Silent Hill 2 Remake – It’s Official

Silent Hill 2 Remake – It’s Official

Its official, after months of rumours and speculation, Konami is working on Silent Hill 2 Remake.

The original Silent Hill 2 was released for PlayStation 2 in 2001, and later came to Xbox and Windows PC. That version of the game was developed by Konami’s Team Silent. It focused on protagonist James Sunderland, who heads to Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his wife informing him that she is waiting for him there, despite her death years prior. Silent Hill 2 tells a story of grief, as manifestations of James’ psychological state — including the iconic monster Pyramid Head — force him to confront his guilty conscience. Silent Hill 2 built on the gameplay of the original, and featured memorable music from composer Akira Yamaoka and artist Masahiro Ito, the creator of Pyramid Head.

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As the rumors suggested, a remake of Silent Hill 2 is in the works from Bloober Team. Bloober is the studio behind Layers of Fear and The Medium, and it’s a complete remake, not a remaster of Konami’s 2001 horror game. You’ll remember it as the one that introduced Pyramid Head.

The surprise for this one comes in the platforms — the remake will be exclusive to PS5 and PC for 12 months after release, and the PlayStation Store page for the game is live now. There’s no word on a release date so far.

The Silent Hill 2 remake appears to be a top-to-bottom recreation of the game, as revealed by a debut trailer that showcased highly detailed graphics, new voice over work, and new music. The remake will also feature a new, over-the-shoulder camera perspective. Original Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and artist Masahiro Ito are collaborating on the remake’s development.

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Rumors of a return to Silent Hill have swirled since the release of P.T. back in 2014, which was billed as a demo of sorts of a Hideo Kojima-led project titled Silent Hills. In the years that followed, Konami seemingly gave up on games entirely, but rumors persisted that the franchise was being farmed out to other studios. Some of the rumors were even connected to Kojima, who departed Konami under acrimonious circumstances.

Trailer of Silent Hill 2 Remake

The trailer begins with a close-up shot of a cockroach — a properly repulsive glamour shot designed to show off the game’s graphics — followed by hero James Sunderland looking into a mirror amid a voiceover about his deceased wife. It’s followed by familar shots of Sunderland walking through the fog, glimpses of some familiar moments, and of course, Pyramid Head, who is seen hulking in the rain.

Silent Hill 2 is under development for PS5 and Steam, and does not yet have a release date.

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