Resident Evil 2 Reborn HD Reanimates A Survival Horror Classic

Invader Games reanimate Capcom’s gruesome classic



Are you one of the millions of Resident Evil fans who has been holding their breath for a proper remake of Resident Evil 2? Ever since Capcom’s jaw-dropping Gamecube remake I’ve always wondered what RE2 (arguably the best game in the series), would look like with a full HD facelift. While it isn’t quite what I had in mind, Italy-based independent developer Invader Games have been crafting an impressive looking re-imagining of Capcom’s 1998 classic looking to offer a new, high-definition look at the events surrounding the demise of Raccoon City.

Titled Resident Evil 2: Reborn HD, The currently in-development for the PC, Unity3D-based remake is being completely built from the ground up. All of the assets from the iconic Raccoon City Police Department down to the desolate labs deep below the city streets are being recreated for the first time in full 3D, offering a view of the virus-afflicted city like never before. Not content to just release a simple remake, the team at Invader also plans to expand the game’s lore by incorporating aspects of the Resident Evil books as well, adding another layer of complexity to the already convoluted Resident Evil framework.

While we’re unsure if the game’s eerie atmosphere will be lost in translation- after all, most of the good scares offered in the early Resident Evil games were directly brought on by the game’s cinematic camera work- we’re still eager to get our hands on this reanimated reboot if for no other reason than to see the timeless nightmare from another perspective.

If you’re interested in suiting up in your RCPD duds again as rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy taking an HD trek through the blood-soaked halls of one of the series’ most haunting locales, you can learn more about the game here at Invader Games’ site. They are currently accepting donations to finish the game, and hope to resurrect other games in the series down the road.

We’ll be sure to bring you more information on this impressive looking remake as it becomes available. Until then, check out the gallery of screens from the project below, along with the footage above showcasing the game’s effects in the RCPD’s iconic main lobby.

What do you think of the look of Resident Evil 2: Reborn HD? Do you think the game is able to offer the same scares with the new, third-person perspective? Let us know in the comments below.




Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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