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Silent Hill Reveal Could Be Coming In September, Rumors Say

ScreenRant logo ScreenRant 9/1/2022 Thomas McNulty
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Rumors suggest that Konami will announce a new Silent Hill project during a reveal event in September. Despite being a staple of the survival horror genre, the terrifying and beloved franchise has not received a new installment since 2012. Leaked Silent Hill images released back in May were allegedly taken from an unreleased demo for a new game, and Konami may pull back the curtain on this mysterious project very soon.

Released back in 1999, Silent Hill left a massive mark on the survival horror genre by focusing on atmosphere and psychological terror rather than visceral shocks and bloody action. This original approach let Silent Hill stand out from its main competitor, Resident Evil, and forge a series of sequels and spinoffs over two decades. 2012's Silent Hill: Downpour is currently the franchise's newest entry, though Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima did have a new entry planned before its cancellation in 2015. Rumors suggest that up to three new Silent Hill games are currently in development at Konami, with remakes of the first two games being the most heavily reported.

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A recent Twitter post from industry insider Andy Robinson (via Push Square) suggests that Konami will soon reveal news about Silent Hill. Fellow insider Jeff Grubb seemed to support this claim on Twitter by posting a clip from the music video for the Earth, Wind and Fire song "September." The two Twitter posts suggest that Konami will announce a Silent Hill project in September, though the nature of this unannounced game has not been specified. Push Square speculates that Tokyo Game Show, or perhaps an unannounced PlayStation State of Play, are potential venues for this Silent Hill announcement.

Silent Hill May Rise From The Dead In September

As fans wait for news of an official Silent Hill remake, or an entirely new game, one dedicated fan has revealed an Unreal Engine 5 Silent Hill remake that's currently in the works. The fan project faithfully recreates the original survival horror title for modern hardware, with realistic lighting and textures ramping up the suspense and horror considerably. The remake seems to evolve the original game's fixed camera perspective, with Silent Hill protagonist Harry Mason instead using an over-the-shoulder perspective to aim his flashlight and arsenal of firearms.

Silent Hill fans have been waiting a decade for a new installment in the terrifying series, and multiple insiders suggest that an announcement will come in September. What exactly Konami has to announce remains unclear, with rumors ranging from a Silent Hill 2 remake to a brand-new episodic title. While any news of a new Silent Hill game is very exciting, for now the impending announcement remains a suspenseful rumor.

Sources: Push Square, Andy Robinson/Twitter, Jeff Grubb/Twitter

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