Silent Hill 2 remake gets two new trailers

Sony’s State of Play broadcast has previewed the heavily anticipated Silent Hill 2 remake. The new trailer shows more of the town of Silent Hill, more of the enemies and a smattering of combat, all of which looks rather like the recent Resident Evil remakes. Silent Hill 2 set to release on October 8th.

“Having received a letter from his deceased wife, James heads to where they shared so many memories, in the hope of seeing her one more time: Silent Hill. There, by the lake, he finds a woman eerily similar to her… “My name… is Maria,” the woman smiles. Her face, her voice… She’s just like her.”

A second extended gameplay trailer was released by Konami an hour later as part of their Silent Hill broadcast.

In development by Bloober Team, Silent Hill 2 is a big step up for the studio, but one that absolutely makes sense. They’re best known for their work on psychological horror games like Layers of Fear, Observer and The Medium. That experience will be vital when updating a game made and designed for the limitations of the PlayStation 2 hardware in 2001.

In terms of the core gameplay, Silent Hill 2 will most noticeably be transformed by a shift away from fixed cameras and tank controls to over-the-shoulder and a more modern control scheme, similar to the treatment that Capcom gave to their Resident Evil remakes.

Of course, there’s also a massive leap forward graphically, with Bloober Team tapping into Unreal Engine 5 and all the cutting edge technology that this features like Lumen for realistic lighting effects and Nanite for exceptionally detailed 3D modelling and texturing.

It had been a while since Silent Hill 2 was first announced back in 2022 – of course, it had been heavily rumoured for a good long time before then – but true to their word, it seems that development had been progressing smoothly in the time since then. Sadly there’s no sign of a release date just yet, but this latest look at the game will certainly have horror fans champing at the bit!

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