A Pokémon fan has created an impressive HD-2D take on the original Game Boy game from the series.
There are many videos made by 3D Pixel Artist and Designer Dot Front In the past week, showing what Pokémon Red could look like if re-imagined in HD-2D style similar to recent Square Enix titles like Triangle Tactics and Octopath Traveler.
It’s a design that has sparked excitement from fans about how future Pokémon remakes might fare, following a rather lackluster response to 2021’s Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and a more general take on the series’ visuals in all new entries. grasp.
Dot’s videos show various locations from the Pokémon Red remake in Unreal Engine, displayed alongside their Game Boy originals. There is a look inside the player’s house and around Pallet Town, and another section that shows a rebuilt Vermilion City.
It’s not for everyone, but there’s something about the blurred, bokeh background and pixelated 2D sprites that makes Pokémon look better to me than the 2.5D attempts at translating the early incarnations of the series to modern-day audiences.
While these are being created in the Unreal Engine, don’t start trying to recreate them yourself in the Unreal Editor for Fortnite. Epic Games has already warned users not to use its new game creation toolkit for copyrighted material – though that hasn’t stopped everyone from trying.