Silent Hill back? Everything you need to know about the rumor

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We have been talking about a long awaited return of the Silent Hill franchise for years. Following Hideo Kojima’s interrupted project, there is much speculation about a new Konami production. If we had no news for some time, a number of fairly credible leaks are now relaunching the machine.

Summary

  • New leaks and it starts again
  • A covenant with the devil
  • An PS5 exclusive, not one but several titles under development?

New leaks and it starts again

We all wonder if Konami will release the oh so beloved Silent Hill license from the other side of the grave. Fans become impatient and demand again and again a new opus from the creation of Keiichiro Toyama. Except that we currently do not have anything very concrete to put in our mouths. The last “official” project dates back to 2015 with the PT demo, which ended with a trailer for Silent Hills. The game, since it was abandoned, had to be piloted by Hideo Kojima himself before the divorce between the creator and Konami was pronounced. The sequel we know, Kojima Sensei created his studio and offered us the unique Death Stranding

Without questioning the quality of Hideo Kojima’s work, we are far from satisfying fans of psychological horror. About Silent Hills, director Guillermo Del Toro had also expressed his disappointment at the direct cancellation of this project. If Konami has kept the mystery for a long time, we know that the company had recently registered the name of its brand without revealing more. Today, very recent leaks are finally coming to restore hope for those who are certainly waiting for a new opus.

The Twitter user Dusk Golem shared some photos of a project that would date back to 2020. Dusk Golem has been the source of several more or less reliable leaks about the Silent Hill and Resident Evil games for a few years now. Although the accuracy of his comments is questionable, his tweet was recently deleted due to copyright infringement and the speed of response gave him more credibility.

If we can not share these images, we can describe them. We could see tortured decorations in a dilapidated house, as well as a female character whose face is covered in cryptic messages. Another image shows once sanded with sheets of paper. At the end of this corridor we find a character with a kind of cherry blossom on his head. This image is particularly interesting because it refers to comments from Masahiro Itō, artistic director of the license.

If the creator at the time maintained that he did not want to use this idea for the license, it appears that the leak shared by Dusk Golem would argue otherwise.


A covenant with the devil

Another point that has been going on for a while now and was once again mentioned by Dusk Golem is in relation to the gameplay. At the time of the project carried out by Kojima, the player should have signed an agreement so that the game could contact him via email or phone in real life. This rumor had already been cited in 2019 by Alanah Pearce, a journalist who later became a screenwriter for Sony Santa Monica. A terrible dimension that has never been exploited before and that would have had the benefit of being truly innovative. This mechanic seems to be still relevant.


An PS5 exclusive, not one but several titles under development?

We will also mention here another rumor that says that this game would be exclusive to Playstation. The title would apparently be developed by the Bloober Team, which has just signed an exclusivity agreement with Sony. What’s more, remember that the studio signed a partnership with… Konami in 2021. The Bloober Team teams would therefore be responsible for this game, while several Silent Hill titles would be under development as part of this partnership.

The leaks follow one another, the stars flush. Can we expect anything concrete from this information? We will have to wait until we have more information from the main stakeholders. It should also be remembered that the images that Dusk Golem has shared date back to 2020. However, it should be noted that the presumed project may not ultimately look like the one that leaked. If nothing comes of all this, we can always comfort ourselves with SlitterheadKeiichiro Toyama’s new project.

By sengsunnWrites jeuxvideo.com

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