The Game Awards was filled to the brim with new game trailers and surprises, but one particular moment stood out. Director Guillermo Del Toro appeared on a segment involving his new film Nightmare Alley, the filmmaker casually winked at the possibility of a new Silent Hill game, which has sparked numerous theories online already about a Silent Hills revival.
During a pre-recorded video promoting Nightmare Alley, Del Toro ended his talk with a curious little statement, saying “You know, one franchise I love the art direction in: Silent Hill. I hope we get a new one of those.” The filmmaker then shrugged his shoulders as if he didn’t actually know anything. According to the internet, though, he may know more than we think.
This could mean one of two things: either Del Toro was simply stating it as a fan, or he may actually know about a Silent Hill game currently in development. The director behind Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth was originally attached to Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills before its cancellation by Konami. Adding even more fuel to the fire, Del Toro’s segment at The Game Awards was introduced by none other than Kojima himself, who will apparently attend The Game Awards next year.
Silent Hill conspiracy theorists are working overtime to deduce exactly what Del Toro meant by his seemingly random comment. This doesn’t come without some background, as previous reports suggested that Kojima Productions were working on a Silent Hills revival. The game was first revealed during the acclaimed PS4 demo P.T., which would’ve led into Silent Hills starring Norman Reedus. Kojima, Del Toro and horror manga artist Junji Ito were all once attached to the project too before Konami unceremoniously cancelled it in 2016.
Whatever Del Toro was alluding to here, it’s best to just take it with a grain of salt for now (time stamped below). Nightmare Alley debuts in theaters on 17 December 2021.
Source: The Game Awards