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Consoles:
US - March 20, 2012
EU - March 20, 2012
JP - March 29, 2012

PSN/XBLA:
US - TBA
EU - TBA
JP - TBA



Originally Posted by Wikipedia

James Sunderland is the protagonist of the main scenario of Silent Hill 2, titled Letter from Silent Heaven. He comes to the town after receiving a letter from his deceased wife Mary. While exploring the town, he encounters Maria, who strongly resembles Mary except for a different personality and clothing; Angela Orosco, a 19-year-old runaway on a search for her mother; Eddie Dombrowski; and Laura, an eight-year-old who has met and befriended Mary.



Originally Posted by Wikipedia

At the beginning of the game, Heather awakens at a shopping mall. Before she can leave the mall, Douglas Cartland confronts her, claiming to have information about her birth. Heather evades him and discovers that the mall is mostly abandoned except for monsters. She encounters Claudia, who hints about Heather's fate.


  1. What did they add/remove here?
    Silent Hill 2 HD includes the old and new voiceovers however Silent Hill 3 HD only includes the new voiceovers. Silent Hill 2 HD also includes the extra scenario, Born from a Wish.
  2. Where did you get those awesome banner pics?
    I found them on the net, they're images from a Silent Hill short called Fukuro (mildly NSFW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqwlX8WGSFM. The other one with the bunnies is from Usagi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqEAhZpGMc

Last edited by ULTROS!; 02-28-2012 at 04:28 PM.
Persona7
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(02-28-2012, 04:18 PM)
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I'm in for this game.

Please be good.

Heather Avatar is awesome, thanks.
Last edited by Persona7; 03-14-2012 at 09:22 AM.
brandonh83
(02-28-2012, 04:20 PM)
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If Amazon's date is accurate it's not out until 3/20 in the U.S. :(
RPGCrazied
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(02-28-2012, 04:21 PM)
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Still can't believe 1 and 4 is missing from the collection. I guess having 4 games in a bundle is to good to be true, but they still could've given us 4.

Originally Posted by brandonh83

If Amazon's date is accurate it's not out until 3/20 in the U.S. :(

I'm currently following the official release (March 6), so yeah at least the potential delay won't be that far off. :)
brandonh83
(02-28-2012, 04:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

I'm currently following the official release (March 6), so yeah at least the potential delay won't be that far off. :)

Yeah, I mean I wasn't saying it like THREAD TOO EARLY HURRR, just upset that it might actually be the 20th :p
bengraven
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(02-28-2012, 04:24 PM)
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I want to know what SH3 guy looks like in HD. Because he already looked better than anything this gen.
Persona7
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(02-28-2012, 04:25 PM)
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http://www.konami.com/officialsites/silenthill/

3.20.12 is the date now, guess it is official now.
LiK
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(02-28-2012, 04:25 PM)
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Nice freaky banner
By the way you guys can check out the videos I linked at the bottom of the FAQs and Avatars section, one is mildly NSFW.

Originally Posted by Persona7

http://www.konami.com/officialsites/silenthill/

3.20.12 is the date now, guess it is official now.

Oh wow, thanks Konami for delaying it AGAIN.
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randomwab
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(02-28-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Claimed. Thanks.
Neuromancer
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(02-28-2012, 04:28 PM)
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A Silent Hill collection without the best game in the series (SH1) is hardly a Silent Hill collection at all.
Defunkled
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(02-28-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

A Silent Hill collection without the best game in the series (SH1) is hardly a Silent Hill collection at all.

WUT
randomwab
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(02-28-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

A Silent Hill collection without the best game in the series (SH1) is hardly a Silent Hill collection at all.

Can we be friends? Actually, it depends on your views on SH4.
WoodenLung
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(02-28-2012, 04:30 PM)
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They also added new textures as they promised.



Bioloff
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(02-28-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

A Silent Hill collection without the best game in the series (SH1) is hardly a Silent Hill collection at all.

Isn't 2 widely considered the "best"?
AkuMifune
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(02-28-2012, 04:32 PM)
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I, for one, greatly anticipate my return to madness and hell. It is March after all.
TheJollyCorner
(02-28-2012, 04:32 PM)
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Usagi is such an awesome, bizarre little video. Same with Fukoro. I remember seeing them years ago.
Some of the (many) things I miss about Team Silent. :(
bengraven
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(02-28-2012, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bioloff

Isn't 2 widely considered the "best"?

Here, definitely.

I beat SH1 and never finished SH2 and yet 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. Definitely my favorite survival horror game.

