Silent Hill 2 Remake Confirmed With Bloober Team Developing (VIDEO)
Having laid dormant for more than a decade, the Silent Hill series hasn’t seen a new entry since 2012 (unless you count 2014’s P.T. demo), with recent years seeing the beloved horror franchise being reduced to slot machines and even straight-up forgotten for a short while. However, as interest in the series renewed, it appears Konami is now preparing a full-on Silent Hill-issance, with several huge projects now announced to be in the works. This most notably includes confirmation of a long-rumored Silent Hill 2 remake underway by Layers of Fear studio Bloober Team.
The news was kicked off with a stunning announcement trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake, which looks to recreate many of the same familiar scenes and atmosphere, including the fearsome foggy Maine setting as well as the return of protagonist James Sunderland 21 years after the original. We also get a look at more than a few of the series’ signature nightmare creatures, including big daddy Pyramid Head himself in the trailer’s closing moments. Check it out below.
By the looks of things, this might very well be the Silent Hill 2 remake fans have been waiting for, especially as it involves series veterans such as creature designer Masahiro Ito and music from Akira Yamaoka. Though the original Team Silent has long since disbanded, Bloober Team definitely seems like a worthwhile replacement with the horrors of The Medium and Layers of Fear under their belt. As for what the studio is bringing to the table, creative director and lead designer Mateusz Lenart divulged a bit about their plans on the PlayStation Blog.
Taking pages from the book of Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes, Bloober is said to be aiming to “preserve the atmosphere that made Silent Hill 2 so exceptional” while also “modernizing many aspects of the game’s overall gameplay.” This includes adopting an over-the-shoulder camera perspective and the many visual enhancements afforded by the next-gen Unreal Engine 5. Several extra features are included in the PS5 version, such as 3D audio, no loading screens, as well as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers offered by the DualSense controller.
Though longtime horror fans have been waiting an unreasonable while, it seems Konami is finally ready to scratch fans’ itch for more Silent Hill. Though Bloober’s take on the Silent Hill 2 remake is undeniably great to see, it hasn’t exactly been a surprise when looking back at the past few years of rumors, with some going back as far as 2020. Speculation notably went wild last year when Bloober Team formed an official partnership with Konami, leading fans to expect little else than the return of Silent Hill.
Silent Hill 2 is confirmed for release on PC and PlayStation 5 as a timed console exclusive.
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