Tour Pokemon's Kanto Region Remade in Unreal Engine 4
posted on by Eric Stimson
The location of the original Pokemon Red & Blue games, Kanto, is a familiar map for many older gamers. It features mountains, forests, oceans, islands, fields, an impressively long bridge, and cities large and small, and is partly based on Japan's real-life Kanto region. Preston Dunagan has faithfully recreated the whole map (except Viridian Forest and the Safari Zone) in Unreal Engine 4 without the help of marketplace assets. It took him seven months and was accomplished by counting each step in the game to keep the map to scale — skip to the end to see his whitebox. It's a lavishly detailed work, and will appeal to those with strong memories of the game — check out 1:51 for a reference to an old rumor.
Unreal Engine 4 is a popular engine for amateur game developers. Pokemon have previously been used in its "A Boy and His Kite" demo by CryZENx.