Metroid Prime ran on Unreal Engine 2

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Jan 4, 2012
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    Interesting indeed.
     
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    Unreal engine ---> Smells of mods from a mile, which is always welcome. I give my blessing to this holy research, let it be continued until fruition.
     
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    Gee valwin keeps uncovering bombshell after bombshell these days! Congratz :P
     
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    Interesting indeed.
     
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    Very cool find, and interesting! I'm assuming this also means Prime 3 is built on Unreal 2 as well, seems to be the same engine as the original two.

    Wonder if Retro will work on a Prime 4 with Unreal Engine 3 for the Wii U, since it supports it. ;)
     
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    we can only hope
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    This is a pretty good piece of information. I didn't even think it was possible that this game could run on unreal o.o
     
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    hmmm so metroid wii u & 3DS on unreal engine 3 or 4?
     
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    Metroid Prime for Wii U would be feasible considering there already exist games confirmed for Wii U that use Unreal 3 (Arkham City i believe is one, possible others i forget). 3DS on the other hand, Epic claims to be unable to support Unreal 3. At least in its current state. So save for a completely new mobile specific rewritten version of the Unreal engine (as Capcom did with MT Framework), i don't think a 3DS Metroid could use Unreal 3. Unreal 2 should work fine, and i'd imagine most people would be satisfied with it. While it's apparently a pretty crappy programming mess, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 3DS is said to run on Unreal 2.5. With a more competent developer, a Metroid Prime probably do really well on the 3DS. Better shader effects are possible too. Unreal 2.5 is still a great engine.
     
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    make metroid with unreal eng 3 for wiiu
    and make 2d metroids for 3ds
    problem solved :creep:
     
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    From what I've read, the Primes were a trilogy, so that's done. I'd gladly welcome another Retro Studios Metroid though.
     
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    Am I the only one not really surprised? Companies license and re-use engines like this all the time. Metroid Fusion looks to have used the Wario Land 4 engine, for example.

    As for the Unreal engine series, it's sold to be used for games.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games
    Bioshock 1/2?
    Red Steel?
    Even some PSP games used various versions.

    But yeah the modding ability would be interesting if it was doable.
     
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    Agreed, nothing special here I think.
    Retro did an AWESOME job though
     
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    A LOT better than team ninja :creep:
     
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    actually what is so mind blowing with metroid prime using unreal engine 2? :O can somebody please explain. doesn't game like red steel uses unreal engine 2.5?
     
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    Likewise. Forgive my ignorance, but what on earth is the big deal?
     
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    If any of you actually read the source thread, this has been all but debunked and was based on very flaky and circumstantial evidence.
     
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    I'm also a bit confused. Maybe people care because Nintendo normally uses their own engines?

    It is true that Metroid Prime is a visually strong game, especially if you consider when it came out.
     

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