Konami revealed that the Silent Hill franchise was making a major comeback last October, revealing a bunch of new titles. Of course, it was the announcement of a Silent Hill 2 remake that got most fans’ attention. And when it comes to remaking beloved classic titles, there’s always the worry that the reimagining doesn’t capture that same magic. Luckily, a member of Bloober Team has discussed the changes that players can expect in the Silent Hill 2 remake.
Anna Jasińska, chief marketing officer at Bloober Team, talked with DreadXP about the Silent Hill 2 remake. The interview goes into a fair amount of detail regarding Bloober Team’s upcoming title, Layers of Fears. It then goes into how Bloober Team landed the job of remaking a classic Konami title. Interestingly, it seems that work started as early as 2019. And Jasińska makes sure to note that many developers at Bloober Team are “die-hard fans” of Silent Hill 2.
Silent Hill 2 remake will be faithful, but modern
Silent Hill 2 is a classic, but one that has undeniably aged a fair bit. And with how far technology has come since then, it’s obvious that Bloober Team had to make some changes. Thankfully, the developer will “faithfully stick to the traditional story canon while remaking the gameplay and updating the graphics from the ground up.” So we should expect to see the bulk of the game’s story be unchanged.
Of course, there will likely be some small differences here and there. The key difference between the original and the Silent Hill 2 remake will be in the gameplay. The two immediate changes are the over-the-shoulder camera and combat overhaul. But Jasińska reiterates that the Silent Hill 2 remake will be “faithful to the original title.”
The Silent Hill fan base has had to deal with many disappointments over the years. But there’s a chance that the Silent Hill 2 remake will finally mark the series’ return. Obviously, there are still concerns over whether Bloober Team can nail this remake. We still don’t know the release date for the game as of now, but we should hear more about it soon.