After months of rumors, Konami has officially unveiled a remake of its beloved survival horror game, Silent Hill 2for PlayStation 5 and PC.
As previously speculated, Polish developer Bloober Team (best known for last year’s The Medium and Layers of Fear) handles the remake, simply titled Silent Hill 2. Konami says members of the original Silent Hill 2 a development team, including monster designer Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka, are also involved.
Originally released in 2001 on PlayStation 2 and Xbox, Silent Hill 2 follows James Sunderland, a man who goes to the mysterious eponymous town after receiving a letter from his dead wife. Silent Hill 2 later received widespread acclaim for its story, atmosphere, monster design and music and is widely considered to be one of the greatest games ever made.
In the trailer, we get a glimpse of the game in action, though it’s mainly in the form of cinematics instead of gameplay. pyramid head, Silent Hill 2the most iconic monster of, is also teased. No release window was provided, however. It’s also unclear how faithful this remake will stay to the original. In recent years, we’ve seen such dramatic reimaginings of classic games as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Resident Evil 2to more 1:1 entertainments like The Last of Us Part I and Demon’s Souls.
The Silent Hill 2 remake was revealed during the Silent Hill Transmission, a pre-recorded Konami presentation offering a look at the future of the long-running horror series. Other announcements include a Silent Hill game from beloved indie publisher Annapurna Interactive, a tease for the next one Silent Hill film and a mysterious project called Silent Hill F.
On the one hand, many of these projects seem far-fetched, especially considering that we haven’t gotten much to release windows or gameplay. That said, Konami has built a reputation for staying away from big-budget games, such as when it unceremoniously canceled Hideo Kojima’s games. Silent Hills in 2015, and instead turning its IP wealth into pachinko machines. Therefore, the Silent Hill Transmission was clearly a way for the Japanese gaming giant to show its commitment to Silent Hill.
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