During right now’s showcase, which was offered as a livestream however ended up being a 48-minute-long video, we noticed information of a remake, a new film, an interactive reside expertise, some merch, and a model new sport, all inside the Silent Hill universe.
The first announcement got here as little shock: Bloober Team, the studio that developed Layers of Fear and, extra just lately, The Medium, is engaged on a Silent Hill 2 remake. No phrase but on a launch date, however it’s notable that the sport will probably be accessible completely on PS5 and PC for the primary 12 months put up launch. The Silent Hill 2 remake announcement was compounded by the information that Konami has as soon as once more teamed up with Christophe Gans — director of Silent Hill (2006) — to make a new film primarily based on Silent Hill 2.
After a prolonged dialog with Gans and his imaginative and prescient for Silent Hill 2, Konami shared all of the neat merchandise it’s planning to launch that includes, what else, a bunch of what is going to probably be ridiculously costly however damn-cool statues of everybody’s favourite triangle helmet wearer — some type of… pyramid head if you’ll.
The presentation additionally shared that Konami is engaged on two completely new Silent Hill experiences. Silent Hill: Ascension looks as if an interactive, multiplayer, visible novel-like sport during which followers get to determine what occurs and who lives and dies with no “reset button.” I’m not precisely certain what meaning, nevertheless it seems like Konami managed to make Until Dawn a multiplayer sport. Much much less was stated in regards to the second sport, Silent Hill: Townfall, nevertheless it’s being developed in collaboration with No Code Studio and Annapurna Interactive.
To shut out the presentation, we acquired a quick glimpse at a fully new Silent Hill sport that’s not a remake or a film or an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure… factor. Silent Hill F seemingly takes place in Japan (and due to this fact far-off from the titular foggy city), and the trailer’s finish options a grossly unsettling second when a lady’s flesh falls off her face. There are additionally disgusting moments during which spore-like tentacles develop out of round holes in discarded our bodies earlier than blooming into pink spider lilies. Trypophobes beware. Seriously.
New updates to the Silent Hill franchise have been lengthy in coming. There hasn’t been a new sport within the collection since 2012, and in 2014, it appeared just like the franchise was going to get a critical revival with the discharge of the wildly popular P.T. — a demo for the Guillermo del Toro / Hideo Kojima venture identified on the time as Silent Hills. However, probably because of Kojima’s unceremonious exit from Konami, Silent Hills was canceled, and the P.T. demo was faraway from the PlayStation retailer, a sin Silent Hill followers seemingly nonetheless haven’t forgiven. Since then, Silent Hill has lived in limbo, which, if you concentrate on it, appears applicable.
Earlier this 12 months, Silent Hill was as soon as once more reawakened from its grave of uncertainty when screenshots began circulating social media that have been purportedly of a Silent Hill sport within the works. The screenshots were taken down, lending credence to their origin. With right now’s press convention, it appears the rumors have been appropriate (and that Konami has some not-great op-sec). It’s neat that the franchise is making its grand return. I’m excited for Pyramid Head to satisfy this new technology of monster… lovers.