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Silent Hill Remake Rumor Gains Steam

The hot handheld rumor is that Konami will issue a remake of the original Silent Hill for the PSP (and the Wii, apparently). And today, the plausibility of that rumor has escalated.

According to Kotaku, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has rated Silent Hill; the game received a rating of "15," with the obvious warning that it "contains strong violence." Unfortunately, this doesn't include a platform listing, but most normal people would find it a touch bizarre for the BBFC to issue a rating on a 10-year-old original PlayStation title. Thankfully, there are several scenes the BBFC used to make their decision, and that includes the likes of "HARRY, CYBIL, and DAHLIA" and "BAD ENDING PT.2." Those who are familiar with the original survival/horror title will recognize the names, certainly, and it's a good sign that a remake is indeed on the way. They could be talking about a remake or a simple re-launch of the classic on the PSN - to take its place amongst the other available PS1 classics - but everyone is still leaning towards a PSP/Wii release. For our part, we can easily remember the freakiness of the original Silent Hill, and we wouldn't mind reliving the fear-inducing experience.  In many ways, it was creepier than Resident Evil...

We'll let you know if and when Konami finally decides to fess up, but in the meantime, ratings boards are typically good indicators. If they're taking the time to rate a title, one can bet it's in the works.

3/10/2009 Ben Dutka

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kidgrid
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 11:19:00 AM
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GREAT, they need to make more remakes for the PSP

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 11:35:41 AM
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Yes a worthy Silent Hill game for the next generation, nice try Homecoming.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 11:39:12 AM
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Still have the original(bought it without reading reviews by the way)

Knew that first Silent Hill was gonna be awesome

1998 was such a great year for games....

Anyway the ps1 version is perfect, not sure how I feel 'but a remake(specially on the psp).

SH is scary shit, not sure if it fits the psp

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 3:43:32 PM

SilentHill2 is the best...

I bought it without reading reviews.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 2:44:54 AM

Yeah, a true masterpiece SH2 was

Though I actually prefer SH1, it just had a little bit of everything. And everything it did was perfect.

Not saying that SH2 wasn't perfect, just prefer SH1's story/characters a bit more.

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rell
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 11:50:26 AM
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yeah hope its for the ps3

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JackieBoy
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 11:52:11 AM
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Well I guess you haven't played SH:Origins for PSP...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 4:18:38 PM
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Ya know the Silent Hill movie is on Fearnet this month, think I'll rewatch it. I like that cop with the great upstairs.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 4:25:08 PM
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I liked SH2 best aswell. but i honestly dont see the point in a Silent Hill remake...... the originals still very enjoyable, we already had the movie (which i rather liked). Just ask what will be benefit from it...., id much rather see a new sequel...... which goes back to the roots of 1-3.

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Tha_Joker_186
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 7:17:04 PM
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Even though I've never played this series except in the Japanese arcade with my friends....I would die for a remake of either the first one or the second one on the PS3, PSP, or even the Wii. My friends also said the second one had the best story so I would like to try the second one out the most.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @ 7:32:50 PM
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Would love to see a remake or even a re-release if that's what they decide to do. It was easily one of the creepiest games to ever come out at that time. Since then we've never looked at fog the same again. Part 2 was the best just like Resident Evil but I've enjoyed Silent Hill more than RE the last few years. Even the SH movie was better than the RE ones. Though RE: Degeneration was really good.

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ceedot
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 12:42:44 AM
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I got shit scared playing this game lol.

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RustEDalex
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 6:23:05 AM
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Ben, I'm not trying to be a dork but you guys want a remake of a game that you guys said was a crappy and shallow game with a 6.9 rating and said sucked compared to the original resident evil. I still have this game and its probably one of the scariest game I have right next to fatal frame

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