Images reportedly showing a planned Silent Hill 2 remake have appeared online.
The images, which have been widely circulated across social media (mirrored by @the_marmolade), are reportedly from an internal pitch demo for the game, according to noted insider Dusk Golem, which VGC’s own sources have corroborated.
“These are from an internal pitch demo from Bloober before they got greenlit, so it’s literally a no-budget proof of concept thing,” he said, referring to the low-quality images. “This isn’t actually what the final game looks like,” he continued.
VGC reported last February, that Konami was planning to revive the long-dormant horror game series, and this remake is said to be part of those plans.
As VGC reported earlier this year, a Silent Hill 2 remake is understood to be in active development at The Medium developer Bloober Team. Sources suggest the game will be a timed exclusive for PlayStation consoles (alongside PC).
Another episodic series of Silent Hill “short stories” are understood to be in development at a studio under Annapurna Interactive, the acclaimed publisher behind games such as Sayonara Wild Hearts, Outer Wilds and Telling Lies.
The Medium studio has been linked to the Silent Hill franchise constantly over the past 18 months. Last year the Polish developer announced a “strategic co-operation agreement” with Konami, months after Bloober’s CEO claimed it was working on an existing horror IP from “a very famous gaming publisher”.
Silent Hill’s composer Akira Yamaoka even worked on Bloober’s 2021 title The Medium and teased his next game project by stating that it was “the one you’ve been hoping to hear about.”
VGC first reported on Konami’s plans to ramp up its premium game development last year, with new instalments and remakes for its biggest franchises, including Metal Gear and Castlevania.