He also confirmed that he had no knowledge of the remake until the official announcement, saying in his reply: “If only they could leave me a message.”
The reason I say “again” is because Blaustein only appeared in “KONAMI Special Thanks” when he last re-released Silent Hill 2 as part of the “Silent Hill HD Collection”, where he was still ranked in “New”. Voice Actor” and “Original Voice Actor” below.
Blaustein was also responsible for the translation of Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4: Room, and later founded his own localization company, Dragonbaby. In an interview with the media, he hinted that although his name appeared in the original game list, it did not mean that he got a job offer. Blaustein only serves as the game’s “English director/translator” for Silent Hill 2, but he says his job is much more than that.
He explained: “My mission in the original game was like this. I translated every word in the Silent Hill 2 game. It was just me translating. I directed the voice actors, all the work. I arranged auditions and asked them to choose the most satisfactory actor from four or five people. Since the Japanese staff did not understand English and were not able to choose English actors, it was me who decided in the end. I was also responsible for directing the actors in the motion capture part. The acting part of the play.”
“During the translation period, I worked with the Silent Hill team and Hiroyuki Yamato at a near-daily pace. There was no Japanese side in the game, as it was aimed primarily at a Western audience. It also proved the importance of the script I wrote. “
In a tweet, Blaustein clarified that he had “no intention to ask for monetary compensation.” But he also said, “I strongly believe that it is the right thing to be compensated according to my role.”
At present, the representative of KONAMI said that it is not convenient to comment on this matter for the time being. At the same time, Bloober Team, the development team of “Silent Hill 2: Remake”, said that the plot of the game will maintain the original content, and will only modernize the gameplay and perspective.