- Team Arklay’s has released a trailer showcasing their Unreal Engine 5 remake of the 2002 Resident Evil game, giving it a photo-realistic look.
- The gameplay footage in the trailer includes both fixed camera angles and a third-person perspective, providing a fresh take on the classic game.
- While the REmake’s graphics have been changed, the character dialogue remains intact, keeping the same horror movie cheese that fans love.
Gaming development studio Team Arklay’s has recently released a trailer showcasing what the Resident Evil remake would look like in Unreal Engine 5. Capcom released the original Resident Evil game in 1996 and its remake in 2002.
Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise may not have started the survival horror genre, but it helped popularize it with the release of the first Resident Evil game. The game was so popular back in the day that Capcom released several versions of it; many fans consider the game’s remake the best of the bunch. Its success has fans calling on Capcom to create another remake of the original Resident Evil game using the RE Engine following the success of its recent Resident Evil remakes. However, it seems another developer is answering that call instead.
Team Arklay’s recently uploaded a trailer showing what the 2002 Resident Evil remake would look like in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5. The studio has been remaking the game in UE5 for quite some time, and this trailer showcases its work so far. The studio’s use of the game engine gave the REmake (as fans lovingly call it) a photo-realistic look, providing fans with a better look at the Spencer Mansion’s interior. The trailer also showed what the game’s iconic opening cutscene would look like in UE5 with the addition of a few new scenes.
The development studio previously showcased what the Spencer Mansion’s interior looks like in UE5, though it didn’t show what the monsters within it would look like. Thankfully, the studio included gameplay footage in its recent trailer showing how the zombies, hunters, and chimera look and move in-game. Interestingly, the gameplay footage shown in the trailer changes between the fixed camera angles the classic RE games are known for and the third-person over-the-shoulder perspective of the modern RE games. Lastly, the trailer showed that while Team Arklay’s gave the REmake a graphics change, it didn’t change the character dialogue that gave the 2002 game the same horror movie cheese it had.
Team Arklay’s said in the trailer that its remake of the 2002 Resident Evil game is still in its development phase. As such, fans might have to wait for quite some time before they can experience Resident Evil‘s Mansion Incident again in UE5. It’s unclear if Capcom is aware of Team Arklay’s efforts as of press time. However, a comment from someone who appears to be a Team Arklay’s member suggests that the studio would comply if it receives a Cease and Desist order from Capcom. Should this happen, Team Arklay’s efforts on remaking Dino Crisis, another Capcom game, will also be affected.
Resident Evil HD Remaster
- PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
- January 20, 2015