The Silent Hill 2 remake is official, and Bloober Team is the developer leading production. It's a console exclusive for 12 months, launching on PS5 and PC. The announcement trailer features many clips of protagonist James Sunderland and famous enemy Pyramid Head. No release date has been shared.
Masahiro Ito and Akira Yamaoka are helping Bloober Team with development, which is aiming to modernise the gameplay and introduce an over the shoulder camera, replacing the more zoomed out look of the PS2 classic. Creative director of The Medium, Mateusz Lenart, is the lead director of the Silent Hill 2 remake.
A selection of official screenshots can be viewed below. Alongside the Silent Hill 2 remake, Konami also revealed Silent Hill: Townfall, Silent Hill F, and Silent Hill: Ascension.
On the PlayStation Blog, it's explained the camera change is designed to "immerse players even deeper into the game, make them feel like they are a part of this unreal world, and deliver them a more visceral experience across the board". The combat system is also being rebuilt, and certain set pieces will be changed. Unreal Engine 5 is being used to remake the game.
"Twenty-one years have passed since the release of Silent Hill 2 for PlayStation 2 and the big leap in technology allows us to be even closer – at least in some aspects – to how Team Silent would have desired their game to be back in 2001. Thanks to state-of-the-art motion capture sessions, we can deliver the best facial expressions in the series’ history and show a wide range of emotions even before a character speaks a single word."
Konami screwing themselves with the ‘live feed’.
I mean; they’ve had a fair while to prep for this Silent Hill announcement..:
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Looks alright. A foggy Resident Evil remake more or less. Doesn't inspire any sort of excitement about it just yet.
I can already tell which people have got their pitchforks ready.
Oh well, can't wait to play this.
Polite pass. Not snubbing the fans but I was never one of them.
This was no doubt about it cancelled Playstation Showcase content. This Silent Hill setup, the RE event tomorrow, the start of the GoW Ragnarok info blowout, the DualSense Edge info, etc. there's just too much for it to just be coincidence.
I really wish it was someone other than Bloober remaking it. Silent Hill should be made by a Japanese studio. We have enough Western developed horror games.
It's only a timed exclusive.
The bigger bummer is the other titles in development aren't even real games. Just interactive nonsense like dark pictures anthology garbage.
Underwhelming as expected
@UltimateOtaku91 @Would_you_kindly I mean it's a 12 month exclusive, not full console exclusive. It just seems like a waste of money. It was a waste with Xbox hoarding Scorn for 12ish months and it's a waste here. Hardcore fans will play on PS5 and PC. Xbox only users just wait a year...I don't see any upside to these pointless deals. (I include MS and Scorn in my point to show fairness)
Yes yeah can't beat abit of silent hill, I'll be getting on this.
😭😭😭 Christmas came early
@Yupyupyup tbf that's the only concern I have, bloobers games are just average and combat isn't their specialty
It’s okay when Sony does it
Did love the series + OST are top notch imo. I’m interested for sure!
I have quite enjoyed Bloober's titles in the past so I'm looking forward to seeing their take on it
@pip_muzz doesn't matter that its only 12 months exclusive, the pitch forks will still be out, also with scorn being timed exclusive to xbox, did you notice any playstation fans keep bringing that up or kick up a fuss about it?
@Sakisa Yeah because a year of console exclusivity is just the same exact thing as buying up entire publishers and making previously multiplatform franchises permanently exclusive. The original was exclusive to Playstation 2 for a while as well.
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This looks SO good. I knew bloober would be able to nail the atmosphere 👍 The Medium instantly proved to me that bloober were a great choice, particularly in the visual department.
I am not enjoying all this noise on other sites about exclusivity and the "who's right, who's wrong" xbox-playstation argument atm though. Exclusivity always sucks when it's an existing franchise being taken away from a playerbase and even more so when it's not just a timed exclusive, but an entire raft of IPs from a publisher 😞 But we shouldn't be getting all fanboyish over the companies themselves though. We should all be wanting to have these iconic franchises at every fan's fingertips!
But yeah, this looks amazing. The other announcements definitely piqued my interest too! Great time to be a Silent Hill fan... on PlayStation for now at least... I hope we get to see more soon! 😁
Just booted up The Medium again to get the ol hypetrain started too 😌
@UltimateOtaku91 I don't notice any Xbox fans here either kicking up a fuss. Just people who seem to enjoy instigating console wars in the first place
I'll have to skip it. These games scare the crap out of me.
Will follow it though to see if it's any good.
Edit: Even watching that trailer I jumped 😂 It looks great but I wouldn't be able for it.
