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Everything We Know About Silent Hill 2 Remake

It feels like forever since we first learned about Silent Hill 2 Remake, but we’re inching closer to its release in Fall 2024. Let’s go over everything we know about the Silent Hill 2 Remake.

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The much-anticipated Silent Hill 2 Remake is generating significant buzz among fans of the survival horror genre. The game was originally announced by Konami during the Silent Hill Transmission presentation in October 2022. Bloober Team is currently developing Silent Hill 2 Remake. This team also developed horror games like Layers of Fear and Blair Witch.

They aim to stay true to the atmosphere of the original while modernizing gameplay elements and enhancing the overall experience. The remake also sees the return of original creature designer Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka. Their return ensures much of the haunting ambiance of Silent Hill 2 comes with them.

According to Silent Hill series producer Motoi Okamoto, the developers insisted on keeping some elements from the original untouched in the remake despite suggestions from the original team. However, the third-person combat system is receiving a complete rebuild, offering a fresh yet familiar experience for both new and returning players. The game will also feature updated visuals and mechanics that leverage the capabilities of the PS5 and modern PCs​.

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Everything we know about the Silent Hill 2 Remake release date

Konami has set the official release date for the Silent Hill 2 Remake to October 8, 2024. Initially, it will launch as a timed console exclusive for PlayStation 5. However, there will also be a PC version available on Steam. Other platforms will most certainly receive the game after the exclusive period ends​​. Typically, in past experiences with timed console exclusivity, we’ve seen games have 6-month and yearlong windows.

Many are eagerly awaiting this remake, especially given the long gap since the last significant Silent Hill release. However, some fans are no doubt hesitant, given the turbulent nature of Silent Hill’s history. Still, the remake promises to bring the iconic psychological horror experience to a new generation of players, hopefully leading to Silent Hill once again being a staple in the horror gaming landscape.

The Silent Hill 2 Remake will appear on October 8, 2024, for the PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam.

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Cory Dinkel is a freelance writer for Siliconera since 2023. An award-winning digital journalist, he has worked for local and national news outlets for nearly a decade. His favorite genre is the JRPG and he will not be taking questions during his "There is Not a Love Triangle in Final Fantasy VII" speech.