Konami publicizes Silent Hill F and a Silent Hill 2 remake

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Throughout in the present day’s showcase, which was introduced as a livestream however ended up being a 48-minute-long video, we noticed information of a remake, a brand new film, an interactive dwell expertise, some merch, and a model new recreation, all inside the Silent Hill universe.

The primary announcement got here as little shock: Bloober Staff, the studio that developed Layers of Concern and, extra not too long ago, The Medium, is engaged on a Silent Hill 2 remake. No phrase but on a launch date, however it’s notable that the sport can be accessible solely 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 brand new film based mostly 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 sort 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 recreation through which followers get to determine what occurs and who lives and dies with no “reset button.” I’m not precisely certain what meaning, but it surely appears like Konami managed to make Till Daybreak a multiplayer recreation. A lot much less was stated concerning the second recreation, Silent Hill: Townfall, but it surely’s being developed in collaboration with No Code Studio and Annapurna Interactive.

To shut out the presentation, we acquired a brief glimpse at a very new Silent Hill recreation 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 subsequently distant from the titular foggy city), and the trailer’s finish includes a grossly unsettling second when a woman’s flesh falls off her face. There are additionally disgusting moments through which spore-like tentacles develop out of round holes in discarded our bodies earlier than blooming into purple spider lilies. Trypophobes beware. Critically.

New updates to the Silent Hill franchise have been lengthy in coming. There hasn’t been a brand new recreation within the sequence since 2012, and in 2014, it seemed just like the franchise was going to get a severe revival with the discharge of the wildly popular P.T. — a demo for the Guillermo del Toro / Hideo Kojima challenge identified on the time as Silent Hills. Nonetheless, probably attributable to 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 consider it, appears applicable.

Earlier this yr, 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 recreation within the works. The screenshots were taken down, lending credence to their origin. With in the present day’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 fulfill this new technology of monster… lovers.

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