@Grumblevolcano God of War was always going to have an info blowout though to build hype, and it will probably have it's own stream.
And there's other content still to be revealed, like that Helldivers 2 leak from a month or two back.
Even if Sony did cancel a show it won't have been for the reasons the internet is suggesting.
@itsfoz oh shi oh shi oh shi!
Some right misery guts in here tonight
I’m glad to see this isn’t another pachinko machine though I do want to see some gameplay and not just CGI. Wonder how faithful they’ll be to the original.
@pip_muzz not on this site no, but on pure xbox there is non stop chatter about playstation and its timed exclusives and this game will be the same, yet nothing on here about Scorn, High on Life, Stalker 2 or Ark 2 etc...
It looks very good, at least as for a first look. I’ll observe with cautious optimism, but Silent Hill 2 is something special. Like lightning in a bottle and not something easily recreated. At any rate, it does my heart good to see horror headlining the triple A industry again. Dead Space, Resident Evil and now Silent Hill are all back!
Bloober means I’m worried but still, the atmosphere is fantastic. Just hope they don’t mess with the soundtrack at all!
Gah, well that ruined my day. 10 years of waiting for a new game and we're just retreading old ground, and then there's this multiplayer thing. Eh, oh well...
EDIT: Oops, there's that Townfall thing. Hmm, now we're talking
@pip_muzz it clearly works if there still doing these deal lol
@UltimateOtaku91 Knock it off with the console warring, please. It just isn't needed.
Konami supposedly receives lots of proposals for new Silent Hill games, and yet they chose those hacks at Bloober Team to remake one of the most iconic horror games ever made. Thanks, Konami!
I can't believe it's 20+ years since it first came out, wow.
Strange how the mind and memories work - watching that didn't look any different to how I remember it did all those years ago.
Shame they don't do the first game whilst they are at it
@Shepherd_Tallon GoW got a story video this week, is getting a combat video next week, and another one later. I doubt there will be a SoP for the game on top of that.
I also don't believe there was a showcase that has been cancelled for whatever reason though, that doesn't make much sense.
If there is a showcase planed, it will happen.
The graphics look incredible. Guys, it's happening... I basically woke up today excited as ever so you can imagine how happy and satisfied I am right now.
EDIT: Publicly putting it out there that I think Bloober was a perfect fit for this. It was apparent as soon as I booted up The Medium.
@Voltan Oh fair point actually, yeah. I hadn't thought of that.
And agreed on the showcase "issue" 100%.
@RBMango we've seen about one minute of trailer and you're writing it off? Considering bloober are working with the original gameplay foundations rather than making their own title that seems a bit soon to me...
Seemingly this is just the start of a new wave of Silent Hill as a franchise. Lots of other Devs in the mix! No Code are great!
i never played silent hill , hope it doesn’t have inventory management and puzzle solving , otherwise that sucks for me
James Sunderland Is cosplaying as middle aged Leon S Kennedy
Bloober Team leading development
This. This right here is why I still have doubts. Well, that and ...Konami.
I’d say give Bloober a fair chance. I hope they can pull it off!
@nomither6 plenty of puzzles but less so inventory management with Silent Hill. Exploration is key. I remember following a guide for the puzzles when younger cos I was always more into the atmosphere and exploration side of things.
Instead of going crazy, people really a posting negative bullish.. Unbelievable
Will my PC be up to scratch? Probably. Will it be better on a PS5 compared to my current rig? Very likely.
I think I may have to put some pennies aside for a new console... 😂
Very excited for this! What a fantastic time for horror fans.
No news on a release window? Not even a year?
Anyone else getting an old man version of Leon Kennedy vibe from the main character 😅
Saw the Bloober logo and my heart sank.
Will still be buying day 1 and keeping everything crossed.
So glad this is coming to PC! This will be great.
Looks weak af
yet more remakes.
prefer a whole new game and story
Hyped!! I'm a bit thick, but what was the clip at the end of the showcase, Silent Hill F?
Man James Sunderland looks like an older Leon S. Kennedy!!! Looking forward to the game, even though it is strange that they didn't start from the first game, both are self contained...
@stvevan they are making a new game as well, looks like it's based in Japan this time, called silent hill F
Thank Pyramid Head that Masahiro Ito and Akira Yamaoka are helping, will definitely lead to a more authentic Silent Hill 2 experience. Exciting stuff!
People here who own a PlayStation 5 mad Sony making deals with third party companies to get exclusive us who own ps5’s😂.
Just curious, if anyone dubious about this had watched this exact trailer and it had just had the Playstation logo at the end, would they be more hyped.
