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Silent Hill 2 Remake Announced From Bloober Team, First Look at Pyramid Head

Official announcement: After months of rumors and speculation, Konami is remaking Silent Hill 2.

At today’s Silent Hill Transmission event, Konami released a 3-minute trailer showcasing the famous foggy city in 4K. In addition to giving us a glimpse of Pyramid Head and other notable elements from the original game, the trailer confirmed that Bloober Team will be responsible for development and will utilize Unreal Engine. Exclusive to the PS5 console, it will also be released on Steam.

Masahiro Ito will provide the creature designs, and Akira Yamaoka will return as the game’s composer.

The trailer begins with a close-up shot of a cockroach, a suitably repulsive glamor shot designed to show off the game’s graphics. Later, in a narration about his late wife, hero James Sunderland looks into a mirror. It’s followed by a familiar shot of Sunderland walking through the fog, a familiar glimpse of his moments. And, of course, Pyramid Head, whose body looks bigger in the rain.

Ito appeared in a short conversation afterwards, apparently referring to the leak while talking about fending off questions from fans on Twitter. He recalled the challenges and how he wanted to create “a new kind of music”.

Simply put, our goal is to create all the elements that have made this game such a timeless classic, but to delve even deeper into the misty streets of Silent Hill.

“The remake also has new musical styles, new challenges, and sound design and music that can please existing fans.

Bloober Team, on the other hand, announced their intention to modernize the game while remaking it. This includes adding an over-the-shoulder camera, among other enhancements.

“Simply put, our goal is to create everything that makes the game a timeless classic, but to go even deeper into the misty streets of Silent Hill,” previously told The Director Mateusz Lenart, former Creative Director of Medium, said:

A remake of Silent Hill 2 has been rumored to be in development for months now, but has been kept tightly secret until now. It marks Konami’s first foray into the series since Book of Memories.

Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2001, Silent Hill 2 is consistently hailed as one of the greatest horror games of all time. Contributions to the genre include the aforementioned Pyramid His Head, who counts among the scariest characters in video game history.

Rumors of a return to Silent Hill have swirled since PT’s release in 2014, billed as a sort of demo for a Hideo Kojima-led project titled Silent Hill. In the years that followed, Konami seemed to abandon the game entirely, but rumors persisted that the franchise was outsourced to other studios. was related.

Earlier this year, a flurry of rumors swirled when leaked images were posted online and then swiftly taken down. They were further propelled by Konami updating its trademark and director Christopher Gunn’s claim that multiple games were in development.

Finally, it turns out that these rumors are true.

Silent Hill 2 is in development for PS5 and Steam with no release date yet.

Kat Bailey is IGN’s Senior News Editor and co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Any tips? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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