Resident Evil Fan Remake Launches New Demo

A demo gets released for an upcoming fan project, which is actually a reimagining of the official remake from 2002.

There is a remake-remake of the 2002 iteration of Resident currently in development by a team of fans, and a demo has recently been released showcasing the current work in progress. With the Dead Space remake due out in January, as well as the upcoming modern take on RE4, it seems now is as good a time as any to bring back some classic horror games. As technology advances, titles released years or even decades ago are now looking a little old, so some people decide to bring them screaming into the current gaming sphere.

The one that many are closely keeping an eye on is the official Capcom remake of Resident Evil 4, which is due out on March 24, 2023. Originally released in 2005 and considered by many to be the crème de la crème of the Resident Evil franchise, fans are eagerly anticipating what’s in store for them, especially as some new footage dropped recently. Alongside this, there’s also a group of independent developers who are reimagining the first game in the series, though not necessarily the 1996 release.

As spotted by PCGamesN, some people are working on an unofficial remake of the Resident Evil remake, with a demo now live on the team’s website. This project will take the 2002 RE game, which in itself was a complete do-over of the original classic game from way back in the day, and bring it more in line with the remake of RE2 and RE3. That is to say, it will feature an over-the-shoulder camera perspective. A video posted by the KendoGunShop Survival Horror YouTube channel shows what’s contained within the demo, and it does look quite impressive. It should also be pointed out that this is still in development, so it could well contain glitches.

This isn’t the only fan project in the works, either. Another team is currently working on an Unreal Engine remake of the first Resident Evil game, only this one will have the fixed camera perspective of the classic installments. That remake-remake doesn’t have a finalized launch date yet, but the website says the project is aiming for release soon, so it could even be out before the RE4 remake.

With the spooky season almost here, Halloween is the perfect time to break out those horror games. Anyone who’s a fan of the genre knows there are so many choices out there in the AAA and indie scenes, and it’s good to see the community is also working on bringing some beloved titles into the modern age.

The original Resident Evil was released in 1996 for PC and PlayStation.

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