I thought it looked good, and seems unfair to write it off because Bloober are involved. Perhaps they will be more effective working with existing ip and lore, compared to when they try to create something new from scratch
Wait for more information and trailers to be released. It seems way too early to get the pitchforks out
Silent Hill 2 is one of my favourite games ever so I personally cannot wait for this
Does anyone else think that the cockroach at the beginning of the trailer was a reference to Kojima and P.T.?
What's up with these cancelled showcase takes? The world is moving on from Covid-19 so there's bound to be more announcement this year and next year. There may still be a showcase this year and if not there's plenty to play in the next six months.
@Rob_230 "Perhaps they will be more effective working with existing ip and lore, compared to when they try to create something new from scratch"
They made the Blair Witch game, existing ip and lore, and it still ended up being meh...
You mean after 12 months it will go to Xbox? You said its console exclusive for 12 months.
I think it looks stunning.
Looks good, if it stays close to the original but tightens it up Capcom might need to start worrying.
Great news, and also confident with bloober on board.
Happy for this site to now also have actual news to report on, rather than YouTube leaks and social media nonsense on the day of the planned announcement.
Hyped. A remake of 2 is what I wanted. Hopefully Bloober pull it off.
@Shepherd_Tallon I’m usually of the same mind when it comes to horror games, but I actually managed to play through Silent Hill 2 back in the day and enjoyed it quite a bit.
With the lights on, of course.
Happy to see it, and the series make a comeback.
This might be a really stupid comment, but I wasn't really a big Silent Hill guy when it originally released.
Why start remakes at Silent Hill 2 and not the original? Surely for new players it would make sense to remake the first game first? Or is it a completely different story?
Can't believe there's some complaining about this when considering how dead Silent Hill has been over the years and Kojima Silent Hills was cancelled and PT demo removed from PS store about 6 years ago and Konami doing absolutely nothing with their IP for years. I'm not ungrateful, I appreciate the effort they've put in. Just be grateful that we getting something from a Konami IP again
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@4kgk2 I think this one was actually partly funded in development by Sony too, so it actually has more of an attachment to the platform holder than just paid-for exclusivity. Whatever the case, it looks bloody awesome!
@Corc11 Not a stupid comment at all. Silent Hill 2 is widely considered the best of the games, and even though it’s number 2, it’s a self contained story.
I'm really excited for this and I'm surprised I seem one of the few.
I can't judge Bloober Team as I have yet to play one of their games.
Not a complaint but Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill Home Coming were my favourites,hopefully a remake of them next...or better yet,a brand new game.
Oh and excited for a third film too!
So even though they were inspired by classic horror games to make Medium with fixed camera angles they CAN'T do the same with the SH2 remake cause they want to appeal to modern audiences? Screw off
@Amnesiac I'm delighted to see it back myself. It's definitely an amazing year for the horror fans.
Remember playing the original all those years ago. Brilliant. Dont know if I could play it today though, gone soft over the years and also not sure my heart can take the pressure 😂
Also a bit unnessesary with the 12 month exclusivity, accomplishes very little.
Bloober Team? and yet again the monkey's paw curls a finger
Hope there's still combat in this & it's not just run away & hide gameplay really enjoyed shattered memories on the Wii but the lack of combat was a real let down
@Yupyupyup It's not a new story though so it doesn't matter. It looks like they kept the same game story-wise, but just updated the graphics and maybe some mechanics.
@pip_muzz yeah timed exclusives are stupid unless its ff and its like 10 years ha ha
@KundaliniRising333 I can't understand why other people even liked your comment. There has been absolutely nothing stating that the other games are interactive "films" like The Dark Pictures. The ONLY thing announced that was similar was the live interactive series.
I was kinda hoping they’d announce PT was available on the PS store again as a bonus.
I quite enjoyed the medium, another remake though, yawnnn.
Okay this remake I can stand behind since I have never played any SH before, I was too young to play any of them. I just hope it lives up to the franchise's legacy
No one loves wasting money on useless time exclusives more than Sony. If you're going to spend millions on say a car make sure those millions are so you can keep the car and not rent it for 12 months.
Konami is more loyal to the PlayStation platform than Sony is.
@Juanalf It's actually not the car, it's the autopilot or some other exclusive software feature.
The point is to sell cars. You're not going to sell cars if every other car maker provides the same exact experience and features for basically the same cost.
The developer no doubt got a lump sum. Everybody wins. Except Xbox and PC players.
But I don't care about them anyway. Not saying that in a mean way, more like indifference.
