Silent Hill 2 gets all violent in this combat trailer, still no release date

“Hyah!” – James Sunderland while fighting (probably).

Silent Hill 2: James Sunderland looking at the entrance to Wood Side apartments.

Like a lot of other horror fans, I’m holding out that Bloober Team’s remake of Silent Hill 2 won’t be a major letdown. While we wait to find that out, however, we can treat ourselves to the new “combat trailer” shown at the most recent State of Play.

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There are no prizes for guessing what the footage shows. While we get some of the cinematic goodness of the new Silent Hill 2, we also get to see James Sunderland and his guns making friends with enemies. Ha ha! Their heads ago a-splatter!

But in all seriousness, it seems the remake is doing a revamp of the combat to make it more modern. It makes sense. The original SH2 – as magnificent as it was – wouldn’t work in this era with its rather outdated control scheme.

New Silent Hill when?

Of course, the question on everyone’s lips is: when’s it coming out? Well, we don’t know that I’m afraid. The trailer doesn’t give a release date or even a release window. We can “wishlist now” and it’s being made exclusively for PS5.

On a personal note, I’m slightly bitter that it’s only coming to PlayStation. Sure, I could get it for PC, but there’s no way on this – or any other – planet my laptop would be able to run it (my laptop says hi, by the way).

From what we’ve seen, it looks like Bloober’s take on what is considered a masterpiece has potential. Unless the studio deviates massively from everything that made the original so iconic, it’s going to take a lot to really fumble an up-to-date reimagining of this horror classic.

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