Check out this stunning Metroid demo running in Unreal Engine 4


Youtube user CryZENx has uploaded a brand new tech demo for Nintendo’s Metroid featuring the sun temple. Much like his previous demo projects, the sun temple demo runs on Unreal Engine4. What’s interesting about this particular demo is that it runs on Microsoft’s new API, DirectX 12. Running on a high-end PC, the demo takes advantage of the modern features that the graphics engine has to offer, resulting in a visually stunning realization of Nintendo’s beloved franchise.

The Metroid sun temple demo video can be seen below.

The demo has Samus traveling through a series of interconnected corridors, while showing off the magnificent lighting and real-time reflections across the environments. The series protagonist is shown performing her trademark maneuvers, including the morph ball as well as the fire blast from her arm cannon.

A frame rate counter is visible at the top right corner, showing the demo running at a rock solid 120 frames per second. This particular build of the sun temple demo was running on a PC with the following hardware specs:

  • CPU:I7-4790K @ 4.8Ghz 1.32Vc + RAIJINTEK Triton watercooler
  • GPU: GTX 980 Ti EVGA Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ OCed = 1400mhz core / 3900mhz Memory
  • Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme 4
  • RAM: 32GB (4x 8192MB) HyperX Savage RED DDR3-2400 DIMM CL11 Quad Kit

The Metroid sun temple demo is just one of many Unreal Engine 4 demos that Youtuber CryZENx has developed. He appears to be a huge fan of Nintendo, as most of the demos offer a re-imagined look at the console’s maker’s beloved franchises.

The DX12 Metroid sun temple demo can be downloaded here.

If you’ve given the demo a try on your PC, share your experience with us in the comments below.