N.i.c.e. its about time.just in time before 🎃 Halloween.welcome back silent hill.its been a long time.word up son
Strange how they made James look half japanese now.
Anyways, it could be worse. I'm more likely to get this than RE4 remake.
I do wonder if they will be improving the game though. It hasn't aged well.
So no sign of that Abandoned 'game' then?
Oh happy days!
@Rob_230 Blair Witch already suggests that no, they won't be more effective.
This trailer spoils the game lol
@Yupyupyup it's just a remake though? Why does it matter where the developer hails from?
Bluepoint's done japanese games justice as well despite not being japanese themselves.
@Sakisa oh did sony buy 2 big publishers I must have missed the news
Thank Christ they're using Unreal Engine 5 and I hope this turns out great for Bloober team and for it be the project that lifts this developers quality of games overall.
Woah. Wow. I have waited a long time for this. I'm getting a PS5 now.
Struggling to get hyped for this in all honesty...
Still waiting on the announcement that Sony have commissioned Bluepoint to develop the Bloodborne remake (!!!)
Jim Ryan, biggest hypocrite in gaming.
Idk, id prefer the same type of classic camera angle, more cinematic, moody, plus it be different from all games being 3rd person now, and some 1st person.
Now how about Silent Hill 1,3,4? All fine games. Oh and the one that appeared on Wii as that was good as well !
bloober team is a concern, Blair witch was decent but the tension was ruined by the realization that they split things into combat sections and walking sections. The medium was a stinker and did the same thing.
Day 1 buy for me, never played thru the original game that much!
Still struggling to see how a timed Playstatiin exclusive somehow outweighs when Microsoft are not only doing the same,(Stalker,Scorn, Death's Door,Carrion in the past etc.),vs permanently buying up AAA publishers just to deny established 3rd parties & new releases from numerous studios as part of those groups appearing on any other platforms bar XB/PC & Gamepass services.🙄
Do I enjoy timed exclusives,not exactly,seen plenty happen on Switch too & noone bats an eyelid,(Return to Monkey Island?),but the XB narrative that Sony's timed exclusives are worse than Zenimax/Activision Blizzard buyouts are ridiculous!
Ugh Blooper? 30fps unoptimised mess incoming.
Im glad Silent Hill is back, but BLOOPER remaking it? Conflicted thoughts, more excited for the Silent Hill TownFall game from the people behind Alien Isolation / Observation tbh
Will be interesting to see what bloober can do with a good budget. Housemarque were a totally different team before returnal.
meh. blooper team has a lot to prove — to this point they have not had a true success under their belt, so it is premature to get excited. at least there is some pedigree with a few ex team silent members being involved, but that is the only positive thing i can say. the other projects sound B tier and will likely disappoint. i was a fan of the first film, though, so a sequel with gans at the helm sounds interesting.
i think a remake of silent hill 1 would have made more sense, rather than jumping to 2. i cannot understand the rationale there. it is a shame bluepoint is not handling this project. hopefully that means they are working on metal gear solid 1 remake.
@Grumblevolcano Don't forget we were also promised to get a Final Fantasy XVI video in October as well which more than likely would have been at said showcase.
No love for the first Silent Hill game? Surely that deserves a remake!
Bloobers involvement has long been suspected. This is a remake of a treasured game, so I dont think concerns about bloobers game crafting have any merit. In terms of the atmosphere and art style they create, it seems a great match. Hopefully the tech will ensure we get smooth performance. Im looking forward to playing this.
12 month exclusivity deals are often good for the publisher, its a kind of 'spread betting' which allows a publisher to rely on at least the money from the deal, even if the title doesnt perform as you would want. With publishers seeking such deals, and corps liking to advertise their platform as 'the only way to play the title today', its no suprise such deals are made, and they are made for all the format holders. Im not as oppossed to them as I am to deals that keep a title off a format forever.
the trailer looks great, glad to see some OG are involved especially the composer, Akira Yamaoka
I was hoping for a new game with hideo kojima but well, a remake is fine too I guess.
Bad timing as I'm currently playing The Medium.
Absolutely awful game in my opinion. Even when you strip out the fact the story of Silent Hill is already written (The Mediums story is pretty bad), the graphics don't really shine and the controls and physics are absolute garbage, the two things you've really want improved with a remake like this.
Absolute bummer they've gone with Bloober.
Not read the comments, but I’m going to guess they are full of people performing mental gymnastics to try to equate a 1 year exclusivity period for a game with MS buying entire large publishers and making many of those games lifetime exclusive (not that they don’t have a right to do that in my opinion, even if it is pretty crappy).
