Konami brings Silent Hill 2widely regarded as the best entry in the psychological horror game franchise, to modern platforms with a new remake. Silent Hill 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 and Windows PC, Konami announced Wednesday during its Silent Hill Transmission livestream.
The Silent Hill 2 remake appears to be a top-down recreation of the game, as revealed by a debut trailer that showed off highly detailed graphics, new voice acting, 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 development of the remake.
Mateusz Lenart, creative director and lead designer at Bloober Team, said in a post on the PlayStation Blog that “one of our main goals is to maintain the atmosphere that made Silent Hill 2 so exceptional, while also modernizing many aspects of the game’s overall gameplay.”
The remake is billed as a PlayStation 5 console time-exclusive, with a Windows PC version also coming.
The original Silent Hill 2 was released for Sony PlayStation 2 in 2001, and later came to Xbox and Windows PC. This version of the game was developed by Konami’s Team Silent. It focused on protagonist James Sunderland, who goes to Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his wife informing him that she is waiting for him there, despite her death years before. Silent Hill 2 tells a story of grief, as manifestations of Jacob’s psychological state – including the iconic Pyramid Head monster – force him to confront his guilty conscience. Silent Hill 2 built on the gameplay of the original, and featured memorable music by composer Akira Yamaoka and artist Masahiro Ito, the creator of Pyramid Head.
Developer Bloober Team is best known for its psychological horror fare, including the games Layers of Fear, The Mediumand Observer.
Correction: Konami and Bloober Team have not announced a release window for theirs Silent Hill 2 redo