Nintendo has shared a quick video via Twitter, giving us a behind-the-scenes look into the workings of Princess Peach's 3D face model. This is all well and good, of course, but taking away that glistening, polished exterior reveals the rather creepy looking tools hidden inside our favourite characters.

As you can see below, the character model's different facial expressions are made by manipulating the locations of various points under the surface. It's interesting, and extremely well done, but knowing that the glorious princess we all know and love started life as the image on the right is rather haunting.

These expressions come from Super Mario Odyssey, in which Peach can be spotted in various locations throughout the adventure. You might not ever really think about how much work goes into little details like this, but the end result is certainly worth the effort.

If nothing else, we've now provided you with something to watch on a loop while we all patiently wait for the Nintendo E3 Direct (if you're reading this in time), and you're very welcome.

[via twitter.com]