The Silent Hill HD Collection collects two titles in the Silent Hill Franchise: Silent Hill II: Restless Dreams and Silent Hill III. These titles are both remastered in HD quality (720p) and also feature redone voice acting and musical score enhancement. Fans of the series are on both sides regarding the new voice acting for Restless Dreams. These changes were the reason the release date was delayed although it seems that the developers actually paid attention to their fans. Restless Dreams now has the option for the old and new voice acting while Silent Hill III only has the redone voice work.
I am happy to hear that there is a HD Collection title from a great survival horror franchise but the collection itself seems incomplete. Normally collections comprise of three games such as Konami’s recent Metal Gear Solid HD Collection but there are only two titles. A HD port of Silent Hill I is probably a more difficult project than an upscaled PS2 title but it would’ve been nice if Konami included another game like Team Silent’s Silent Hill IV: The Room. Including a copy of the PSOne version of Silent Hill I is also a possibility but defeats the purpose of a “HD” collection.
The HD Collection is slated for released on March 6, 2012, a week before the release of Silent Hill Downpour, for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Below is the official trailer for the collection:
Note: The retail price is $39.99 but GameStop’s website has it for $49.99 with no bonus. Your best bet is Amazon or any other retailer with the retail price.