Fans eagerly waiting for Bloober Team’s upcoming remake of the beloved survival horror classic, Silent Hill 2, may not need to wait too much longer to play it. In a now-deleted Instagram screenshot posted in a Discord server, it is claimed that Luke Roberts, the voice actor for James in the upcoming remake, stated that the release window for the game is “early next year.” Given the high degree of separation from the source of this information, readers should take this info with a hefty dose of salt and two doses of skepticism and then call their doctor in the morning for a follow-up.
Many gamers have met Bloober Team’s upcoming remake with curious glances as the studio’s previous releases have been fairly divisive amongst fans and critics alike. Most players can agree, though, that the studio has done a great job delivering eerie atmospheres for its games. With a game like Silent Hill 2, the atmosphere will play an important role in effectively remaking the game.
Will Bloober Team Scar Our Minds Again Soon?
Silent Hill 2 is often considered by many (myself included) to be one of the greatest and scariest horror games ever released. With the upcoming remake, Bloober Team is rumored to be doubling the size of the town’s map in the game. This could make for an intriguing update to the game if done well.
If this remake delivers, it could wind up being one of the best horror games of this generation. Bloober Team has previously also worked with the amazing composer for the original Silent Hill games, Akira Yamaoka, who returns to score the remake as well.
The last time Silent Hill 2 saw a rerelease was the HD Collection on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which also included Silent Hill 3, a game which many consider to be on par with or even superior to its predecessor. Unfortunately, that collection was riddled with bugs and graphical errors that made it overall a worse experience than the original PlayStation 2 releases.
This was a result of Konami not having access to the original source code for the completed games, thus causing bugs that had been patched before the original launches over a decade prior to be present once again. Though a patch improved things somewhat on PlayStation 3, the patch was later canceled for Xbox users. Hopefully, Bloober Team delivers on the promise of reintroducing the horror classic this time around.
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