With an unparalleled setting and a terrifying story that explores the human psyche, Silent Hill 2 immediately became one of the most influential horror video games in the industry. For this reason, many fans raised their eyebrows when Konami announced that Bloober Team is working on a remake. Will the new version stay true to the original and live up to expectations?
It seems that the new horror title will be a fairly faithful reinterpretation that will respect the key elements of the cult classic. However, it will introduce some changes that are intended to improve and modernize the experience. One of them is related to one of the most emblematic characters of the franchise.
At the beginning of March, Bloober Team revealed a new concept art of the nurse, one of the most iconic and popular monsters in Silent Hill. In general, the design is quite similar to what we saw in the original title from 2003, but there is a change that did not go unnoticed by the players.
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Silent Hill 2 Remake changes the original design of the nurses; Masahiro Ito explains this decision
While in the original title the nurses have their legs uncovered, in Silent Hill 2 Remake they wear black stockings. Also, now they have heels. They are subtle changes and, without a doubt, the idea of the first design remains there. However, a sector of the community could not help but wonder what the decision behind this change is.
This weekend, Masahiro Ito, legendary artist and designer of Silent Hill 2, took to social media to discuss the monster’s new look. So, he states that he changed the design because he was told that the nurse in the original title “showed too much skin.”
As to the nurse pic Bloober was released, it’s one of the concept arts. I made her wear the stockings w/ the color because I was pointed out that the original nurse in the orig SH2 exposed her skin too much and I wanted to mean “this is a remake”. Also coz of a game design. pic.twitter.com/ubUWfOSLys
— Masahiro Ito (@adsk4) March 18, 2023
“As for the image of the nurse that Bloober Team shared, it is concept art. I made her wear stockings because it was pointed out that the original nurse exposed her skin too much. In addition, this is “a new version,” explained the prestigious Japanese designer on Twitter.
Apparently, the players welcomed the change with open arms and indicate that the essence of the character remains intact; At the end of the day, we have to remember that the nurse has a very deep meaning that reflects James’ troubled psyche. Even so, there were those who claimed that the developers censored the original design to adapt it to a new audience.
But tell us, what do you think of this change? Do you think it ruins the essence of the character? Let us read you in the comments.
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