It looks like the buggy Silent Hill HD Collection could be partially to blame on Konami’s forgetfulness.
According to Gameranx, Konami didn’t keep the final code of Silent Hill 2, which Hyjinx learned while working on the HD Collection.
“We got all the source code that Konami had on file – which it turns out wasn’t the final release version of the games!” producer Tomm Hulett said. “During debug we didn’t just have to deal with the expected ‘porting’ bugs, but also had to squash some bugs that the original team obviously removed prior to release, but we’d never seen before.”
He added that, “I think at one point [Silent Hill 3 protagonist] Heather was blue.”