has released the first batch of screenshots
from Cursed Mountain
a survival horror game for the Nintendo Wii set to be available in 2009. Cursed Mountain is using the Athena game engine which is rendering the Himalayas on Wii at a quality never seen before. The engine highlights of Athena include amongst others, HDR-Rendering, shader simulations developed especially for Wii in order to display ice, heat and water (realistic reflections and refractions), an ultra-fast particle system for snow storms, soft particles, realistic fog and smoke, depth of field, motion blur, dynamic soft shadows, spherical harmonics lighting, as well as a high performance level-of-detail and streaming system in order to provide long viewing distance of the entire surrounding.