Have you noticed that Mark Rein has seemed a lot more pro Nintendo lately with the announcement of the Wii U? Well it seems that he knows a lot more about the specs of Wii U than he is letting on. Take a look below:
In a recent interview with EDGE, Mark Rein made an interesting statement regarding the Wii U:
E: Did you make any assumptions about Nintendo’s new hardware before Wii U was announced? Did it tally?
MR: Oh, wow. A really sticky situation. We were in the enviable position of not having to make assumptions, let’s just say that. I’m pretty impressed with the Wii U. It looks like a great device and I think it’ll do really well.
Now we all know Mark Rein from Epic Games has not been the type of game developer that touts innovation. He has always been about high tech graphics first, followed by great gameplay/innovation. In regards to his "enviable" statement, that word means: exciting envy; fortunate or privileged. It takes a lot to impress this guy and it seems that Nintendo released the final specs to Epic to either entice them to help Nintendo make that Garden demo or to get them on board with bringing one of their franchises to the Wii U like Gears of War or Unreal Tournament.
Either way, I'm willing to bet that when he's saying "I'm pretty impressed with the Wii U" he's saying that he is impressed with the power of the machine to produce amazing graphics. This is just speculation of course, but with Mark's past record in the business, he has always been about graphics first. Does the Zelda demo look as good as the Samaritan demo? In my opinion I think it does very much so, but the art style is so different that it's hard to make a direct comparison graphically. It definitely looks amazing either way.