The stunning lighting and the mix of 2D and 3D backgrounds make up the beautiful artistic direction of the games in the franchise. Octopath Traveler — one of the best examples of a modern experience that relies on a beautiful pixel art concept. Have you ever imagined if Pokémon Black and White had a remake along these lines?

The independent channel developer Shemne thought about it and brought a beautiful remake the Pokémon Black and White made in Unreal Engine 5 and with the artistic style of Octopath Traveler. You can check the result below:

“Since last year I’ve been redoing Pokémon Black and White as Octopath Traveller. I started as a beginner in pixel art, 3D modeling and using Unreal Engine, but with the power of determination and stubbornness, anything is possible”, said Shemne in the video description.

The look of the standalone remake of Pokémon Black and White It turned out really amazing. The developer used the original game maps to recreate it with a mix of 2D and 3D backgrounds, resulting in a perspective with depth and a very bold art style.

Everything was created by the developer, including the Pokémon battle sprites — which look very different from the original game. Of course, don’t expect the project to see the light of day, after all, we all know that Nintendo would block the project without any ceremony, even if it is a beautiful homage to one of the company’s greatest classics.

Relembre Pokémon Black and White

Released for Nintendo DS in 2010, Pokémon Black and White represent the fifth generation of the most famous monsters in entertainment. Both titles are set in the Unova region and introduce 156 new Pokémon to the extensive roster.

Here, players can control Hilbert (who in the manga is called Black) or Hilda (who in the manga is called White) and choose between Tepig, Snivy or Oshawott as starters to become a League Champion — and, of course, face the conspiracy of the villain Team Plasma.

Pokémon Black and White was released in 2010 for Nintendo DS.Source: Nintendo

One of the coolest innovations of Pokémon Black and White is the inclusion of seasons, which affect the appearance of the scenarios, as well as the availability of certain Pokémon on the map.

In addition to the more mature and engaging story, the graphics and especially the animation of the games received significant updates, bringing more detailed and dynamic 2D/3D environments.

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