This is a video from Youtuber aryoksini of Mario running around in environments created using Unreal Engine 4. It is quite the departure from existing Mario games. A brief explanation while I try to jimmy the lock on my roommate's food stash and steal a Carnation Instant Breakfast for myself.
Here is Mario running in Unreal Engine 4, all the environment assets were taken from the Unreal marketplace, all the character actions were scripted using blueprints only, all animations were re-created from scratch as well as the PBR ready textures.
I especially like the cel-shaded style environment around the 0:45 mark. I feel like that would actually lend itself to a pretty sweet looking Mario game. Now, by a show of hands -- how many Wii U owners do we have here? Do you all have children or did you buy the system for yourself? I'm only asking because I'd hate to steal the console away from a child when the new Zelda game comes out.
Keep going for the video.
Thanks to JD, who was really hoping for some Unreal Engine footage of Princess Peach. Presumably because he has a crush.