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Lions, and Penguins, and Elephants – Oh My!

Famitsu treats us to a selection of new pictures of the upcoming Animal Resort. We get our first look at several new animals, and get to see more of the game’s awesome fur shading.

Today, we’ve been treated to a batch of new screenshots of Marvelous Entertainment’s Animal Resort. Not too much is known about this game yet, except that it will be a zoo simulator of some kind that focuses on interaction with animals through picture-taking opportunities and a variety of minigame-like tasks.

The game was previously noted for its impressive fur shading effects when it was first announced, and what we see of the lions below continues to impress. Now, however, we get a chance to see the game’s renditions of elephants and penguins, too. Both are realistically modeled, and the elephants’ trunks have a convincing curve to them. The penguins’ eyes, however, may creep some of you out a little; and the “circle” shadows under the animals are disappointing to say the least.

Backgrounds seem to be a hit-or-miss affair. In some shots, they come alive with leafy trees and detailed grass; but in others, they are plagued by low polygon counts and blurry textures. We can only hope that Marvelous will alleviate these graphical artifacts in time for the game’s launch, as they detract greatly from an otherwise smooth-looking game.

A video preview of Animal Resort will be shown at Nintendo World 2011 on January 18, which will finally tell us whether the game looks as good in motion as it does in stills.

Source: Famitsu via 3DSConnect

By on 29 December 2010

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Comments

  1. serpent says:

    looks…interesting?

  2. Johnn¥ says:

    I just hope this game is nowhere near finished. The animals themselves are astounding, but everything else is quite awful. If between now and release they work on that then I'll get this.

  3. jaap says:

    The early leaked screenshots actually looked dam good for a just started project.

    This on the other hand looks fairly crappy. Even while there is fur shading, the animals doens't look that smooth to start with, the shadows are way to simplistic, and the backgrounds are looking more towards a n64 title / ps1 / psp kind of level.

    With the hardware they got atm, they should have done alot more.

    But then again, its a huge park with tons of animals inside it. This can ofcourse reduce the quality a bit.

    The illision of the whole thing gets broken, purely throught "decent modeling" but bad shadowing, horrible back grounds.

    i hope they actually are going to polish it. or els not really interesting for me.

  4. DinoMan13 says:

    I hope it's like ZT2, where you can place objects.

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