Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2 Remake Gets New ESRB Rating

A North American rating by the ESRB for Silent Hill 2 has been spotted online. As highlighted by Wario64 on X, the game recently received a mature rating. This could mean that an announcement for the upcoming horror game’s release date is imminent. The rating also gives a description of things that will be featured in the game. This includes “cutscenes and illustrations (depicting) instances of violence and/or blood and gore, characters impaled, a character suffocated to death with a pillow, enemies with body parts sewn together.” In a recent interview with Famitsu, Silent Hill series Producer Motoi Okamoto revealed that the upcoming Silent Hill 2 remake is “in the final stages of development”, and that “you can think of it as the Silent Hill 2 you envisioned”. The game will launch for PS5.

The full ESRB description:

This is a horror adventure game in which players assume the role of a man returning to a mysterious town while being tormented by his past. From a third-person perspective, players explore the town of Silent Hill, interact with characters, and battle humans and creatures (e.g., Pyramid Head, mannequins, monsters). Players use pistols, shotguns, rifles, and knives to kill enemies. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, cries of pain, and blood-splatter effects. Some environments depict large bloodstains and/or intestines/organs on walls, floors, and surrounding bodies. Cutscenes and illustrations depict further instances of violence and/or blood and gore: characters impaled; a character suffocated to death with a pillow; enemies with body parts sewn together. The game contains some suggestive/sexual material: characters pole-dancing in strip-club settings; posters of women in revealing outfits (e.g., bra and thong, deep cleavage); dialogue alluding to sexuality and/or sexual abuse/misconduct (e.g., “Remember that time in the hotel? You said you took everything. But you forgot that videotape we made”; “Don’t touch me…You’re only after one thing…Or you could just force me, like he always did.”). The word “sh*t” appears in the game.

The remake details via Steam:

Having received a letter from his deceased wife, James heads to where they shared so many memories, in the hope of seeing her one more time: Silent Hill. There, by the lake, he finds a woman eerily similar to her…

“My name…is Maria,” the woman smiles. Her face, her voice… She’s just like her.

Experience a master-class in psychological survival horror—lauded as the best in the series—on the latest hardware with chilling visuals and visceral sounds.

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