Bloober Workforce’s upcoming remake of Silent Hill 2 appears to be following the 2001 unique’s plot, primarily based on what little we have seen to this point. 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 seem like”) 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’ll, as soon as once more, use the SH2 English script that I wrote/translated (oh, directed too) utterly on my own and I’ll get zero compensation for it and there won’t be tens of hundreds 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 had been as follows, regardless of 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 one in every of about 4 to 5 individuals who made the selections on which actors to go along with. My voice in these issues was usually agreed to since not one of the Japanese workers had been able to judging the actors resulting from their lack of English means. I directed the dramatic performances within the movement seize classes.
“I collaborated with the [Silent Hill] crew and [scenario writer Hiroyuki Owaku] particularly on a near-daily foundation through the translation,” Blaustein went on. “As you realize, 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 applicable credit score for my position is the appropriate 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 digicam. Although no launch date has been introduced, the remake has a Steam web page and a few steep system necessities.