In one of Nintendo’s Iwata Asks features, the Nintendo president admits that they need to catch up with the folks at Capcom in the visuals department. You see, they think Monster Hunter Tri looks amazing.
It does look amazing from what I’ve seen.
Here’s what Iwata tells MHT director Kaname Fujioka and producer Ryozo Tsujimoto:
“I can tell Nintendo’s staff has really been galvanized by you. I can tell they feel like you did what they hadn’t yet.”
He continues: “Looking at the graphics objectively, I feel like the game’s visuals are one of the representative examples of what can ultimately be done with Wii. I think it has placed the Zelda team under a considerable amount of pressure.”
It turns out that visuals were a top priority over at Capcom for MHT. It shows. You’ll see when it comes out later this month, April 20th.
Maybe Capcom can be nice and pass along their graphics tech to Nintendo for Zelda. And everything else 3D.