Silent Hill 2 voice actors come to agreement with Konami
Guy Cihi, the original voice actor for Silent Hill 2’s James Sunderland, has finally come to terms with Konami. Cihi along with Dave Schaufele, the voice of Eddie, have releases a picture of themselves on Facebook signing the documents that officially waive their rights for re-use.
“Very special thanks to Monica Taylor Horgan and Donna Burke for signing their waivers! Fans, you need to understand that this simply wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation and support of Tomm Hulett, Devin Shatsky and Michael Ranja of Konami USA.”, said Cihi.
Monica Taylor Horgan, the voice actress for Mary Sunderland / Maria, released a statement on Facebook a few days back detailing that she will also be signing a waiver in hopes that fans may retain the original voiceovers as an option in the Silent Hill HD Collection. Silent Hill 2’s Angela (Donna Burke) has also signed.
“Here it is folks: I would LOVE to have the old voices on SH2 as an option for fans. I will be at Konami to sign off on this as a reality tomorrow. My experience with them thus far has been totally relaxed, pleasant and light-hearted. And I am sure if I suggested “pizza and beer” they would be game for that too. I realize I am just one voice: but It was my understanding that this is what the fans would like so let’s make it happen!”, Monica states on the matter.
It seems that everyone, or almost everyone, have signed their performances back to Konami. Let’s hope this means that Silent Hill 2 HD will have the voiceover option that many fans, including the Silent Hill 2 cast, is hoping for.
If this is indeed for the HD Collection, then the same seems inevitable for Silent Hill 3. Right now, all we can do is hope and wait that the cast for that game–excluding Donna Burke, because she played Claudia and has already signed–will sign over their performances.