Game developers and publishers aren’t always thrilled when fans take it upon themselves to remake games based on their intellectual property which is why you’d better download this gorgeous take on the opening stages of the original Castlevania before the powers that be put an end to it.

The creator of this remake, dejawolf, notes that Castlevania: Remade in Unreal is about a year in the making. The latest revision delivers a massive framerate improvement in certain areas (dynamic lighting from particle effects was apparently the culprit). That said, there’s still plenty of work that can be done to further optimize the game as the GTX 860M-equipped laptop dejawolf runs the game on still struggles at times.

All things considered, the demo looks absolutely stunning and really makes you wonder what could be done in an official capacity if Konami was to get behind the project.

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