That’s what is happening on other sites anyway. Maybe things are better on a site dedicated to one platform.
My predictions have been mostly correct — with the GamePass model pushing day one releases on the service, third party publishers are more open to timed exclusivity on PlayStation. This and FFXVI being the large examples. I suspect they don’t worry too much about missing out on the launch Xbox sales because the vast majority of early sales will be on PS5 anyways. While not always the case (such as Elden Ring), in general I think most new games sell somewhere between 70-90% on PS (I’m just going from memory on the stats I’ve read)
Really? An exclusive? In the middle of the “crying over COD tantrum” Sony is making? Like, really? At least be coherent Sony.
@KundaliniRising333 I didn't see where it said it was timed anywhere. Looks more like Sony put up some money. People believed Final Fantasy 7 Remake would make it to other consoles as well and you see thats not the case. Playstation or PC only.
@AstraeaV it was an Asterix at the very last screen of the trailer that said in big letters "playstation exclusive". In tiny print It stated it was coming to PC and that exclusivity was for 12 months
@AlienigenX You're deliberately misconstrued the entire idea but it's funny to watch you try. Not even worth the time to explain how wrong you are.
@thefourfoldroot1 They keep failing at it with flying colors.
@UltimateOtaku91 Considering combat/gameplay in Silent Hill has never been the series strong point, and they make protagonist miss shots on purpose to make you feel helpless, seems like a pretty good fit to me.
@LordAinsley I said this before, but Silent Hill has always played like crap, and they are better/scarier games because of it. At least the first 4. Notice how fans and non fans alike hated every game that came out after they tried to refine the gameplay. They are simply better games with crap controls.
I almost fell asleep while playing The Medium. But the reveal trailer for Silent Hill 2 remake looks promising. However, promotional video more often than not doesn't reflect the final product. Well, at least there is still Townfall to look forward to.
@Robocod Because when Xbox or Sony buy a publisher or a studio. The IP they will acquire from the acquisition will become first party games. So they have the right to make those games exclusive to their platform. While paying up third party developers to block a multiplatform game from releasing to another console is just moneyhatting.
@BrainHacker Which Microsoft has done on numerous occasions with Indie Gamepass titles holding off other versions,& rather forgetting when XB "money hatted" COD dlc during the 360 era,GTA IV DLC for a year etc.,nevermind Tomb Raider during the ps4 era despite Phil Spencer's claiming timed exclusives were anti-gamer.
If you can't tell the difference between timed exclusives & Phil Spencer's permanently hoarding 3rd parties using Dad's credit card so noone else can enjoy them or that Gamepass deals just as much "moneyhats" timed exclusives,there really isn't much helping you.
@Robocod I already explained that those third party games will become first party games once Microsoft or Sony acquire a publisher/studio. They will run the studio and eat the cost. So they have every right to make it exclusive. What's not to understand about it?
Both Sony and Microsoft are guilty of timed exclusivity. If you think Microsoft money hatting third party games on 360 era is bad. How come you're not applying the same logic to Playstation?
@BrainHacker "While paying up a third party developers to block a multiplatform game to another console is just moneyhatting".
Stalker 2,Scorn,Death's Door,Carrion,Rogue Legacy 2 are just a few examples of timed exclusives on both XB/Gamepass which saw later or planned later releases as part of a XB deal. Timed exclusives happen...you're the one saying Sony is alone in preventing games appearing on other platforms.
Starfield was coming to PS5 until Microsoft bought up Zenimax & despite months of "gaming for all!",rhetoric Phil Spencer showed their true intents & kept it exclusive.
Microsoft despite all its prior purchases is still so bereft of either confidence or creativity that they have to keep buying up 3rd party AAA publishers & horde those IP's & keep them off competing platforms instead. Maybe you should take your own advice?
Enjoy your day & clearly your platform preference.
@Robocod When did I told you Sony is the only publisher keeping games off from another platform? I already said that both Sony and Microsoft are guilty of timed exclusivity deals. I also never owned an Xbox. I mainly play games on PC right now. So it's clear to me that you just really hate Xbox/Microsoft.
Instead of using the same criticism to both Sony and Microsoft. You resort to comparing an acquisition to a money hatting strategy thinking it will make Sony look like the good guy.
@Sakisa Yup because they paid for it and that was the deal made.
@AlienigenX There's a difference. Now if they bought Konami outright, that would be hoarding. But they are paying for exclusivity from a publisher, and there's nothing wrong with that. What Microsoft is doing is totally taking something off the table.
@Yupyupyup too bad get over it and hush
@nessisonett did you watch the announcement trailer?
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