A fan-made revamp of Resident Evil 2 using Unreal Engine 4 is in the works, and the videos below give you an idea of how the project’s progressing.
Currently in the Alpha stage, Resident Evil 2 Reborn is the brainchild of Italian developers InvaderGames, which aims to “pay tribute” by creating a “modern interpretation” of the original Resident Evil 2.
Using assets from Resident Evil Darkside Chornicles as a basis, the game began as a free, fan-made mod and not-for-profit. It will remain free.
“The goal of Resident Evil 2 Reborn is not only to recreate the universe of Resident Evil 2 in key next-gen with Unreal Engine 4, but create a game that deepen and expand the experience of the original Resident Evil 2, giving to the player a new game that combines the old soul of the original to new and interesting features written from scratch,” said InvaderGames.
You’ll notice a few things which seem a bit different, such as the darker atmosphere due to Raccoon City’s power issues, and over-the-shoulder aiming which was introduced with Resident Evil 4.
Again, it’s very much a work-in-progress project, so keep that in mind when watching the videos.