Meet the Fortnite Creator Who Rebuilt the Resident Evil Mansion With Chilling Accuracy

Meet the Fortnite Creator Who Rebuilt the Resident Evil Mansion With Chilling Accuracy

At first glance, Fortnite and Resident Evil couldn’t be more different. Sure, Epic Games and Capcom teamed up for a official collaboration before Halloween last year, which brought Resi-themed character models, ornaments, and pickaxes to the island, but visually, tonally, thematically, and conceptually, both games are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Right? Officially yes. Unofficially, a fan-driven project has closed the gap considerably.

I consider myself a pretty accomplished Resident Evil player. I spent the summer of 1996 running scared around Spencer Manor before graduating from RPD HQ a couple of years later. The mere thought of running from Nemesis kept me up at night at the turn of the millennium, and I’ve reveled in every wild tale the series has told since, from Leon S. Kennedy’s excursion to rural Spain, to the by Ethan Winters. ill-fated escape to Eastern Europe. And yet, I discovered that one of my favorite Resident Evil experiences of all time recently exists in Fortnite Creative: xVonKlutch’s Resident Evil Spencer Mansion Project, a meticulous recreation of the setting and narrative of the first game within the confines of the standalone Battle Royale sandbox gameplay. “Playing Resident Evil when I was younger was a family event,” says creator xVonKlutch. “The similarities, the Easter eggs, the map itself – all of these things are ingrained in my brain, so it was a case of taking all of this and putting it into Fortnite.”

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