Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 director, composer Junichi Masuda doesn’t seem interested in an HD Pokémon Snap for Wii U, because most people own a camera that can take photos of whatever whenever they want. The thought of a core Pokémon game on Nintendo’s upcoming home console, however, intrigues Masuda. “It would be very cool if you could play Black 2 and White 2 on the Wii U,” he says.
Christian Davis, an associate environment artist at Junction Point Studios, created detailed models of the Pokémon Blastoise with UDK, which is a simplified edition of Unreal Engine 3. The image above is Davis’ depiction of what Pokémon Snap would look like in HD. Check out more of Davis’ Blastoise models here.
In a surprising move Nintendo have seen fit to enhance a Virtual Console game to add Wii specific functionality.
The title in question is none other that N64 title Pokemon Snap which will benefit from added functionality not previously seen in the original version. Though the added functionality isn’t a complete overhaul of the game code – it allows users to post their in-game photos to other users via Wii connect 24, it does go some way to breathing fresh new life in older dustier titles.