Three Silent Hill Games Announced as Konami Revives Dormant Series

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Konami officially unveiled three new games in the Silent Hill series today at a special event: Silent Hill: Ascension, Silent Hill: Townfall, and Silent Hill: F. This is in addition to the Silent Hill 2 remake that was also announced, as well as a new movie. We don’t know the release dates of any of the games (other than Ascension) yet, but they appear to be launching on PlayStation consoles.

The first game Konami showed was Silent Hill: Townfall. Developed by No Code and Annapurna Interactive, we didn’t see any actual gameplay in the trailer. Instead, it shows a portable radio that tunes to different frequencies. The trailer flashes brief glimpses of footage, no doubt to whet the appetite of longtime fans. A voice describes that you are “in this place and being judged by theseā€¦ people”. The only image I could make out seemed to be the hallway from the Silent Hills playable teaser.

The second trailer was for Ascension. It shows several people texting each other, wanting to save a specific person, as well as a big enemy wielding a melee weapon. Several teams are working on it, including Behavior Interactive, Genvid, and Bad Robot Games. According to the developers, it will be a story-driven game that will “combine community, live storytelling and activity”. Players are allowed to make decisions that cannot be undone. It has a tentative launch window of 2023.

The last game revealed at the end of the trailer was the mysterious Silent Hill F. The cinematic trailer shows a young girl exploring an empty Japanese town and escaping some sort of red tentacles. It later shows a kind of different realm where a crying girl (maybe the same one) in a flower crown looks at the camera as her face peels off. Neobards Entertainment is working on the title.

Konami also unveiled a new Silent Hill movie and new merchandise. After several years of little apparent interest, the company is investing heavily in reviving the franchise.

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