Thursday, June 23, 2005

EGM: classics with new look

Completely missed this: Electronic Gaming Monthly posted this story on Tuesday, already. But it seems quite important, so I couldn´t ignore it. They interviewed Satoru Iwata and, apparently, at least some of the back catalogue of games will have a different look to it.

"We are doing several experiments, including working with the original Super Mario Bros., with the new technology," said Iwata. "The game itself and the gameplay shall be identical, but the look will be different; it's possible that with Revolution, we may be able to see the old games with new looks."

One question remains, however. Will only some games look different or will the Revolution hardware itself give them a different look automatically? I still believe that a technology like AR is a possibility.


Phalanx said...

I believe they have to change the game itself. That the revolution won't automatically enhance it.

Nomadx469 said...

if for 1 sec. belive the visors are real they would probly be in stereo 3-d

Anonymous said...

I would also be under the impression that it would require a change in the code of the game itself, and not be done automically be the rev itself. However, it is far to early to rule that option out.

DlphnMod said...

They way Iwata said it would suggest that the new look of the retro games would tie in to something special that REVO can do...they would not need to experiment in order to simply update graphics.....look at the mario advance titles.

He said it may be "possible" which suggests that it is something more complicated than just sprite enhancement which was possible back in SNES days. Remember mario all stars?

I don't think the games are gonna be re-coded. I think they are trying to manipulate REVO's emulators to enhance the ROMS.

Anonymous said...

you make a good point dlphnmod, but my question then, is if the rev's techonology can simply update the graphics without effecting gameplay? maybe it will become clear at some point, but for now it's just hard to get my head around.

Anonymous said...

Trees are constantly falling but one tree will make a bigger impact than the others

You cannot hear the sound or .see. the damage or .feel. the vibrations when it does fall

Patience will lead you to the forest

At the momemnt you are still on the journey ...

Once you arrive you will not say wow, because you will be left breathless

dlphnmod said...

Get out of here with your fake symbolism.

When I get to you, you will also be left breathless when I ram my fist into your stomach!

Falafelkid said...

Nice one, dlphnmod. I can´t stand people who don´t speak their mind clearly. If I want esoteric mumbo jumbo, I go to When asked how come he knows everything about the Revoution since last year, he answers stuff like "I too am confused by the fact that I know more than I should."

Anyway, plenty of constructive comments here and they just reminded me of this: The PS2 has this technology built in that makes PS1 games look better. It was much hyped and there was little improvement to be seen, but it exists and it gave the games a better look automatically. Can´t remember what they called it... enhanced something or other.

Raphael said...

That`s right. But only a higher resulution, or? And the N 64 games will also have this.

But the old NES and SNES games? I think there`s more than you expected...but maybe I`m wrong...

Anonymous said...

contacts across the world will not create the revolution

read between the lines - do not blindly follow claims

trust me or not, the revolution will follow after the black box is released

the revolution is with the people and everything, the N game and your thoughts are being processed by the left brain to create a new gaming era

i speak my mind clearly - do you have the faith and knowledge to understand it come together

hollywood and broadway, will there be a need to for have high definition

i do not lie, use your right brain to expand the words, do not dismiss

i do not know everything but a plan is underway, specs change, designs change, controller change and plans change but nintendo remains - innovaters

symbolism has true meaning, work for the secret, do not let it be fed you, if you wish to discover, engage your brain

i do not claim anything, i do not give you false information, i ask you listen and think, i am aware and have been observing since the beginning,

put the pieces together if you wish to find and even when nintendo show us, the game continues

meanwhile, go to movies and watch metroid when it comes

Falafelkid said...

Honestly, people. Why do some guys have to make themselves more interesting by speaking in riddles - and saying nothing at all. I can do that, too:

The real Revolution is already here. It is inside you! It will move you, in more than one sense. For it shall take you to places where you have never played before. Particularly to one secret alcove, often tiled, which can be found inside the building that is housing you. It is the shangri-la of modern plumbing. Look inside to find the Revolution that is already inside you: it is... sweet B.S.! And your nerdy little head is full of it.

Anonymous said...

no riddles within my words

Anonymous said...

i do not start my own story or site - nor do i claim you lie

i do not suggest you are lying but people trust you - trust must be earnt - just like me - disable all guests and annonymous if you are to feeling my concern

i don't do insults or spamming or offence anyone here - i respect others and know you will think i lie - but i am not like osaka tanaka

i don't know everything but i have an idea - based on fact not fiction

i will leave and not post to show i am not to lie or decive people -

like i said before - specs are not confirmed and work are still being done and pictures are impossible at this stage - who would have access to them - i have not played the revolution - who has done so?

i don't want to spoil the surprise but new disc technology, viewing, user interface are key things - the games will change how we see games and people who afraid or game consoles and will be drawn in - easy to use for anyone

visor will most likely be a periphal and optional, yet to be decided - it is a serious possibility - work is still being done - i don't know everything

this black box is NOT the successor to the gamecube - bigger things are to come

gamecube ports not just to play gamecube games but if you want to play revolution games in a normal or regular way - traditional feel

i respect you people and this blogs writer and i don't try to make people believe me

it has to be tried to be understood - like a rollercoaster - how does it feel? - have a go your self

been fun, i will keep reading, all the best

Falafelkid said...

I am copying my reply to you from the other post here, since you copied your comment, too, and I would like you to read it.

Why don´t you just post in plain English? I mean no offense and I appreciate your comments about me and this blog. But if you really DO like it, why don´t you adhere to its spirit and say as much as you can, as clearly as you can? Why don´t you start by saying what you do and how come you seem to know anything? That might be a good way to start. I understand if there are some details you cannot provide in public, but at least start somewhere. You are also free to email me with complete confidentiality guaranteed, if you wish: See, I don´t want to flame. But let´s be journalistic and professional about this, okay?

Anonymous said...

i have read and replied

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