Upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake will “faithfully stick” to the original game’s story

by Danny Craig  · 
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Upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake will “faithfully stick” to the original game’s story
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Anna Jasińska, the Chief Marketing Officer at Bloober Team, has confirmed in an interview that their remake of the beloved Silent Hill 2 aims to be faithful to the original game’s narrative.

The details:

  • Back in October 2022, Konami confirmed that a Silent Hill 2 remake was in development, with the Bloober Team studio leading the project. The game will be built in Unreal Engine 5 for PC and PlayStation 5 and will make use of the console’s 3D audio and SSD to “create an immersive experience free of loading screens”.
  • In a recent interview with DreadXP, Bloober Team CMO Anna Jasińska calmed the nerves of Silent Hill fans by stating that the game would "faithfully stick to the traditional story canon" and that players “shouldn’t worry about them missing the point." Throughout the interview, she continued to echo the same message, going on to say, "We remain faithful to the original title" when asked if Bloober Team were given the ability to put their own spin on the over two-decade-old title.
  • One of the most significant changes to Silent Hill 2’s gameplay from the original is a shift to an over-the-shoulder perspective, similar to that of the recent Resident Evil remakes over the past few years. Due to this change, Jasińska noted that the viewpoint shift would not only alter "the perspective of a few iconic set pieces," but also result in a complete overhaul of the combat system.
  • There’s no information regarding the release date just yet, but given that the announcement of the game is still fresh, it’s likely a couple of years away at least.

What else is Konami working on?

  • In Famitsu’s new year feature, Konami teased to fans that "multiple new projects" are "quietly underway." The developer also added that they were "planning power-ups and new developments" for their "well-known series." It’s unknown what the well-known series is referring to. Still, it’s likely Silent Hill unless Konami hits us with a big announcement for another game in the Metal Gear or Castlevania franchises this year.
  • In September 2022, Konami announced that remasters of cult classic PS1 era RPGs Suikoden 1 and 2 would receive a release in 2023 under the title Suikoden I&II HD Remaster: Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars. The games will be available with redesigned graphics, new sounds, and additional gameplay features on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.