While fans await an official release date announcement for the Silent Hill 2 remake, the title is finally up for pre-order through GameStop and Video Games Plus, a Canadian video game retailer, and Amazon. The Silent Hill 2 remake was first announced back in October last year at the Silent Hill Transmission event.
While no official announcement has been made so far, a Steam listing last month with the game’s achievements list sparked a discussion about a possible announcement soon. No other developments were seen last month, but now that the game is up for pre-order, there’s increased speculation about Konami releasing more details soon.
Silent Hill 2 Remake Pre-Order Goes Live, Price Revealed
Popular horror game names poster and YouTuber Will posted a couple of screenshots of Silent Hill 2 remake by Konami for PlayStation 5 being up for pre-order along with the price of the game. One of his screenshots reveals the price at 89.99 CAD.
Will mentioned that he received the news of pre-orders through emails from GameStop and upon checking the Video Games Plus website. Will posted the first tweet about the pre-orders yesterday and followed up earlier today about the game being on sale on Amazon as well, priced at 69.99 USD.
GameStop replied to Will’s post with the eyes and thinking emojis, to which a fan further questioned GameStop as to what it meant. GameStop replied to the fan with a vague post that read, “Maybe we’ll have some good news in the future,” without revealing any actual date or timeline.
The game’s description page on Steam has been regularly updated, including a confirmation of language subtitles adding Brazilian, Portuguese, and Ukrainian. The in-game achievements for Silent Hill 2 remake were also recently updated to reveal the game has 12 achievements in total.
The updates were taken as a sign of things to come with the rapid developments pointing to an update by Konami coming soon.
Silent Hill 2 Remake Features and Details on the Amazon Listing
Silent Hill 2 remake is listed for pre-order on Amazon as well, and the listing has come with some features and details about the game. Here’s what it has revealed:
- Fully Remade to terrify modern audiences
- KONAMI’s intense psychological horror masterpiece SILENT HILL 2 is made exclusively for PlayStation 5
- The main protagonist James Sunderland searches for clues in the namesake town, after receiving a mysterious letter from his wife Mary… who has long been dead
- Experience the eerie monsters and other manifestations of James’consciousness reworked after 20 years
- Made with state-of-art technology to play on modern entertainment systems in 4K
The listing also provides the date that the game was first put up on Amazon, with the date being November 1, 2023.
The game is expected to bring graphical enhancements and is said to make full use of PlayStation 5’s haptic feedback and 3D audio to further enhance the game’s eerie surroundings and jumpscares to give gamers a more immersive experience.
The original makers of the game, Masahiro Ito and Akira Yamaoka, are both reportedly consulting for the remake to ensure the modern audience enjoys the game just as the original was intended. Silent Hill 2 remake is making use of everything that Unreal Engine 5 has to offer to give gamers a detailed, immersive experience.
The original game came out more than 20 years ago, in 2001, on the 25th of September. The title was regarded as one of the best horror games of the era. It was also considered one of the best games overall upon release. Gamers who played the original over the past year or so have been praising the story as well as the overall horror experience and the atmosphere in the game.
Fans are no doubt waiting impatiently for the remake’s release or an announcement, which is now expected any time, along with a new full trailer.