Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Looks Amazing in HD

GenGAME writes: You may have played Skyward Sword before, but you’ve never played it like this. Using the Dolphin emulator, Skyward Sword can run at 1080p with additional anti-aliasing and anisotropic texture filtering, giving the game a breathtaking new look.

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apollo061830d ago

Fingers crossed Nintendo releases a Zelda HD collection for Wii U. Thanks for sharing the video

Erimgard1830d ago

I'm hoping for that as well. Between this and Wind Waker, there's real potential for new life out of some of the old games.

ElectricKaibutsu1829d ago

Shoot, I'd have to buy that.

DOMination-1829d ago

The thing is.. The game is rendered at 480p. You can do all sorts of fancy things but the game is still at the bed of the day 480p upscaled. You can't magically change the source material.

Having said that, i do like dolphin. I just find this video a bit misleading. Just imo.

ElectricKaibutsu1829d ago

I'm not sure if it is upscaled. According to the video they actually render it at a higher resolution. Of course this doesn't make the textures higher, but it does make everything sharp and jaggy-free.

profgerbik1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

Thank you! Someone who understands textures and resolutions.

I tell people this kind of stuff all the time it's like playing console games on PC, sure you can scale them as high as you want but it doesn't matter if the actual textures in the game aren't made for that resolution. They are always preset anyway.

Even some PC games are like that.

isarai1829d ago

no not really, Dolphin changes the native rendering resolution to whatever you set it to. Upscaling an image does not magically add detail to a picture, in fact is just causes it to blur and often lose detail. Native resolution has nothing to do with source meterial.

Also @ profgerbik

Textures aren't related to rendering resolution in the least.

FlyingFoxy1829d ago

yeah no shit, we could do this on Dolphin years ago..

ElectricKaibutsu1829d ago

What do you mean? This is footage of Dolphin.

FlyingFoxy1829d ago

I mean the headline that it looks amazing on Dolphin, it's nothing new because all games look much better on Dolphin and have been able to run pretty much full speed on any good rig built within the last 4 years or so.

ElectricKaibutsu1829d ago

Ah OK. I should give Dolphin a shot.

MaleManSam1829d ago

You know what would look better in HD?

Twilight Princess... Make that damn Demo for the wii u Work nintendo. DO IT!

Seraphim1829d ago

Lol was just thinking the same thing... the past couple weeks I've had an itch to go play Twilight Princess but I really don't think I could endure an SD game that isn't on my NES...

no_more_heroes1829d ago

That...was stunning. Both the graphics and the audio were just...BEAUTIFUL.

Emme1829d ago

Something the WiiU should do out of the box. That is doesnt is a big fail.

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