Take Over the Kitchen Counter with Metal Slug Augmented Reality Prototype

Take Over the Kitchen Counter with Metal Slug Augmented Reality Prototype

The possibilities of augmented reality games are tested to the limit with this video concept for Metal Slug and the Wii U controller.

People have been talking about how cool augmented reality would be for use in all kinds of games from tabletop RPGs to first person shooters. Nintendo made some strides in providing some really intriguing augmented reality games packed in with the 3DS, and the proposed controller for Nintendo's new console, the Wii U, has potential in delivering an AR experience that we've never seen before. To that end, an enterprising YouTube poster has "leaked" a representation of what it might be like to play Metal Slug characters battling on a kitchen counter.

The people who made the video did a fair job of using the logos for the ESRB and SNK - the studio behind Metal Slug - to make it seem authentic yet the proposed game is clearly just the seed of an idea before its turned into a concept. The released specs for the Wii U controller do not even include a rear-facing camera. I'm not sure how such a game would be played exactly or even if it would be possible given the technology available.

But if I could take cover behind an ashtray full of butts and move forward blowing up vehicles before taking on General Morden's evil forces? Yeah, I'd be all over that.

Source: YouTube

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done right this could be so awesome.

That would be awesome. I wonder what would happen if the player started throwing oranges at the enemies.

tetron:
That would be awesome. I wonder what would happen if the player started throwing oranges at the enemies.

Nah, they would just eat the food and become BIG. Stones are for the offensive.

Man I love that music, and the infernal ammount of continues to use.

Man I wish I could use that to fight this boss in a starry sky:

Grahav:

tetron:
That would be awesome. I wonder what would happen if the player started throwing oranges at the enemies.

Nah, they would just eat the food and become BIG. Stones are for the offensive.

Man I love that music, and the infernal ammount of continues to use.

Man I wish I could use that to fight this boss in a starry sky:

It's a shame that such a random game (MS5) has such an epic final boss fight, maybe the best of the entire series and that's saying a lot, since there's lots of awesome final boss fights for the entire series.

OT: Hmm... this certainly sounds interesting, if done right, it could be pretty awesome.

Wow... If this could be done then it would be awesome...

...Now I have to dust off my copy of Metal Slug 3...

Isn't this more along the lines of Reality Fighters than anything the WiiU has shown off? Why use the WiiU as the platform.

"Wii-U... 4 controlers" Hahahaha, you wish. Nintendo wishes the Wii-U could be this cool instead of it being permenmtantly teatherd the conspole and having one controller. The idea of an autonomous tablet was actually a great one, you could do all kinds of interesting things with that but it seems to be an impossible dream for the Wii-U : (

 

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