Invader Games is nearing completion of a fan-made remake of Resident Evil 2.
The survival horror sequel was originally released in 1998 to high acclaim on PS1 and N64, and fans have long requested a remake.
The Gamecube remake of the first Resident Evil was updated and released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One last year, and Capcom is currently working on updating Resident Evil 0. Meanwhile, Resident Evil 4 has been re-released so many times that it’s hard to keep up, and even 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations was later released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. But there’s no sign that Capcom is interested in doing much at all with the second game in the series – so a group of fans has instead taken it upon themselves to revisit Raccoon City.
The remake, Resident Evil 2 Reborn, is being created as a not-for-profit project, with the team being motivated purely by their love of Shinji Mikami’s survival horror sequel. Invader is using Unreal Engine 4 to upgrade 3D models and improve the environment around the characters. Lighting, particle effects, textures and animations have also received a major overhaul.
Capcom has made no comment up to now, though it wouldn’t be surprising if their legal team steps in with a cease and desist notice. Even as a not for profit exercise, these kinds of fan-made projects rarely find their way into the public without attracting the attention of the rights holder.
Resident Evil 2 Reborn is expected to be released later this year. You can check out some recently gameplay footage of it below.