HD collections for the PS3 seems to have become a new fad for the console. This is by no means a bad thing; quite the contrary. The ability to replay PS2 classics in an “unaltered” HD state is a great way for fans to relive their favorite titles, for newcomers to experience classics, and to be frank, it’s an easy profit for game companies. It all started with God of War, and then Sly Cooper, the Team Ico Collection due soon, and a few more are rumored. Konami once showed interest in a Silent Hill Collection, but nothing has come of it.
A Silent Hill Collection has much potential. For one, the die hard fanboys and girls can’t complain about it (zing!). Of course Silent Hill 2 through 4 can be played on PC in an HD resolution, but the ease of a PS3 collection containing three titles on one disc would be fantastic. Hell, Shattered Memories can even be put in the collection with Move support.
I’m not asking for something complex like revamped everything, but give it the HD treatment. Improved textures, 5.1 surround (Hi-Fi Akira!), trophies, and a load of bonuses. Thrown in all the of the Making Of videos, the art films, an art gallery, and maybe some other pieces that the fans have a hard time getting a hold of. Perhaps even a demo of Downpour? Konami has a chance to do something wonderful here. They could easily commission either Climax or Double Helix to do the port, while Vatra works on the latest entry in the series. The God of War Collection‘s dev time was just under 15 weeks; certainly Konami can get a team to do this and release months ahead of Downpour. As for profit, it’s safe to say there will be one. So, what do you say Konami? Pretty please with a Pyramid on top?