Following the announcement of the Resident Evil 3 remake from Capcom, a new petition is calling on Konami to follow in their footsteps in remaking the Silent Hill series.
Started by Justin Harris on Change.org, it calls on Konami to remake the first three entries in the iconic horror series. The petition has pointed to the success Capcom has had with the Resident Evil 2 remake and the buzz following the announcement of the Resident Evil 3 remake.
The petition has stated the following:
I believe the Silent Hill games to be masterpieces of the survival horror genre! As I am certain all fans of it do as well! It has seen wonderful reception, and massive success! To this day people still seek thrills and chills from replaying the old Silent Hill games. I believe if done correctly, a Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 remake could be a major success! I know other survival horror fans like myself would certainly pay for modern remakes of these masterpieces.Justin Harris
As of December 22nd, it has garnered 624 signatures but more could be expected in the coming weeks. It should be noted that this is not the first petition that has called on Konami to remake the iconic horror series.
However it’s unlikely that Konami will respond or make an attempt to remake or remaster any of the Silent Hill games. A series reboot was in the works by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro before it was canceled due to the Kojima/Konami dispute. In 2015; Konami underwent a restructuring to focus more on mobile games and pachinko machines. The publisher has made several attempts to get back in the game market only to release titles that have been heavily panned.
Silent Hill is a horror survival series that was first released for the PlayStation back in 1999. Its follow ups are hailed as the best horror games and a staple of the PlayStation 2. An HD version of 2 and 3 was released for the PlayStation 3 along with the Xbox 360 back in 2012.
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