It’s been ten years since the last real Silent Hill release; in 2012, Book of Memories was released on the PlayStation Vita and Downpour on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. 2014 brought a glimpse of what could have been with P.T. revealing Silent Hills, but Hideo Kojima’s exit from Konami put a pause on the franchise.
Konami took to YouTube on Wednesday to announce the franchise’s future, kicking off with confirming news that’s been rumored up until today. Polish studio Bloober Team is putting its mark on the Silent Hill universe, showing off an in-progress remake of Silent Hill 2.
The trailer features scenes familiar to those who have experienced the PS2 version and notes that Silent Hill veterans Masahiro Ito (monster design) and Akira Yamaoka (music and sound) will be involved with Bloober Team’s adaptation. The Silent Hill 2 remake is launching as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and will also launch on PC via Steam sometime next year.
No Code, the studio behind Stories Untold and Observation, announced Silent Hill: Townfall with a short teaser. The teaser didn’t offer much for game details, except it’s set to be published by Annapurna Interactive, and the studio is excited to share more information next year.
Christophe Gans, who directed the 2006 Silent Hill movie, has been vocal about wanting to return to the series and announced he’s doing so with Return to Silent Hill. Gans shared several pieces of concept art for the movie and noted it’s still very early in the process as casting is still in the works.
One of the most intriguing moments during the broadcast was the introduction of Silent Hill Ascension. A project from Genvid Entertainment, Bad Robot Games, Behaviour Interactive, and DJ2 Entertainment, Ascension is a “massively interactive live event” launching next year. You can sign up for updates on their website.
The Transmission ended with another small teaser for a game called Silent Hill f. The trailer’s description offers some interesting information, saying it is a “completely new story set in 1960’s Japan featuring a beautiful, yet horrifying world. Written by Ryūkishi07, famed for Japanese visual novels dealing with murder mysteries, psychological and supernatural horror.”
Did you watch the Transmission today? What was your favorite part? I’m excited for Townfall, but Silent Hill f is on my radar too!