Silent Hill 2 remake release date, trailers, gameplay & more

Silent Hill 2 remake release date, trailers, gameplay & more
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Daniel Megarry & Jack Roberts

Last updated 

31st May 2024 11:23


Silent Hill 2 is one of the most celebrated horror games of all time, so the remake from Konami and Bloober Team is bound to get players excited to see how it translates to the current generation - I'm here to break down everything you need to know about the game, from its release date to the gameplay.

Hitting the heady heights of the original is going to be a tall order, but players will be able to see all the trailers that have been released for Silent Hill 2 so far, as well as the different editions they can pre-order too.

When is the Silent Hill 2 remake released?

The release date for the Silent Hill 2 remake, October 8, 2024
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Following a Sony State of Play for upcoming PlayStation products, it was revealed that Silent Hill 2 will be released on October 8, 2024. This means it will be ready for you to play right on time for the spooky season.

What platforms will Silent Hill 2 remake be on?

The upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake will be released on PC and PS5 as a timed console exclusive. After a year, there will be potential for it to appear on other consoles - although nothing has been confirmed yet.

Silent Hill 2 remake trailers

Teaser trailer

The teaser trailer for the Silent Hill 2 remake focused on cutscenes, showing off some iconic moments from the original game including a Pyramid Head encounter, meeting Maria, and entering the foggy town itself.

Combat reveal trailer

A combat trailer was shared during Sony's State of Play presentation in January 2024. As the title suggests, this video showed off the game's "improved and modernised" combat - which some fans found a little unusual as the original game was more about atmosphere than fighting.

Release date trailer

Revealed during the PlayStation State of Play in May 2024, the release date trailer did exactly what it said on the tin and announced that players could expect to play the Silent Hill 2 remake on October 8, 2024. The trailer also gave a big look at one of the game's pivotal side characters, Angela, as well as some of the monsters players can expect to see.

Gameplay trailer

Following the State of Play, we also got the chance to watch some extended gameplay in the Silent Hill transmission. This allowed players a glimpse at the new over-the-shoulder gameplay, as well as some reimagining of classic scenes and characters (including a first look at Maria).

What do we know about the plot?

Pyramid Head in the Silent Hill 2 remake
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As this is a remake, the plot will likely remain the same as the original. You'll take on the role of James Sunderland, who receives a letter from his wife Mary telling him to meet her in the creepy town of Silent Hill - three years after her death.

Inside the fog, you'll encounter terrifying creatures and mysterious humans as you try to figure out what's happening and discover the secrets behind Silent Hill.

Mateusz Lenart, Creative Director & Lead Designer at Bloober Team, said the team's goal is "to preserve the atmosphere that made Silent Hill 2 so exceptional, while also modernizing many aspects of the game’s overall gameplay".

What's different in the Silent Hill 2 remake?

An enemy in Silent Hill 2 remake
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One of the biggest changes in the Silent Hill 2 remake is that it will feature an over-the-shoulder perspective, as opposed to the various camera angles of the original. Anyone who's played the recent Resident Evil remakes will be familiar with this view.

The remake is being created in Unreal Engine 5 with Lumen and Nanite, meaning the visuals will be hugely improved over the original (which is now over two decades old). Bloober Team have teased "state-of-the-art motion capture sessions" which will also add realism to the game.

Silent Hill 2 remake editions

The various editions of Silent Hill 2 that you can pre-order
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The Silent Hill 2 remake comes with an assortment of different editions that players can pre-order. However, of those editions, only the Standard Edition comes as a physical copy, with Deluxe Editions being digital only and coming with some pre-order bonuses.

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Silent Hill 2
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The Standard Edition of Silent Hill 2 comes with just the base game. However, pre-ordering it will net you some bonus masks James can wear in the game, including the iconic dog mask, and Robbie the Rabbit.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition of Silent Hill 2
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The Deluxe Edition of Silent Hill 2 comes with quite a few more bonuses but is digital only. Players will be treated to a digital soundtrack and artbook, as well as an extra Pizza Box Pyramid Head mask. Perhaps most notably, pre-ordering this edition will give players 48 hours early access to the game.

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When it comes to the PS5 version of the game, 3D audio will be utilised as well as the DualSense controller's features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Thanks to the console's SSD storage technology, there will also be no loading screens when exploring Silent Hill. 

That's everything we know about the Silent Hill 2 remake right now, but we'll update this page when more gets revealed. In the meantime, take a look at our roundup of all the games coming out in 2024.

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].