Silent Hill Creator Says Remake Would ‘Need A Rethink’

The creator of the Silent Hill series believes that any remake would “need a rethink” to make it interesting for fans.

As reported by VGC, series creator Keiichiro Toyama is interested to see if Konami will remake Silent Hill one day. However, he believes a remake of Silent Hill might prove more difficult compared to Resident Evil.

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Capcom has had a great deal of success remaking Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. However, it’s reported that Capcom will also remake RE4 and Code: Veronica.

I think it would be harder to remake than Biohazard [Resident Evil] because the gameplay as a concept is a little older,” said Toyama. “It’s not an action game where you can just refine the action as in Biohazard. To bring Silent Hill up to current standards or to polish up the graphics, the fans wouldn’t be satisfied.

Toyama continued: “That’s not what it was about – how beautiful it was. I think you’d have to rethink the concept to make it interesting to fans.

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A Silent Hill remake needs to be done right

Toyama also talked about the challenges of remaking a video game compared to a movie. “Unlike movies, games are difficult to enjoy as in the original state,” Toyama said. “Obviously because of the platform, but as time goes by game mechanics, especially in usability, lack rationality and sophistication.

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Visually speaking it’s clearly not made for modern equipment. So, absolutely don’t have any objection to modifying an original essence to fit the modern era which we live in today.

It seems that with every big video game showcase, fans hope to see a new Silent Hill announcement. In particular with The Game Awards. Sadly, Silent Hill being announced at The Game Awards has become its own meme, as rumours never seem to come to fruition.

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However, Toyama did announce a new horror game at The Game Awards called Slitterhead. Under his new Bokeh Game Studio, Toyama is working with Kazunobu Sato (Puppeteer), as well as Junya Okura (Gravity Rush). Furthermore, Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka has also joined his team.

Are you still hopeful that a new Silent Hill will be announced one day? Also, are you looking forward to Slitterhead? Let us know across our social media channels.

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