Epic Boss Doesn't Think The 3DS Can Run The Unreal Engine

Though he hasn't got his hands on the system himself, Epic's Mark Rein reckons he knows what's under the hood of Nintendo's new 3D handheld. And from what he knows, he says there'll be no Unreal Engine on the thing.

"It's below our [minimum specifications], from what we can tell" Rein said to Joystiq. "We don't have a 3DS, so there's no way for us to verify that, but everything we've been led to believe is that it's below our min-spec. You couldn't do a game that looks like [Epic Citadel] on it, for example."

So an iPhone can run something a 3DS can't? That's either really interesting, or Rein's sources are way off.

Rein: 3DS likely below minimum specifications for Unreal Engine [Joystiq]