console that doesn’t put graphical parity first. And while games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is looking beautiful in its own way, that does leave us to wonder what Nintendo’s best and brightest games could look like running on more modern hardware.
Well, thanks to the likes of CryZENx, we actually have an idea of what that future would be like. CryZENx has been modding and developing games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong 64, and Mario Sunshine to run on Unreal Engine 4, and the results are pretty impressive. Here’s their video showing off a working demo of Super Mario Sunshine.
As you can see, it’s definitely not perfect. Some of the shading looks off, and everything has a weird chrome effect that is less than optimal, but it’s not hard to imagine how a finished version of Super Mario Sunshine running at 1080p with this level of fidelity would be. CryZENx has been hard at work for months on these demos, including videos on Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong, and a version of Pokemon Stadium, all in Unreal Engine 4.