Fans of the classic survival horror series Silent Hill are looking forward to the new life Bloober Team is breathing into the revered title, Silent Hill 2. In the absence of updates since the game’s unveiling, a new piece of information has surfaced, which promises to shed light on one of the game’s most iconic characters.
The Silent Hill community was abuzz when a listing briefly appeared on Best Buy, suggesting the inclusion of a ‘special origin story’ for the notoriously fearsome Pyramid Head. Though the listing vanished as quickly as it appeared, sharp-eyed enthusiasts captured a screenshot, which has since been circulating online.
The little information from the listing has led to wide speculation among the fan base. Some think this could be a nod to “Born from a Wish,” a supplemental chapter from the original game’s extended editions that delved into Maria’s story, the character entwined with James Sutherland’s tragic tale.
This potential peek into Pyramid Head’s backstory is an intriguing prospect, especially considering Bloober Team’s previous comments about staying true to the original narrative. Despite concerns about maintaining the integrity of the first game, it seems there’s room for new elements to flesh out the story more fully.
Adding to the excitement, Masahiro Ito, the original art director and the creator of Pyramid Head, has been actively involved in the remake’s development. His presence, alongside that of Akira Yamaoka, the composer behind the game’s haunting scores, lends credibility to the belief that any new content will be true to the spirit of Silent Hill.
What’s yet to be confirmed is the timing of any official announcements from Konami regarding this new content or even a possible release date for the remake. However, with pre-order listings popping up, the gaming community is hopeful that news is just around the corner.