Survival horror enthusiasts will have to wait a little while longer before they can take a trip into Silent Hill‘s dark and classic past. The Silent Hill HD Collection will now be released in March, following its second delay. It was originally scheduled to launch last fall, before being pushed to January 24, 2012. Now, that launch date has also been scrapped.
No official reason has been given for the two month delay, although it has been officially confirmed by Konami. A representative issued a statement, in reply to Joystiq‘s inquiry, following reports that a few different gaming retailers had changed the game’s listed release date on their websites. Those companies (GameFly, Amazon and GameStop) all have it listed as a March 6th release.
“[the] Silent Hill HD Collection release date has been changed. The game will now be released in March. We will be sending out definitive dates on all three Silent Hill games later this week.”
Contained within the Silent Hill HD Collection are two of the company’s classic series releases: Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. Both have received visual upgrades to high-definition, much like quite a few other classics, which have been re-released in recent collections. However, this is the first packaged survival horror re-release under that strategy. It’s big news for that reason, as well as the fact that Silent Hill 2 is a game that many (including this writer) consider to be the best genre release of all-time.