Have you ever wondered what a Mario game would look like powered by Unreal Engine 4? If you answered yes, it seems that you are not the only one. 3D artist – Aryok Pinera – took upon himself to create a concept video of what a Mario game could look like when powered by the Unreal Engine 4.
Aryok provided a brief description on how the video was created.
“Here is Mario running 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 concepts shown look amazing from a graphical point of view and will no doubt impress any viewer, but it must be said that the visual styles shown in the video does not capture the essence of Mario. Moreover, Mario feels out of place in the realistic setting. Nevertheless, it is a delicious appetizer of what a next generation Mario game could look like.
Watch the video below and let me know what you think about it in the comment section.