Silent Hill 2 Remake: Platforms, changes, and everything we know so far

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A Silent Hill 2 remake is shuffling toward us through the darkness. Here’s everything we know about our next trip to gaming’s most haunted town.

Silent Hill 2 helped to shape the horror genre and introduce gamers to a whole new world of fear and trepidation. Now, one of the best sequels in horror gaming is being remade to terrify a whole new generation and hopefully reinvigorate the franchise, after the canceled P.T / Silent Hills project sent it to apparent oblivion.

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The Silent Hill 2 remake was announced during the Silent Hill Transmission event, along with several other games such as Silent Hill p. The game will be developed by Bloober Team who were responsible for the creepy horror game The Medium. The original Silent Hill 2’s Concept Artist Masahiro Ito and Composer Akira Yamaoka will also return for the remake.


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Pyramid Head or that ‘Red Pyramid Thing’ is one of the main antagonists in SH2.

Does the Silent Hill 2 remake have a release date?

Not yet, no release date for the Silent Hill 2 remake has been revealed by the developers.

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However, the game is likely to release before other Silent Hill projects like Silent Hill p, which is considered the next mainline entry in the series.

What platforms will the Silent Hill 2 remake be on?

The game will be a 12-month timed exclusive for Sony meaning it will only be released on PS5.

However, it’s been confirmed that the game will also release on PC. There’s been no word on an Xbox release once the exclusivity deal is over.

Previous Silent Hill games came to Xbox, so it’s entirely possible – just don’t expect to see it any time soon.

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Check out the reveal trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake below:

Gameplay and setting

The Silent Hill 2 remake will be very loyal to the original in terms of gameplay, continuing the atmospheric survival horror of that game. However, the remake will use the over-the-shoulder camera angle made popular by Resident Evil 4 to make sure the player is as immersed as possible. It will also make combat much easier, especially gunplay.

The story involves an ordinary man called James returning to Silent Hill after many years. James lost his wife to an incurable disease and miraculously receives a letter from her asking him to meet her in their favorite spot in Silent Hill – a place the couple would visit together.

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Of course, Silent Hill has become a hellish nightmare world since that time, so James ventures back there to see if his wife, Mary, really is there – or if something more sinister is going on. The original Silent Hill 2 gained critical acclaim for its story, atmosphere, and gameplay, so here’s hoping the remake emulates that success.

So, that’s everything we know so far about Silent Hill f. For more on the biggest upcoming releases, check out our pages on some of the most-anticipated games that have been announced:

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