Every Silent Hill Project Revealed During Silent Hill Transmission (VIDEO)
Konami has become infamous for its neglect of the Silent Hill series over the years, with the latest franchise entry coming out in 2012 and the notorious PT demo releasing (and quietly delisting) in 2014. Since then, it looks like Konami has seemingly learned to love the iconic horror franchise, as the publisher recently announced several new franchise entries in the works at a reveal event called Silent Hill Transmission. Check out a rundown of reveals from the big event below.
Silent Hill 2 Remake
At the top of the showcase, Konami confirmed longstanding rumors of a Silent Hill 2 Remake in development with Layers of Fear and The Medium studio Bloober Team. The reveal trailer showed off a crisp and modern retelling in the same vein as Capcom’s recent Resident Evil remakes, including updated monster designs from series veteran Masahiro Ito and atmospheric music from Akira Yamaoka. More about the game’s new-gen offerings can be read in our full coverage.
Silent Hill 2 is confirmed for release on PC and PlayStation 5 as a timed console exclusive.
Silent Hill: Townfall
Next up was an intriguing new title called Silent Hill: Townfall, developed by No Code and published by Annapurna Interactive. Having already brought chilling spookfests like Stories Untold and Observation to screens, No Code is said to be pursuing something “a little bit different” for their effort but is saving specific details for a reveal sometime next year. All we have to look at until then is a tense trailer with some particularly gruesome, albeit subliminal, retro imagery.
Return To Silent Hill
Acting as a follow-up to the fan-favorite 2006 movie, director Christopher Gans is now revealed to be pursuing another adaptation fittingly titled Return To Silent Hill. A featurette shown during Transmission indicates a story heavily inspired by Silent Hill 2 with the plan being to pursue a “modern” retelling that is still “very true to the video game.” We also get a look at several pieces of concept art and storyboards, suggesting the project is still very much in pre-production. More details can be gleaned in our full coverage.
Silent Hill Ascension
Next is probably the most interesting project of the bunch, an interactive narrative experience brought to life by Genvid in a partnership with JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Games, Dead by Daylight studio Behaviour Interactive, and film/TV producers DJ2 Entertainment. Called Silent Hill Ascension, the project is dubbed “a new kind of Silent Hill” where an online community can watch and change the outcome of the narrative as it happens in real time. While how all that will operate is a mystery, developers repeatedly stressed that “there’s no reset button.”
Silent Hill Ascension is scheduled to go live sometime in 2023.
Silent Hill F
As the finale, Konami left us with the most mysterious project of the bunch, the new next-gen entry, Silent Hill F. Set during the backdrop of 1960s Japan, there wasn’t much to be gleaned from the game’s literal face-melting teaser, but we did get confirmation of several notable personnel. Known for the When They Cry visual novel series, cult horror writer Ryukishi07 is set to bring the story to life, with creature/character design by Kera, and Motoi Okamoto producing. Neobards Entertainment is the project’s developer, fresh off of Capcom’s Resident Evil series, namely, the genre spin-offs REsistance and Re:Verse.
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