During the Silent Hill Transmission Konami announced several Silent Hill games and projects, including a remake of Silent Hill 2, released on PlayStation 2 more than 20 years ago.
The remake is a complete overhaul of the game and the fresh footage comparing the old version to the new proves it. The game now looks prettier, more realistic and modern.
The updated version is being developed by the Bloober Team studio, which has worked on the horror Layers of Fear, Observer and The Medium in the past. In the new remake team promised not only to take the game's graphics to a whole new level, but also to refine many of the familiar to us horror scenes. Their goal is to recreate the unsettling, scary atmosphere of the original game, but to offer gamers a more modern game.
The bad news is that not every PC or notebook will be able to play the game. Judging by the system requirements on Steam, Silent Hill 2 remake may be an example of not very good optimization.
- Minimum system requirements (medium-low settings at 1080p/30FPS):
- Recommended requirements (medium settings 1080p/60FPS or high settings 1080p/30FPS):
It is possible, however, that the system requirements of the game may change.
The remake is based on the Unreal Engine 5. The gameplay, third-person perspective (it will be from behind the shoulder of the character), design and even music will be changed. Game designer Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka, who cooperate with Bloober Team, will take part in the work on these changes.
The developers also promised that the new version will support 3D sound and DualSense controller's features. And there will be no loading screens.
The remake release date is not known yet. However, we do know that the game will first be released on PlayStation 5 and will be a temporary exclusive on this platform and after a year will be released on PC.
During the event, Konami announced some more interesting projects:
This new spin-off of Silent Hill series games in the psychological survival horror and puzzle-adventure genre. The Scottish studio No Code is developing it under license from Konami and the publisher will be Annapurna Interactive.
There is no information about the game's release date, nor on what platforms it will be released.
Silent Hill f is another spin-off that is expected to showcase the beautiful and terrifying world of Silent Hill and focus on the psychological, supernatural mysteries of the area.
The game will be set in 1960s Japan and the story will be written by famous Japanese writer Ryukishi07, who is known for the visual novels "Higurashi" and "Umineko".
Silent Hill Ascension is an interactive series in the cult Silent Hill universe: Here viewers will be able to influence the heroes' actions and plot. We'll know how all this will work later on.
The series will be released in 2023. More precise date will be announced.
Christophe Gans, director of the first Silent Hill film, is making the third film in the series. It will be called Return to Silent Hill. No details about the new movie yet: Konami promises to provide more information about the project in the future.