Konami will finally be announcing new Silent Hill projects during the upcoming Silent Hill Transmission live stream, which is due to take place on October 19, and there are already projects fans are hoping to hear more about. It seems likely that a Silent Hill 2 remake will be announced, but the wording of the announcement suggests that multiple projects will be revealed. Silent Hill has been silent for nearly a decade and there are lots of projects that fans would love to see announced during the live stream.
The last Silent Hill game was 2012’s Silent Hill: Downpour, and the series seemed to end with the demise of the Silent Hills project and Hideo Kojima’s departure from Konami. Interest in the series remained, however, especially with people still praising P.T. as one of the greatest horror video game experiences of all time, despite it only being a teaser. Konami has allowed most of its old franchises to die, with series like Castlevania, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill being largely abandoned save for cash-in projects, like Konami’s announcement of Castlevania 35th anniversary NFTs.
The Silent Hill Transmission live stream will happen in a few days and there’s both excitement and apprehension in many segments of the fanbase, even if the number of credible rumors over the past year may have spoiled some of the biggest announcements. Silent Hill is finally returning, and unless Konami is planning an epic-level troll announcement for Pyramid Head NFTs, then it’s likely that a Silent Hill 2 remake reveal will be part of the show. It looks as though a full-scale franchise revival is being planned, with a third Silent Hill film on the way, discussed by the original Silent Hill movie director, who confirmed new games are also in the works.
These Silent Hill Projects Have Been Rumored
The safest bet for the Silent Hill Transmission event is a Silent Hill 2 remake by Bloober Team announcement. The initial Twitter post advertising the event had a Silent Hill 2 quote and there have been several substantial leaks regarding the game, which have included screenshots. Silent Hill 2 is the most highly-regarded entry in the series and one of the most beloved horror games of all time, so it makes sense that Konami would kickstart a franchise reboot with James Sunderland’s story. The fact that the only way to play Silent Hill 2 on modern systems is through the botched job in the Silent Hill HD Collection makes the prospect of a full remake all the more viable.
The other project that is likely to be revealed is the subject of the Silent Hill leaked images, which seem to confirm that a new mainline entry in the series is in development. The fact that Konami DMCA’d the leaks only makes them seem more credible and if Konami is announcing multiple Silent Hill projects, then a new game announced alongside a Silent Hill 2 remake is the best way to go about it. Most fans have only been exposed to out-of-context leaked images, so it’s best to wait for an official reveal before passing judgment on the new game.
The announcement that fans really want is for a revival of the Silent Hills project, but that seems highly unlikely, considering Hideo Kojima’s public departure from Konami. There have been rumors of Silent Hills being produced by Kojima Productions, so it can’t be ruled out just yet, and it would probably be the biggest announcement of the year if it happened. As it stands, if there are more Silent Hill game announcements on the way, the ports or remasters of some older games to modern systems seem likely, especially given Konami’s track record of bundling games together. Whatever the case, the Silent Hill franchise is about to return, and Konami won’t have to work hard to appease the long-deprived fans of the franchise.
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