Oh shit, Silent Hill/Survival Horror...
Manmademan
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(02-28-2012, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bioloff

Isn't 2 widely considered the "best"?

2 is better than 1 is, but 1 is *probably* a better game than 3.

unfortunately, 1 has not aged well at all. You'd be looking at a complete ground up rebuild to make it playable to today's audience, and really- that's not in the budget.
Neuromancer
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(02-28-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by randomwab

Can we be friends? Actually, it depends on your views on SH4.

I liked it but did not finish it. =(

Originally Posted by Bioloff

Isn't 2 widely considered the "best"?

Perhaps, but those people would be incorrect.
TheJollyCorner
(02-28-2012, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Manmademan

2 is better than 1 is, but 1 is *probably* a better game than 3.

unfortunately, 1 has not aged well at all. You'd be looking at a complete ground up rebuild to make it playable to today's audience, and really- that's not in the budget.

I dunno... it's probably nostalgia goggles, but there's still something really dreamlike and eerie about the original Silent Hill. I can still play it and not be totally distracted by the graphics like, say, FFVII.

Gameplay, however, is still wooden and that would be difficult for newcomers to jump into. Fortunately many of us were coming straight off of playing RE2, so the control scheme wasn't that alien to us. The small details (i.e. Harry running out of breath when you run too long, the way he braces himself if you hit a wall/object, being a terrible shot with a gun) are fantastic, but not something a lot of gamers are use to.

Amazingly I can still sit down with SH1 and totally melt into the atmosphere.
BassForever
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(02-28-2012, 04:52 PM)
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For some bizarro reason I don't actually own Silent Hill 2 only Silent Hill 3. Will most likely be picking this up unless I hear really negative things when it comes out.
Larsen B
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(02-28-2012, 04:53 PM)
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I had an ex-girlfriend who played no games other than the Silent Hill series. It was fairly strange.

So my only experience of Silent Hill 2 and 3, apart from numerous aborted attempts myself, was watching her play through.

Looking forward to eventually picking these up though. I have no opinion on voice acting either way.
jokingbird
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(02-28-2012, 04:56 PM)
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Am I the only one that thought SH3 had the best gameplay, SH2 had the best story, and SH1 was the hardest?

I have only played each game once, but I am thinking that I will replay 2 and 3 sometime this year.

I should also say that I liked the Wii iteration as well.
Amagon
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(02-28-2012, 05:01 PM)
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This will be my first time picking up Silent Hill. Can't wait to be honest!
FairXchange
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(02-28-2012, 05:02 PM)
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Count me in, can't wait.

RE4 was given a major boost in playability for me when it crossed over to HD, can't wait for my favourite series to do the same.
How About No
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(02-28-2012, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by WoodenLung

They also added new textures as they promised.



I for one think it's very nice the citizens of Silent Hill made an effort to clean their roadways for once
HDRemake
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(02-28-2012, 05:04 PM)
I'll ask the same question that I posed in the other (accidental) |OT| thread...

Why is this already up? The game doesn't come out for another three weeks.

Originally Posted by HDRemake

I'll ask the same question that I posed in the other (accidental) |OT| thread...

Why is this already up? The game doesn't come out for another three weeks.

I was following the March 6 release date but apparently Konami updated it officially to March 20, which I just spotted now.
bengraven
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(02-28-2012, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Manmademan

2 is better than 1 is, but 1 is *probably* a better game than 3.

unfortunately, 1 has not aged well at all. You'd be looking at a complete ground up rebuild to make it playable to today's audience, and really- that's not in the budget.

That's why it's not here. The amount of work to pull it into the modern age would not be worth it to Konami.

The PS1 is the least gracefully aging system so far.
Neuromancer
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(02-28-2012, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheJollyCorner

I dunno... it's probably nostalgia goggles, but there's still something really dreamlike and eerie about the original Silent Hill. I can still play it and not be totally distracted by the graphics like, say, FFVII.

Gameplay, however, is still wooden and that would be difficult for newcomers to jump into. Fortunately many of us were coming straight off of playing RE2, so the control scheme wasn't that alien to us. The small details (i.e. Harry running out of breath when you run too long, the way he braces himself if you hit a wall/object, being a terrible shot with a gun) are fantastic, but not something a lot of gamers are use to.

Amazingly I can still sit down with SH1 and totally melt into the atmosphere.

