Bloober Workforce’s upcoming remake of Silent Hill 2 appears to be following the 2001 authentic’s plot, based mostly on what little we have seen thus far. Which is to say, a trailer (one which Bloober Workforce’s CFO Tomasz Gawlikowski says (opens in new tab) is “in-engine UE5” and “what the sport is supposed to appear to be”) that features recreations of a number of scenes from the unique sport.
Jeremy Blaustein, who translated Silent Hill 2’s script into English in addition to directing the movement seize and voiceover manufacturing, responded to the remake being introduced on Twitter (opens in new tab). “Cool!” he wrote. “And they’re going to, as soon as once more, use the SH2 English script that I wrote/translated (oh, directed too) fully on my own and I’ll get zero compensation for it and there won’t be tens of 1000’s of individuals on Twitter outraged on my behalf.”
In a follow-up tweet (opens in new tab), Blaustein talked about that he hadn’t been instructed in regards to the remake being made, writing that it “would have been good to drop a message.”
GamesRadar (opens in new tab) reached out to Blaustein for added remark. “My duties on the unique have been as follows, no matter what my official crediting mentioned,” he replied. “I translated each single phrase of the Silent Hill 2 sport. There have been no different translators. I directed the voice over work. All of it. I organized the auditions, led them, and was considered one of about 4 to 5 individuals who made the choices on which actors to go together with. My voice in these issues was usually agreed to since not one of the Japanese employees have been able to judging the actors on account of their lack of English skill. I directed the dramatic performances within the movement seize classes.
“I collaborated with the [Silent Hill] group and [scenario writer Hiroyuki Owaku] specifically on a near-daily foundation through the translation,” Blaustein went on. “As you understand, there was no Japanese VO as a result of it was principally aimed for a Western viewers. That testifies to the significance of the script that I wrote.”
Blaustein instructed GamesRadar that he is not searching for additional monetary compensation for his work, however mentioned, “I do strongly really feel that giving me acceptable credit score for my function is the fitting factor to do.” The 2012 Silent Hill HD Assortment, containing each Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 (which he additionally translated), listed Blaustein solely below “Konami Particular Thanks” in its credit (opens in new tab).
One factor the Silent Hill 2 remake is altering is the fight, which Bloober Workforce has mentioned it is “rebuilding” together with “sure setpieces”. Moreover, the fixed-camera perspective is being traded for a third-person digital camera. Although no launch date has been introduced, the remake has a Steam web page and a few steep system necessities.