Silent Hill HD Collection has original Silent Hill 2 voices

But not original Silent Hill 3 voices.

Silent Hill HD Collection includes the original Silent Hill 2 voices, Konami has announced.

The original 2001 recordings are available as an alternative to the modern voice performances, which had upset a number of fans of the horror series.

"Producer Devin Shatsky and I have been striving to make this a reality for some time, and it's exciting to have created the definitive SH2 experience," Konami producer Tomm Hulett said on the Silent Hill Facebook page.

"We would like to thank all of the original voice cast as well as [Japanese translator] Jeremy Blaustein, who were all instrumental in making this happen."

Unfortunately Silent Hill 3, also included in the HD Collection, includes the new voices only. This, Hulett said, is due to "factors both technical and logistical".

"Konami and Hijinx are working hard to make Silent Hill HD Collection a valued piece of Silent Hill history, and hope fans new and old look forward to its release in January."

The news comes after Troy Baker - the new voice of James Sunderland in Silent Hill 2 HD - defended the quality of the voice acting in the game, and blamed original voice actor Guy Cihi for forcing Konami to record new voices.

Silent Hill 2, released in 2001, was praised for its atmosphere, dialogue and voice work. Guy Cihi, the original voice and motion capture actor for James Sunderland, was in particular praised for his performance.

"Anytime you hear something different, even in music when you hear a live version of a song that you love, it kind of takes on something else and you think, 'No, no, no, you were supposed to hit this note,' or, 'This is the way it's supposed to go,' because that's the way we've been programmed into it," Baker said in August.

Cihi was accused of demanding residual payments from Konami in exchange for his help on the HD remake.

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