The creator of Daymare: 1998 was working on a fan-made remake of Resident Evil 2, but was forced to abandon the project when Capcom announced they were making their own. Not letting that stop him, the developer has changed the project’s name and tweaked it so it’s now its own thing.
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Former Capcom designer Satoshi Nakai, who worked on Resident Evil 0 and Code Veronica, has also joined the project, so it has some veteran talent onboard, heightening those expectations.
Though clearly influenced by older Resident Evil games, Daymare opts for Resident Evil 4’s over-shoulder camera view, which is probably for the best when targeting a modern audience.
“The game features high-end graphics, original soundtrack, immersive atmosphere, hardcore survival mechanics and many connections with the beloved old school survival horror games and ’90s landmark brands,” says the YouTube video description.
Daymare will feature a story told via multiple protagonists, limited save points, sparse ammo and, of course, references to the golden age of survival horror. Expect raccoons.
Check out the announcement trailer, and for goodness sake, someone tell them their trailer has no day in it at all. How can you have a daymare at night? You can’t.