Silent Hill: Homecoming won’t be coming to Japan

Silent Hill: Homecoming will not be released in Japan, Konami’s official Web site has announced. The Silent Hill sequel, developed by American studio Double Helix and released in North America on September 30, 2008. Now, a year later, Konami has quietly announced that the expected Japanese version has been “suspended.”

“Please look forward to future titles in the series,” is all Konami can say in lieu of an actual explanation. This is the first update to the Japanese Homecoming site since November of 2008.

Frankly, I’m not surprised. Homecoming was bloody awful and perhaps the worst console-based Silent Hill game ever made. Yes, even worse than The Room, which happened to have its high points despite what everyone else thinks. If I were a Japanese Silent Hill fan, I’d consider myself very lucky that I dodged a bullet with this thoroughly dickless game.

Will Silent Hill ever be good again, I wonder?

Jim Sterling