So many hills, they can’t possibly be silent
Silent Hill f.
Silent Hill Ascension.
Silent Hill 2 Remake.
Silent Hill Townfall.
Return to Silent Hill.
Surprise! Konami likes money. They decided to let everyone else know by holding a showcase today that showed off several new projects in the no-longer-silent Silent Hill franchise. Just look at that list above, what with remakes, spinoffs, and full games, all announced and ready to scare the bejeezus out of us — whenever they launch.
Silent Hill f (trailer above) is one of such projects. Developed by Neobards Entertainment (the upcoming Re:Verse), the new game is set in the 1960s. Here’s the blurb:
“Silent Hill f will be 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.“
Meanwhile, Silent Hill Ascension (Genvid Entertainment) is a completely different idea. It’s an interactive “experience” in which players in the community will help “shape” the series — somehow? It’s not known if it’s an interactive FMV film, a choose your own adventure, or a Twitch Plays thing, but we’ll find out in 2023 when it launches.
Remakes are all the rage right now, and Konami is feeeeeeling it. The much rumored/leaked Silent Hill 2 Remake, developed by Bloober Team, takes that classic and rebuilds it for the modern era. Bloober is working with the original creators, including Akira Yamaoka & Masahiro Ito, to make sure it still feels like the original. New additions include an over the shoulder camera and a new combat system, all wrapped in Unreal Engine 5. The game comes to PS5 and Steam exclusively.
Silent Hill: Townfall is the new game from develop No Code and publisher Annapurna Interactive. Not much is known from the teaser, but if No Code’s previous efforts (Observation, Stories Untold) are indicative of the game’s direction, we can expect some type of observe & command adventure gaming.
Oh, hey, we know how much you loved that original 2006 Silent Hill movie, so Konami is making a direct sequel. Yes, 17+ years later. Christopher Gans is back to direct Return to Silent Hill, a sequel to the first film (a sequel was already released in 2012, but we don’t talk about it) that will mainly focus on the events of the Silent Hill 2 game. There’s no release date for it, but it won’t be this year.
Lots of hills to die on, apparently.