Capcom has made a significant effort to update their older titles, including the early entries in the Resident Evil series that had a monumental impact on shaping the horror genre into what it is today.
Remasters have become so popular lately because they’re profitable, thanks largely to their being cheap to make and having pre-installed audiences. It’s why we’ll soon be seeing a prettier Resident Evil 0, and eventually, I’m sure, a revisit to arguably the best game in the series.
If Capcom is ever going to remake one of their games — as in rebuild it from the ground up, as opposed to a remaster, which rarely means more than a fresh coat of paint — chances are Resident Evil 2 is going to get the VIP treatment. A remake/remaster is inevitable, but both will take time. Lucky for us, we have Resident Evil 2: Reborn.
Reborn is a Unreal Engine 4-powered fan remake of the now 17 year-old game that’s been in development for a long time, relatively speaking. Its alpha is slated for a release this summer, and like the “official” release, the alpha will be available for free.
To learn more about it, check out InvaderGames on their official website.