The death of sprites?

Koopayoshi

Shine Sprite
Since the 3DS will come out, they will use polygons more often. So does that mean that there will be no more sprites? (I don't mean like title screans and stuff)
 

ShyGuy27

The Cardinal is dead -- long live The Cardinal!
Right because Nintendo handheld games are the only place sprites are ever used anymore.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Sprites will never die.
An example I know about, Mario Kart DS:
Stages are separate 3D models and textures, but objects like crabs, Goomba's, etc. are still sprites.
I only don't have a PARTNER-CTR Debugger, so I can't check out how 3DS games work.
 

Dark Light

Cherries and Berries
The newest Pokemon generation has all characters in it that uses sprites. I'm pretty sure they'll continue using sprites for the next Pokemon generation.
 

Koopayoshi

Shine Sprite
Baby Luigi Lacertae said:
The newest Pokemon generation has all characters in it that uses sprites. I'm pretty sure they'll continue using sprites for the next Pokemon generation.
I'm not sure, the next Pokemon game might be on the 3DS
 

Glowsquid

Shine Sprite
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The 3DS may end sprites being the standards on at least one platform, but sprite-based graphics will still remain a decently strong niche thanks to arcade fighting games (and other genres, but mostly fighters) and "indie"/doujin developers who can't afford the expense of decent 3D modelling.
 

Puddin

eat the rich
Personally, I think the idea of sprites dying is absurd. They'll be used when they're needed indefinitely. Don't forget HUDs you guys. I don't know about anyone else but I don't want purely 3D-generated HUDs in every game.
 

Zae

Donkey Kong
Banned User
Nope, sprites will forever go strong, considering they are the sole factor that started gaming to begin with. Besides, plenty of people still want sprites and even game companies have stated that want that in their future games, so no certainly not dead.

Plus if you count outside the 3DS and there are tons of indie and other pc games(even console games) that STILL use sprites.

So really, I don't think it's ever gonna end.

and thank god for that because I love me some nice fluid animated sprites. Sexy stuff I tell ya.
 
Sprites will never die, they're often used on japanese RPG games for consoles until now. The best RPG'S are the one with sprites in my opinion, and i Play A LOT of those. And they are a pilar of gaming and people still love them and want them to be in their games. There's even people that only like games with sprites based graphics.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
Even this forum uses sprites. Via smilies. Even if sprites DO die, I'll just draw some.
 

Dark Light

Cherries and Berries
Sprites are fun and simple to make. I would be really sad if they were to die.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
Yes; it is easier to edit a sprite than vertex hack a model.
 

Dark Light

Cherries and Berries
Hm, after I played a game on the 3DS, the OP does have a point on the death of sprites. Wouldn't it be difficult to make a completely sprite-based game on a system based on 3D?

I'm sure Paper Mario will use sprites, however, for major stuff and it will look great on a 3DS.
 

Zae

Donkey Kong
Banned User
Baby Luigi Lacertae said:
Hm, after I played a game on the 3DS, the OP does have a point on the death of sprites. Wouldn't it be difficult to make a completely sprite-based game on a system based on 3D?

I'm sure Paper Mario will use sprites, however, for major stuff and it will look great on a 3DS.
It's not like Nintendo is the only living company that uses sprites.

I don't see how playing the 3ds would bring you to that conclusion. Besides, it's the 3Ds, and it is still possible to make a sprite oriented game in it.
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Keep in mind that menu's of every single game to date use sprites.
This can't be changed, unless you want to see a screen filled with polygons, nurbs and textures.
 

Brawl Mario

Super Smash Bros.'s most fearsome plumber
Goddess of Death said:
Keep in mind that menu's of every single game to date use sprites.
This can't be changed, unless you want to see a screen filled with polygons, nurbs and textures.
Exactly. And textures are technically sprites. They are just skins on a model.
 

Koopayoshi

Shine Sprite
Goddess of Death said:
Keep in mind that menu's of every single game to date use sprites.
This can't be changed, unless you want to see a screen filled with polygons, nurbs and textures.
Don't mean like that, I mean, actual characters
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
And again, textures are sprites too.
In that fact, they still use sprites, as a layer for 3D models, as 3D models never have more than 1 colour.
 

Koopayoshi

Shine Sprite
Goddess of Death said:
And again, textures are sprites too.
In that fact, they still use sprites, as a layer for 3D models, as 3D models never have more than 1 colour.
NOT TEXTURES
 

YamiHoshi

Nintendo 3DS Developer
Oh yes, they are.
A true 3D model has only 1 colour, they mostly use white.
 
Sprites won't Die, I can easily see Pokemon White/Black's Third Version (e.g. Yellow, Crystal, Emerald, Platinum) in 3D, The Houses look 3D and so do the battles, so it'd work if they make them along with everything else, 3D. The Characters would still be sprites though.
 

Garlic Man

Name-change free since 2018
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