Konami Responds To Rumours Of Silent Hill Reboot

Following rumours of a Silent Hill reboot, Konami has issued a statement regarding whether or not we truly will be returning to the town of our restless dreams. Whilst the statement neither confirms nor denies the claims, it seems as though there might be a grain of truth to the supposed leak.

Konami’s official statement reads as follows: “We cannot share anything at this point, but we are listening to customer feedback and considering ways to provide the next title.”

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I don’t know about you, but that sounds like it’s almost definitely on the cards, and to be honest…I hate it. The Silent Hill series is one of my favourites (by which I mean the Team Silent games). The franchise has had a steep decline since its heyday, when Konami began to farm the game to developers outside of Japan.

That was all set to change when Hide Kojima jumped on board for a new addition to the series, but his split from Konami meant the end of the road for Silent Hill once again.

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Capcom has proven with last year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake that survival horror can work in this day and age, but whether or not Konami can capture the beauty of the original SH games remains to be seen. Personally, I’m not too hopeful.

Rumours of a “soft reboot” for the series come from known horror game leaker AestheticGamer, who has previously correctly leaked info regarding games including Resident Evil.

Taking to Twitter, the user shared some unverified “news” of the future of Silent Hill, writing: “In other news while I’m dropping this stuff, and I think I can talk about this, I’ll mention there is a couple new Silent Hill games in the works. Konami about two years ago reached out to various developers to pitch ideas for two Silent Hill games, one a soft-reboot of the franchise, the other an episodic TellTale/Until Dawn-style game to go alongside the reboot. I don’t know anything more than that though, but I sure do hope Konami’s given it the appropriate budget and found the right developer to make those games succeed.

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“This is just a guess, but I’d say there’s a high chance one or both of those titles may be revealed this year, but we’ll see. I don’t actually know their plans or anything about these games other than their existence though, I don’t know much about the inner workings of Konami.”

Interestingly, the leak comes at the same time that OG Silent Hill developer Masahiro Ito announced he’s working on a name game.

Whether or not the news is related…well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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