Nintendo certainly aren’t leading the pack when it comes to bleeding edge visuals, but there’s no denying that their games always look good and run buttery smooth. Still, what would a more realistic Mario look like I wonder? There’s no need to imagine – YouTube user Aryoksini has answered that question.
He took the famous plumber and reworked him into some pretty environments using Unreal Engine 4. The result? See for yourself (via Kotaku):
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.