The Silent Hill 2 remake will remain a faithful story adaptation of the original game, according to its developers at Bloober Team.
So much Silent Hill goodness is on the way
However, as excited as fans are for the remake, some have reservations as to whether Bloober Team can deliver. After all, the OG Silent Hill 2 is considered by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time.
Bloober Team has delivered some decent games such as Layers of Fear, Observer and for the most part, The Medium, but the studio hasn’t knocked it out of the park. Most of its narrative follows the formula of a traumatised character caught up in bad situations. Which I suppose might bode well for a title such as Silent Hill 2.
Bloober Team seem to just fall short
Furthermore, games such as Blair Witch often have pacing issues and can feel like its welcome has been overstayed. The potential for Bloober Team to deliver something special is there. Many hope it will be the highly anticipated remake that breaks that barrier.
Perhaps a remake of a beloved title such as Silent Hill 2 with its narrative already set in stone will work in the favour of the studio. However, according to an interview with DreadXP, while much of the SH2 remake will remain, certain areas and gameplay mechanics are said to be adjusted.
“We are focusing on bringing the distinct, visceral atmosphere back in the modernised Silent Hill 2. Longtime fans shouldn’t worry about us “missing the point” while we’re livening up the title,” said Bloober Team’s Chief Marketing Officer Anna Jasińska.
Silent Hill 2 Combat has been overhauled
She continued: “We faithfully stick to the traditional story canon while remaking the gameplay and updating the graphics from the ground up. These are the reasons why Konami entrusted us with the remake in the first place.
“A big visible change is the adoption of an over-the-shoulder camera, which altered the perspective of a few iconic set pieces, but also meant an overhaul to the combat system.”
“The latest technological achievements do wonder when it comes to making the visuals pop. As you see, we are not straying away from the original concept of making this cult classic; we just have some ideas on how to make the peculiar scare factors more appealing to the contemporary audience.”
Jasińska concluded: “We remain faithful to the original title. Nonetheless, we are applying adjustments to certain areas where things need modernising due to the passage of time.”
When is the Silent Hill 2 remake release date?
At this time, the Silent Hill 2 remake does not have a release date. Though some hope that it will be released at the end of this year or early 2024. Furthermore, we do know that it will arrive for PC and PlayStation 5.
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