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Silent Hill 2 remake rumors surface

Along with last week’s new Silent Hill leak that was pseudo-confirmed by Konami via DMCA take-down, we’ve now seen rumors of a remake of Silent Hill 2, potentially developed by Bloober Team. As is normal for these kinds of situations, once someone says something, a bunch of other folks feel it’s safe to talk. Or, they want to hop on that bandwagon and make something up, depending on how much you like them.

In this case, two people have corroborated that a Silent Hill 2 remake is in the works at Bloober, most notably Jeff Grubb of Venturebeat, who has a pretty decent track record. Further, the remake will supposedly add new endings, rework puzzles, and be a timed PlayStation console exclusive. It’s one of multiple Silent Hill projects apparently in the works.

Naturally, this begs comparison to the highly successful and well-received Resident Evil 2 remake by Capcom – and tangentially, other ‘proper’ remakes like Final Fantasy 7 Remake. While a well-made version of that would be a horror game holy grail, confidence in Bloober (and Konami) is not high, particularly if they have to do additional writing.

Much of what makes Silent Hill 2 special is the atmosphere created by the technical limits of the time, plus the somewhat dodgy translation and lack of specificity in much of the writing. Translating all that forward is going to be a massive challenge, and while Bloober are great at the technical side, their games have been criticized for writing multiple times.

In addition, several new Silent Hill games are supposedly in the works – with last week’s leak probably a new mainline entry, seemingly set in Britain.

Written by Ben Barrett on behalf of GLHF.