June 24, 2024

It has been a very good lengthy whereas since we have seen something concrete from Konami and developer Bloober Workforce’s Silent Hill 2 remake, however the mission has now obtained a contemporary airing as a part of Sony’s newest PlayStation State of Play showcase, this time with a trailer specializing in the sport’s “improved and modernised” fight.

Fight maybe is not the very first thing you’d anticipate Konami’s advertising and marketing materials to dwell on given it is fairly a way down the listing of parts that made the unique Silent Hill 2 such a beloved horror expertise, however the trailer does, in equity, hold again an entire 40 seconds earlier than switching out the atmospheric meandering for bat-swinging, shotgun-blasting motion.

Moreover, it is reassuring, and even perhaps just a little stunning, to see simply how carefully Bloober Workforce’s Silent Hill 2 remake hews to aesthetic of the unique 2001 PlayStation 2 sport – it definitely would not appear like we’re in for a radical tonal reinvention right here.

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Silent Hill 2 fight reveal trailer.

One factor we did not get throughout right now’s State of Play exhibiting, alas, is a launch date – or perhaps a imprecise launch window – for Silent Hill 2. A PlayStation Weblog publish earlier this yr prompt the sport was aiming to launch in 2024, however right now’s trailer dodges the query totally, ending with the proclamation the remake is merely “in growth for PlayStation 5”.

Talking on the finish of final yr, Bloober stated work on the remake was “progressing easily”, however referred to as for persistence till Konami was able to share extra. Fortunately, the writer is not leaving Silent Hill followers utterly wanting – it is simply introduced a brand new “modern” first-person Silent Hill entry, The Final Message, will launch totally free on PS5 right now.