Nintendo 3DS is more powerful than Wii - Conduit dev
Wednesday 9-Feb-2011 11:07 AM High Voltage "surprised" by handheld's power
Nintendo 3DS is more powerful than the Wii.
That's the word from developer High Voltage (The Conduit), which is currently working on a number of ideas for the 3D handheld.
Matt Corso, the company's creative director, says he's impressed with the power of the console: "In some ways, it's even more powerful than the Wii," he told HDWarriors.
"The amount of power dedicated to the small screen opens a lot of possibilities, and the shading and texture ability is superior."
As for producer Keith Hladik, he admitted that Nintendo's portable has taken him by surprise. "From our internal testing we have been incredibly surprised at what the little system can do," he said.
"From a strictly visual point-of-view, it is impressive. We are able to pull off many advanced lighting and texture techniques much more easily than on the Wii.
"That doesn't mean that there isn't a cost to doing them, only that they can be done more easily."
Hladik added that the company is working on a number of games for 3DS. "We do have 3DS kits, we are working on a number of different ideas, and we are definitely excited about what this system means to the industry."
You'll be able to see how powerful Nintendo's new console is for yourself when 3DS is released in the UK next month. Nintendo confirmed its 3DS launch line-up yesterday.
[ Source: HDWarriors & CVG.com