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Resident Evil 4 HD Fan Project Eight Years In the Making Finally Has a Release Date

A Resident Evil 4 HD remaster eight years in the making finally has a release date.

The fan project, which is being developed by just two people, will rebuild Resident Evil 4 from the ground up. Based on the 2014 Ultimate HD version, each texture has essentially been scaled up 8-16 times the original resolution and redrawn from there.

A brand new trailer detailing the features of the 1.0 version has been released. According to it, this project has improved lighting effects and contains thousands of 3D model revisions with restored visuals. In some cases, the creators have been able to find the original source materials used, allowing the team to faithfully recreate the original texture at a much higher resolution.

The project’s main campaign is playable along with Mercenaries mode, Assignment Ada, and the Separate Ways minigames. The project is compatible with Steam’s Resident Evil 4 versions 1.0.6 and 1.1.0.

Resident Evil 4 is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed games of all time. A remake from Capcom is rumored to be in the works right now, with a release date reportedly sometime in Q4 2022. However, the most recent iteration of Resident Evil 4 is the VR version on Oculus Quest which launched last October.

In IGN’s Resident Evil VR review, Taylor Lyles said, “Given that it wasn’t originally designed with VR in mind, it’s truly remarkable how well Resident Evil 4 has been adapted.”

The Resident Evil 4 HD Project 1.0 will be out February 2.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey