Incredible Fan-Made Unreal Engine 5 Remake Breathes New Life into the Classic Resident Evil.
- Original Resident Evil was a landmark survival horror game that launched in 1996.
- Got an acclaimed GameCube remake in 2002, considered one of the best ever.
- Recent Resident Evil remakes have been very successful for Capcom.
- Talented fans have now created their own Unreal Engine 5 remake of the original.
- Impressive trailer shows redesigned scenes, enemies and bosses.
- Adds new content like the Itchy Tasty writer while retaining the classic feel.
- Offers fixed or over-the-shoulder cameras for gameplay versatility.
- Unclear if project will ever fully release, but the footage is very promising.
For dedicated fans of survival horror video games, few franchises can compete with the renowned Resident Evil series from Japanese developer Capcom. When the original Resident Evil first shuffled onto the scene in 1996 exclusively for the PlayStation console, it changed the face of the survival horror genre forever and earned Capcom an passionate new fanbase outside of its other popular series like Monster Hunter.
In recent years, Capcom has found great success remaking other Resident Evil titles like 2, 3 and 4. Speculation is rife that Resident Evil 5 could be next in line for a modern overhaul if the developer’s continue with a chronological approach.
However, many hardcore fans strongly hope to see remakes of Resident Evil: Code Veronica and maybe even another take on the iconic original.
While only Capcom knows their future plans, a group of highly dedicated fans has taken matters into their own hands. Using the power of Unreal Engine 5, they have crafted an unofficial remake of that seminal first Resident Evil game that looks positively spectacular based on the footage.
Original RE UE5 Remaster Trailer
Recently uploaded to the “RE Biohazard” YouTube channel, the nearly four-minute gameplay trailer lovingly recreates classic scenes all fans will remember.
But the developers have gone above and beyond, adding in new areas like the room of the ill-fated Umbrella researcher who wrote the memorable “Itchy Tasty” diary. The enemies like Hunters and bosses have been visually reimagined, yet stay true to the source material.
This passion project even provides players the choice between the fixed, cinematic camera angles from the original or a modern over-the-shoulder perspective. The development team has expressed hopes of one day releasing a playable version.
However, it’s likely Capcom would shut down the project before that could happen. Fingers crossed the footage remains a promising glimpse of what could be.
Either way, anyone who appreciates survival horror absolutely must watch the trailer showcasing this fan-made Resident Evil remake.
14 Brand New Stunning Screenshots
Check out a bunch of screenshots of the working title below that include the mansion, the basement level, the laboratory, the courtyard and of course Tyrant.
It’s a stunning labour of love for the franchise. And if you’ve never experienced the Umbrella Corporation’s horrifying origin story, the original PlayStation game is now available via PlayStation Plus Premium.
Legal and Ethical Considerations
As previously mentioned, it’s worth acknowledging the legal and ethical challenges that often accompany fan-made remakes. Intellectual property rights and the potential conflict with the original developers should not be overlooked. The passionate fan community behind this project faces an uphill battle, driven by love for the franchise but often constrained by legal realities.
The setup of the first game is now iconic. After losing contact with the elite S.T.A.R.S Bravo Team, the Alpha Team led by Albert Wesker found themselves stranded in the Arklay Mountains. Their helicopter pilot, Brad Vickers, had abandoned them in a panic.
Fighting their way to the ominous Spencer Mansion, protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield soon realised this was no safe haven, but a secret base for illegal experiments run by the sinister Umbrella Corporation.
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With its challenging gameplay, cheesy yet endearing storytelling, intricate puzzles and more, the first Resident Evil has rightly earned its status as a true classic of both survival horror and video games as a whole.
Then in 2002, this genre trailblazer received an incredible GameCube remake that many view as one of the greatest of all time. If there’s anymore news on this story, we’ll keep you updated throughout right here on the site.
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