In an interview about the remake of the horror classic “Silent Hill 2”, those responsible at Konami spoke, among other things, about the redesign of the protagonist James Sunderland. As it is said, this one will not only be a little older in the remake. In addition, thanks to modern technology, James shows more emotions.
In an interview conducted by IGN, the creative minds behind the horror series reboot spoke at length about the Silent Hill 2 remake currently in development at Bloober Team.
Among other things, Konami’s Motoi Okamoto went into the redesign of the protagonist James Sunderland, with whom you can also experience the story of “Silent Hill 2” in the remake. For one thing, Okamoto confirmed here that Konami, in collaboration with the developers at Bloober Team, decided to make James a bit older compared to the original.
In addition, the modern technology enables Bloober Team to give James more emotions and to ensure that these are also visibly expressed.
Developers rely on performance capturing
Okamoto elaborated, “Yes. We use performance capturing to record actors’ bodies, facial expressions and voices simultaneously and incorporate their expressions and performances into the game. This has allowed for a level of detailed emotional expression not possible in the development of the original. While the trailer makes every effort to show plenty of bombastic scenes, the game as a whole is also filled with moments of more subtle performances.”
And further: “After talking to Mr. Ito, we decided to raise James’ age in the game a bit. This is partly because fans from 20 years ago are now older, and the average age of people playing video games has also increased. We want to portray a more mature James who has had to go through more in his life and for that we have increased his age, albeit slightly. If he looks older to you, that’s not your imagination.”
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