Silent Hill 2 is one of the most popular survival horror games of all time, featuring the the series’ signature game despite countless follow-ups and attempts to reclaim that magic. Now, Konami is doing what we all know is inevitable: a complete remake of Silent Hill 2. Announced in late 2022, the game will be coming to both PS5 and PC, introducing a masterpiece horror for a new generation of players. Here’s what we know about the Silent Hill 2 remake so far, including release info, plot, development team, etc.
Konami has yet to announce a release date or even a release year for the Silent Hill 2 remake. From this, we can infer that it probably won’t happen anytime soon. A 2023 release isn’t out of the question, but we’ll have to wait and see if the publisher provides specific details.
Unlike the other upcoming major horror remake, Evil 4, Silent Hill 2 will be exclusive to PS5. The game will only be available on PS5 and PC (via Steam). Because it’s being done in Unreal motor 5the latest generation systems are without question and it will be able to make better use of the horsepower of the newer system.
The remake of Silent Hill 2 will retell the story from the first version, which was released in 2001. Set in a popular town, Silent Hill 2 sees writer James Sunderland searching for people. his long-dead wife after receiving a letter – ostensibly from her. There, James finds a number of gruesome horrors awaiting him, including famous foes like the Pyramids as well as the lifeless Eddie Dombrowski. Could there be some dark force at play here? Is the Shiba Inu dog cult really behind it all? You will have to play to find out.
Silent Hill 2 will remain a survival horror game, with the development team consulting with original developers Akira Yamaoka and Masahiro Ito throughout the process to ensure its essence. is kept intact. However, it is also being modernized to better match modern expectations. Like the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, Silent Hill 2 will use an over-the-shoulder perspective instead of the miniature perspective more common in horror games at the turn of the century.
Naturally, the combat system is getting a complete overhaul due to the change, as well as “certain parts”. by producer Motoi Okamoto and director Mateusz Lenart.
On the PS5, you’ll be able to use 3D audio technology to determine where the sound is coming from, and there won’t be a loading screen due to the NVMe SSD. Haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support are also included, although the team is keeping their exact implementation a secret for now.
So far, there’s only been an announcement trailer for Silent Hill 2. The footage shows James Sunderland staring into a mirror – an iconic shot also featured in the original game – and features some visuals. glimpses of the town itself as well as some of the enemies. The trailer doesn’t include any battles, so we’ll have to wait and see how the over-the-shoulder view is implemented.
Although a select few members of the original Konami Silent Hill 2 team are working on the remake, the main development studio is the Bloober Team. The Polish studio, which specializes in horror games for the past few years, has released games like Layers of Fear, The Medium and Blair Witch. Silent Hill 2 will by far still be the highest profile game Bloober Team has made to date, and it comes as the studio is also developing a reimagined Layers of Fears.
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