Konami has denied details listed by Best Buy about its upcoming horror remake, Silent Hill 2, on its website. Neither Konami nor Bloober Team had announced the upcoming sequel’s release date. However, when Best Buy listed the game on its website, a specific detail got fans quite excited about the remake that’s expected to be released by Q1 of next year.
The sequel from 2001 was considered one of the best horror games when it was released. One of the fan-favorite characters from that game, Pyramid Head, was listed by the Canadian Best Buy to get an origin story in the upcoming remake. However, Konami has now clarified that that’s not quite the case.
Pyramid Head Will Not Get an Origin Story in the Silent Hill 2 Remake
Konami first released a teaser for the Silent Hill 2 remake more than a year ago, in October 2022. The teaser featured the fan-favorite sequel remade and showcased James Sunderland and Pyramid Head with upgraded visuals highlighted through the fog, water effects, and real-time rendering.
An Amazon listing of the game mentioned how the Silent Hill 2 remake will make use of PlayStation 5’s haptic feedback and 3D audio to give gamers a fully immersive experience. The Canadian Best Buy page listed the game with the price, and in the details section, it was mentioned that the fan-favorite character Pyramid Head will “make a return along with a special origin story for fans to play through.”
This specific detail about Pyramid Head making not just a return but also getting an origin story was caught by several fans who expected an expansion focusing on the character in the upcoming remake. The hype was short-lived, however, as Konami has now dismissed the listing by Best Buy as incorrect. Konami reached out to Eurogamer to clarify the incorrect detail, which Best Buy has since updated.
The Best Buy page describes the Silent Hill 2 remake as being remade for a modern audience with modern graphics, with the game following the life of James Sunderland. The protagonist will be seen searching for answers after he starts receiving mysterious letters from Mary, his dead wife. The game is listed for a price of CAD 89.99 with a place-holder release date for now.
Konami Hints at Several Other Silent Hill Remakes
Releasing the financial results and plans for the future on November 2, Konami dropped a major hint about the future of the Silent Hill franchise. Revealing its plans for the Silent Hill franchise, Konami mentioned its willingness to bring “remakes and completely new entries in the Silent Hill series, which gained popularity as a psychological horror game.”
The only other announced title in the Silent Hill franchise is Silent Hill: Townfall. Townfall will be a spin-off horror game developed by No Code and published by Annapurna Interactive and Konami together. No other detail or update is made public about this spin-off at the moment, with just a teaser released last year that didn’t give away anything major about the title.
The original series had two more games in the franchise, Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4, and both titles received positive reception from fans. While Silent Hill 3 was also beloved by fans for being a scarier title, Silent Hill 4 wasn’t known to be quite as scary but was still popular.
Konami’s priority, however, lies with the remake of their popular Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, a remake of the 2004 title Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater with upgraded graphics to suit the current generation of consoles. The Metal Gear series is said to be under development and was created using Unreal Engine 5.
Whichever direction the Silent Hill franchise goes from here, fans should still be quite relieved to know that there’s more to come from the franchise. Konami is now expected to reveal the official release date for the Silent Hill 2 remake, along with an official full trailer, well before the end of this year. The title is expected to be released sometime during Q1 of 2024.