Konami recently confirmed that it will be hosting a Silent Hill event tomorrow potentially dedicated to revealing a long-awaited new entry in the series (fans hope it isn’t pachinko machines). However, the news is now being shared by former members of Team Silent, artist Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka, who both worked on almost every Silent Hill game released thus far.
The fact that Ito and Yamaoka are now sharing the event on their social media channels could mean that they’re involved in a new Silent Hill project. Thanks to a handful of leaks, this project might be related to one of the image leaks that occurred back in May this year. In a 2021 interview, Yamaoka also teased that he’s working on a new project – the one “fans are hoping to hear about.”
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Yamaoka has been quite busy lately, having composed the score for Bloober Team’s psychological horror The Medium as well as the Netflix anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. The composer has worked on almost every entry in the Silent Hill franchise and his music for the series has become iconic in the gaming world. Ito’s legendary art has also given birth to plenty of creepy Silent Hill nightmares, including Pyramid Head.
More importantly, Ito and Yamaoka were part of Team Silent, the original team of developers at Konami that made the first four Silent Hill games. The team was disbanded at some point in the mid-2000s, but fans hope that the duo are now somehow involved in a new Silent Hill game that will probably be announced at this event.
There’s been more reports about new Silent Hill games in the last year than literally anything else in gaming. Usually, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The upcoming Silent Hill event will likely give us a glimpse at a new entry after a decade of silence.
Source: PlayStation Universe