One of the best games of last year was Capcom’s remake of their classic, Resident Evil 2. It not only helped to put Capcom back in gamers good graces but showed what you can do with a reboot if you invest the time and money into it. The game was such a success that the fans are now eagerly awaiting the Resident Evil 3 reboot that is coming later this year. One of the reasons the game was so successful is that the game engine is really good. You would think that this would influence a lot of developers in how they go about remakes and reboots. However, 3D Realms has decided to go a different route with the remake of their 1999 first-person shooter Kingpin. Kingpin Reloaded is actually using the Quake II game engine.
Of course, there are some enhancements coming to the game. Despite being on a game engine older than the Xbox ecosystem, Kingpin Reloaded will be capable of a 4K resolution. The graphics from the original have also been enhanced. However, the team at 3D Realms have not tried to make this look like a modern game. It’s very much like it used to be just scaled up. You can check out the trailer for Kingpin Reloaded below along with the official description of the game –
In a stylized noir art deco gangland that never was, the Kingpin rules above all else with a bloody fist. When his lieutenant Nikki Blanco leaves a no-name Thug battered and broken, the upstart criminal rises from a puddle of blood, lead pipe in hand and revenge in mind.
Kingpin: Reloaded, the remastered, enhanced version of the crime-themed first-person shooter developed and published by 3D Realms and Interplay, recruits new gang members on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.