About 17 years ago, back when most of you were a mere twinkle in yer mom’s wombish bits, Capcom released a little zombie game called Resident Evil 2. Now the year 2015, in a time where the weird bulbous character models of yore no longer carry the same value in the eyes of my jaded Millennial peers, the final touches are being made to a long-awaited free fan remake called Resident Evil 2 Reborn [official site].
Reborn has been in the making for around two years, initially using the Unity engine before moving on to Unreal Engine 4. It features totally revamped 3D models, particle effects, better lighting, textures and animation. All that fun stuff. You can check out a few clips below.
The whole thing is the work of a little Italian team called InvaderGames, who are working on a not-for-profit basis. It’s worth mentioning that there’s still no word from Capcom whether or not they are in support of it, which I’d imagine could bring up potential copyright issues if things go south. Regardless, InvaderGames are aiming to see an alpha version out sometime in Summer. So, soon.
I’ve reached out to Capcom for any comment.