Yeah same here. Also did you ever try hopping down the stairs backwards? Harry falls on his ass, it's pretty awesome.
godelsmetric
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(02-28-2012, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

A Silent Hill collection without the best game in the series (SH1) is hardly a Silent Hill collection at all.

SH1 = SH2 >>>> SH3 = SH4

these are facts. i read them in a big book.
Angry Fork
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(02-28-2012, 05:11 PM)
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SH3 not having original VA is borderline deal breaker for me. I don't understand why Konami is such dicks about this kind of thing.

Whether I get this depends on how good the visuals have been changed. If it's like God of War or Ico/Shadow collection I'll get it.
TheJollyCorner
(02-28-2012, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

Yeah same here. Also did you ever try hopping down the stairs backwards? Harry falls on his ass, it's pretty awesome.

no, but I attempted to pull off a backwards Harry Mason hop in real life and damn near twisted my ankle.

fortunately no one was watching.
KAOz
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(02-28-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Why no banner from Ki-No-Ko? Probably better than Fukuro and Usagi in some senses. :P
seady
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(02-28-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Where is the underrated Silent Hill 4?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATpxzgZlOCE
Criminal Upper
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(02-28-2012, 05:21 PM)
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A little early for this OT, no?

Originally Posted by seady

Where is the underrated Silent Hill 4?

Back to obscurity, where it belongs.

Originally Posted by godelsmetric

SH1 = SH2 >>>> SH3 = SH4

these are facts. i read them in a big book.

SH1 = SH2 = SH3 >> SH4 >> The rest
WoodenLung
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(02-28-2012, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

A little early for this OT, no?

That depends on what day you ask Konami what the release date is.
Cudder
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(02-28-2012, 05:29 PM)
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Wonder if this will outsell Downpour.
Younicorn
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(02-28-2012, 05:30 PM)
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My goodness, the HD version of Silent Hill 2 takes away all of the fog and brightens the game?

That image has completely turned me off from this release.

Why Konami, why?
Larsen B
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(02-28-2012, 05:33 PM)
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Every Silent Hill thread ends up talking about the entire series rather than the game posited in the topic so forgive me for this further diversion.

Whilst it deserves some of the scorn directed at it, Silent Hill 4 does a similar thing to the hub world as Fatal Frame 3 which is just so refreshing and effective. For the sake of those who haven't played either, I'll not spoil it but it's amazing how few games (survival horror or no) are prepared to entertain such a notion.
joeygreco1985
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(02-28-2012, 05:35 PM)
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Can't wait to play these again in HD! Its been a while since I played some Silent Hill
Combichristoffersen
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(02-28-2012, 05:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Still can't believe 1 and 4 is missing from the collection. I guess having 4 games in a bundle is to good to be true, but they still could've given us 4.

1 deserves better than being in this piece of shit of a collection.
StevePharma
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(02-28-2012, 05:35 PM)
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I approve, nice thread Ultros.

Will be picking this up for sure. I even made a SH-drawing for my avatar a while ago.
Younicorn
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(02-28-2012, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Larsen B

Every Silent Hill thread ends up talking about the entire series rather than the game posited in the topic so forgive me for this further diversion.

Whilst it deserves some of the scorn directed at it, Silent Hill 4 does a similar thing to the hub world as Fatal Frame 3 which is just so refreshing and effective. For the sake of those who haven't played either, I'll not spoil it but it's amazing how few games (survival horror or no) are prepared to entertain such a notion.

I agree that Silent Hill 4 was a refreshing change for the series.

I don't mind hub worlds in games - and I think, at the time, Silent Hill needed something to refresh the series. While 1, 2, and 3 were solid in their own right, I think 4 NEEDED to have a change in the basic mechanics of how players interacted with the world.

Wandering the streets and moving from place to place had grown old at the point 4 came out, and I didn't mind leaving "The Room" in order to explore what Konami had created in SH4 in a different way than the previous entries.

That being said, 4 wasn't as strong as 1-3 were, but it was different in a good way.
4 was able to deliver intensifying horrific moments (hospital, umbilical cords, big head, etc.) together with melancholic moments and songs that play throughout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4rXbSnk2ng). Sure it wasn't very awesome but it was still Silent Hill at heart.
TheJollyCorner
(02-28-2012, 05:41 PM)
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The Room needed a few more months in the oven.


but no... Konami wanted to make damn sure SH4 released before RE4. :/
WoodenLung
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(02-28-2012, 05:43 PM)
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The Rooms atmosphere was fantastic but half the game being a damn escort mission got me to never finish it. Also had some really silly design choices like the burping nurses that just dumb.

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