Whether you love or hate the idea of HD remakes of classic titles, it’s fascinating reading up on just how much work—and deliberation—there is involved in scrapping a game’s entire visual canvas and starting over.
There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are due out in November, but what day in November? That would be November 21., giving players plenty of time to play the remakes over the Thanksgiving break. Thoughtful, that Nintendo. Want some footage?
Then it might look a little bit like...this. Which is to say: it would look fantastic.
The original Super Mario 64 was made 18 years ago. But if it was being developed today? It might look a bit like this.
Awakened In 2013: first, we imagined what the new wall-merging mechanic might look like in an older, classic Zelda game. Today, we're going to imagine what a 2013 remake of Link's Awakening might look like—here's a rendition by artist Jonatan Iversen-Ejve. (Via Tiny Cartridge)
Commenter Brixish points out that with the enhanced graphical power of the Wii U console, we could very well be in for a flood of HD remakes of classic Game Cube and Wii titles. Tell us what you'd like to see made shinier in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
The downloadable HD remakes of Resident Evil 4 and Code: Veronica X look even better once you know that they're coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in North America and Europe in September for 20 bucks a pop.
The latest Interplay game to make the leap to Nintendo's WiiWare service is MDK2, BioWare's shooter from the year 2000, joining other WiiWare-bound re-releases like Clayfighter and Descent. But that's not all Interplay and developer Beamdog have in store.
Due out in Japan next month, Nintendo has just announced a spring 2010 release target for the North American and European remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver for the DS.
Capcom's VP of Business Development and Strategic Planning, Christian Svensson, says the company is far from done making high def Remixes of its old-school games.
Back in the good old days of home microcomputing, the only way to play some Super Mario Bros was on a console. Then in 1987, Time Warp Productions created Great Giana Sisters...