After what seems like an eternity of leaks, Konami has formally revived its long-dormant Silent Hill collection with a flurry of exercise, beginning with remake of horror masterpiece Silent Hill 2, which is being developed by Bloober Crew for PC and PS5 as a timed console unique.
Bloober Crew – the studio behind the likes of The Medium, Layers of Worry, and Observer – has been rumoured to be concerned in a Silent Hill revival way back to June final yr, when it introduced a partnership with Konami to create a brand new sport. Rumours that the venture can be a Silent Hill 2 remake started to coalesce following a collection of leaks earlier this yr.
Now, although, Konami and Bloober Crew have made issues official, revealing the remake throughout a busy Silent-Hill-focused livestream in a two-and-a-half minute trailer. Right here, we had been proven some iconic Silent Hill 2 moments given a new-gen visible overhaul – extending to a barely doubtful makeover for protagonist James Sunderland, who now appears to be like a bit of like Alan Wake’s unpopular brother.
Following affirmation that the Silent Hill remake will launch concurrently on PS5 and PC, with all different consoles lacking out because of a 12-month console exclusivity interval for Sony, Konami then ushered in just a few key members of the brand new growth staff to debate the venture in additional element. Becoming a member of Bloober are idea artist Masahiro Ito – who served as artwork director on the unique Silent Hill 2 – and Akira Yamaoka who returns to work on the remake’s soundtrack, which he mentioned will function a “new musical type” this time round.
A number of members of Bloober additionally put in an look throughout a brief video sequence, explaining the studio is approaching the remake with a “nice deal of respect” for the unique Silent Hill 2. This may embrace “maintaining [the] distinctive Silent Hill ambiance intact”, with the objective being to create a sport that can “make the identical sturdy impression at this time because it did 21 years in the past”.
Nevertheless, it additionally detailed a few of the modifications it is making to be able to meet what it referred to as gamers’ evolving expectations, together with an over-the-shoulder digicam. In the end it says it needs to “recreate the whole lot what made the sport a timeless basic, however to present it a brand new kind which can draw gamers even deeper into the foggy streets of Silent Hill.”
There is no launch date for the Silent Hill 2 remake simply but, nevertheless it’ll be coming to PlayStation 5 and PC through Steam at some unknown future time.