SILENT HILL 2 Pre-Orders Available For October Release; New 13-Minute Gameplay Video Shared

SILENT HILL 2 Pre-Orders Available For October Release; New 13-Minute Gameplay Video Shared

Konami has announced that the Silent Hill 2 remake will be released on October 8, 2024. Pre-orders are now available for the highly anticipated game, along with a 13-minute gameplay video.

By MattIsForReal - May 31, 2024 06:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Silent Hill: Downpour

During Sony's PlayStation State of Play this week, Konami announced the release date for its Silent Hill 2 remake. The highly anticipated remake of the psychological horror classic will be released on October 8, 2024, for PlayStation 5 and PC.

In addition to the release date, developer Bloober Team released a video featuring 13 minutes of gameplay footage. The latest gameplay trailer takes us on a trip through the streets of Silent Hill and inside the dilapidated Brookhaven Hospital.

"One of our primary goals was to preserve the atmosphere that made SILENT HILL 2 so exceptional while modernizing many aspects of the title’s overall gameplay," Bloober Team wrote alongside the trailer.

While the core tone of the psychological horror remains intact, the remake will improve the visuals with 4K graphics, ray tracing and other cutting-edge technological enhancements, including immersive soundscapes, that make the unsettling ambiance even more real than before.

You'll also notice that the game has adopted an over-the-shoulder camera system and revamped combat system. Despite the new camera system allowing for more immersive gameplay, players will still suffer from limited visibility due to the fog, which means you'll have to be constantly on your toes listening for monsters lurking outside your field of vision. James' radio also builds tension and creates a sense of uncertainty while also providing helpful audio cues to help you base your movements on.

A revamped combat system also allows more variety in how you approach enemies. While James arsenal has been expanded, he's still not a skilled fighter, so he doesn't feel overpowered. His range of attacks are still very limited, so you'll need to decide when it's better to stay and fight or run for safety.

Puzzles have also been slightly altered to present a new spin on their original designs. You can still expect some surprising and eerie twists, but the same classic feel of these puzzles should remain intact. 

Experience the guilt, grief and existential horror of James Sunderland as he explores the town of Silent Hill – the special place he and his late wife Mary used to visit –a symbolic backdrop now shrouded in fog.

With a release date now locked in, Konami has opened up pre-orders for the game. There is both a Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition, with the latter including various DLCs, such as a digital artbook, a digital soundtrack, and a Pyramid Head mask made from a pizza box (available as a cosmetic item for in-game characters). Both versions of the game come with the following pre-order bonuses: a Mira the Dog mask and a Robbie the Rabbit mask (*PlayStation 5 exclusive)

This image details what is available in the various editions.Standard Edition - the game.Standard Edition (pre-order) - the game, Mira the Dog Mask, and (PS5 only) Robbie the Rabbit Mask. Deluxe Edition - Game, Digital Artbook, Digital Soundtrack, Pyramid Head Mask (pizza box). Deluxe Edition (pre-order) -  Game, Digital Artbook, Digital Soundtrack, Pyramid Head Mask (pizza box), Mira the Dog Mask, and (PS5 only) Robbie the Rabbit Mask, 48 hour Early Access.

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