Tokyo Game Show 2022 is just a few short weeks away and several Japanese publishers and companies are gearing up to announce new games and provide updates or new looks at existing titles. One of the major publishers in attendance this year is Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami, which recently revealed that it would be announcing a new game at the show. However, it may not be what you think it is.
Konami, ever since pulling its attention away from video games to focus on other business ventures, has left several of its IPs dormant for years. These include acclaimed franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among others. However, Konami is set to announce a new title at Tokyo Game Show 2022, though new reports suggest that it won’t be related to any of those franchises that fans desperately want to see again.
As reported by Video Games Chronicle, the site understands that whatever Konami is planning to announce at TGS this year has nothing to do with Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid or Castlevania. Konami has been teasing this announcement as the return of a series “loved around the world” by fans, though it’s anyone’s guess what that could be. Fans jokingly believe that it’s probably a new console release of Dance Dance Revolution.
That said, it’s a shame that we haven’t heard anything from Konami’s staple IPs for years now. In the case of Silent Hill, the franchise was left up in the air following the infamous cancellation of Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills, though the series did collaborate with Dead by Daylight since then.
The last entry in the Metal Gear Solid series, on the other hand, was met with plenty of backlash upon its release. Metal Gear Survive, which was developed without the supervision or creative input of series creator Hideo Kojima, received underwhelming sales and even worse reviews. The beloved stealth-action franchise has since gone quiet.
However, reports seem to suggest that there are plans to bring those franchises back. Silent Hill reportedly has three titles currently in development: A Silent Hill 2 remake by Bloober Team, an episodic title from a studio under Annapurna Interactive and another major entry being developed by an unknown Japanese studio. Rumours also indicate that a remake of Metal Gear Solid might be in the works at PlayStation studio Bluepoint, though we recommend taking all of these with a grain of salt.
Tokyo Game Show 2022 kicks off on 15 September 2022.
Source: Video Games Chronicle