Konami set to reveal the latest on the Silent Hill series this Wednesday

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Straight from the horse’s mouth

Since the premature death of Silent Hills and the P.T. demo, we’ve seen a constant stream of supposed leaks and rumors about what will be the next Silent Hill game.  Plenty of people claim to have inside information, but this Wednesday, we’ll hear it directly from the people who actually run the show.  Konami dropped word on Sunday that a Silent Hill Transmission will broadcast on October 19 and will feature “the latest updates for the Silent Hill series.”

It’s anybody’s guess what we’ll see in the show, but I’d put my money on Konami pulling back the curtain on that recently uncovered Silent Hill: The Short Message product listing.  Could The Short Message be a new game or a remake of one of the previous games in the series?  Is it that Abandoned game we’ve all stopped making fun of?  I used the Silent Hill: Shattered Memories key art in the banner image because Sam Barlow mentioned a follow-up to that masterpiece in the past.  And Masahiro Ito seems to be aware of it.  I guess as long as Konami isn’t revealing a new pachinko machine, it should be worth tuning in for.

The Silent Hill franchise has been in purgatory for about a decade following the release of Downpour and Book of Memories in 2012.  Hideo Kojima famously tried to take the reigns of the franchise in 2014 with Silent Hills, but following a well-publicized fallout with Konami, he left the company and the project behind to form his own studio.  There have been many rumors of Kojima creating a Silent Hill game over at Kojima Productions, but there’s not been anything concrete on that front.

Whatever it is, fans won’t have to wait long. The Silent Hill Transmission is set for October 19 at 2:00 pm Pacific.

CJ Andriessen
Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games.