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Konami's Silent Hill plans could include remakes, a full sequel, and episodic stories

Konami’s Silent Hill plans could include remakes, a full sequel, and episodic stories

Several Silent Hill projects are currently being developed in studios around the world, sources told VGC, and could include a remake, a full sequel, and a story-focused episode series.

Last week, a batch of leaked concept images surfaced to confirm this New Silent Hill Under development or under development. follow it VGC story from last Februarywho reported it to us Konami He had been planning to revive the idle horror game series for a long time.

Now, details are emerging about what some of these projects could look like. As first mentioned by the influencer NateTheHate and the journalist Jeff GroupOne of the titles in development could be a remake of the fan-favorite 2001’s Silent Hill 2.

This matches what VGC has heard from our own sources. The new version will allegedly feature reworked AI, animations, puzzles, and several new endings, and will likely be released as a timing exclusive on Play Station keyboard.

average The studio has been linked to the Silent Hill franchise consistently for the past 18 months. The Polish developer announced last year Strategic cooperation agreement with Konamiafter months blooperCEO claimed Working on an IP is there to scare From a very popular game publisher.

Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka He even worked on Bloober’s 2021 movie The Medium and Raised his next game project By saying he’s “the one you’ve been hoping to hear about.”

The Bloober team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

but like VGC and insiders I mentioned earlier, we understand that Konami has been actively talking with several developers about reviving Silent Hill IP, across multiple games.

One of these projects is intended to be a smaller series of “short stories,” we’re told. its sources referred to earlier That Before Dawn studio Supermassive was once engaged in talks for such a project, which would eventually develop into Dark Pictures Games.

One new name given to VGC independently by two people was Annapurna Interactivethe famous publisher behind games like Sayonara Wild HeartsAnd Outer Prairie and Telling Lies, which they said could be involved in the “Stories” project.

However, they said, several studios have participated in presentations of Silent Hill, and it is possible that Annapurna simply took part in one of those discussions rather than a project that was green-lit at the end.

VGC contacted Annapurna for comment on this story.

Konami's Silent Hill plans could include remakes, a full sequel, and episodic stories
It is understood that the Bloober team is working on Silent Hill.

Finally, VGC was informed that Konami is planning to release a new major entry in the Silent Hill series. It is not clear who is driving the game, but VGC I mentioned last year That a Japanese studio was working on the Silent Hill project.

The images leaked last week are understood to be related to a PT-style teaser game, codenamed “Sakura,” which is set to be released as a free digital title to build anticipation for larger projects.

VGC first mentioned On Konami’s plans to ramp up development of premium games last year, with new installments and remakes of its biggest franchises, including Metal Gear and Castlevania.

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Konami may show some games during major shows this year. We understand that the company had planned to announce projects last year before it Withdrawn from E3 2021 Because of the so-called “timing” issues.

At the time, Konami confirmed it had “a number of key projects” in the works.