Pokemon in HD-2D, a great idea that will never be realized
The HD-2D style introduced by Octopath Traveler in 2018 he has given all kinds of ideas in classic RPG games. Although it is a trademark legally registered by Square Enix, many ask that their long-awaited titles be remade using this technology. games like Final Fantasy VI (one of his inspirations) and Chrono trigger They are usually the favored candidates. Triangle Strategy and live to live continued the legacy of Octopath Travelerbut it wouldn’t hurt more exponents apart from the confirmed dragon quest 3.
On the other hand is PokemonGame Freak’s RPG that jumped into 3D a decade ago and even Scarlet/Violet he opted squarely for the open world. But something was lost along the way. Game Freak They are complete masters of Esports Extras art, but when it comes to 3D, the flaws show up. that the fifth generation of Pokemon Black/White fired the ‘sprites’ was a harsh and necessary blow. Many of their players wish they would return to them at least as ‘remakes’.
YouTube user Dott – 3D Esports Extras Artist gives us a close idea of what a Kanto remake would look like (yes, there are plenty of Kanto remakes already, but it’s just a test) under the proprietary HD-2D. Square Enix. It is not perfectly detailed as Octopath Traveler and its sequel but the resemblance is telling enough. The world of Pokemon comes to life in a fresh and nostalgic enough way that we wouldn’t mind a new generation or remake like that.
Unfortunately, it’s just part of the wish fountain, as even Square Enix wouldn’t lend its model to Unreal Engine 5 and we doubt Game Freak is interested in “taking a step back.” Viewing the various technical problems of Scarlet/Violet and the rise of HD-2D, it wouldn’t be crazy at all.