After a year of rumours and speculation, it looks like Silent Hill might finally have a resurgence sometime this month. According to reliable Video Games Chronicle reporter Andy Robinson, several sources close to him have suggested that a new Silent Hill game is set to be unveiled this September, though urges fans to not take it as “gospel.”
Yesterday, Konami revealed that it would be announcing a new game at Tokyo Game Show 2022 (taking place on 15 September) from a series “loved by fans around the world”, leading many to speculate that it might be related to Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid or Castlevania. Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be the case, as Robinson quickly dismissed that it’s not related to those IPs. However, he did provide an update stating that something related to Silent Hill will be announced this month regardless.
His tweet received a reply from GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who posted a gif of the Earth, Wind & Fire song “September”, seemingly alluding to Silent Hill‘s announcement this month too.
Since Tokyo Game Show is out of the question, there might be another major gaming event happening in September. According to reports, PlayStation is set to host a showcase this month as part of its annual big events that now generally take place in September every year.
According to numerous previous rumours, Silent Hill is coming back in a very big way. Bloober Team is rumoured to be making a remake of Silent Hill 2, while a subsidiary studio of Annapurna Interactive is also working on an episodic Silent Hill game. Finally, a major entry is reportedly in development at an unnamed Japanese studio, which some fans speculate could either be one of PlayStation’s studios or Kojima Productions, which was attached to Silent Hills before its cancellation.
If the report is accurate, then we’ll likely see a new Silent Hill revealed before the end of the month. However, we still recommend taking it with a pinch of salt for now.
Source: Andy Robinson