Ten years we’ve waited. Ten long years hoping something – anything – would bring Silent Hill back to life.
And what happens? We get five. FIVE NEW SILENT HILL PROJECTS. Three new games – Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill: Townfall, and Silent Hill f – a new Hollywood movie, Return to Silent Hill, and an interactive series I still don’t quite understand, Silent Hill: Ascension.
There’s also the heavily rumoured but yet-to-be-announced Silent Hill: The Short Message. Konami may not have officially confirmed it one way or the other just yet, but as it’s been rated in both South Korea and Taiwan and seems to be a PS5 exclusive – maybe it’s an upcoming PSVR game, perhaps? – we’re hoping to get more details soon. Watch this space, I guess!
Some of the rumours were bang on correct. Others not quite. That’s okay, though. The rumours had been swirling around for quite a while now, and with every Silent Hill-less PlayStation Showcase (some of which I’m convinced deliberately trolled Silent Hill fans), our hearts sunk a little deeper. Hurt a little harder.
This time, though? Konami finally put us out of our collective misery. Silent Hill is back!
Over the next few weeks we’ll be working on the website, opening new sections and populating them with everything we know about the projects thus far. We’ll keep this page open as a single repository but new sections are now open for Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill: Townfall, Silent Hill f, and Silent Hill Ascension. All include new, detailed screencap galleries!
For those who might have missed it, yes, Bloober Team is currently working on a Silent Hill 2 Remake. Concept artist Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka – both of whom worked on the original game – are also on board. It looks like the leaked images below, purportedly from the remake, were indeed authentic.
There’s also Silent Hill: Townfall and Silent Hill f on the way. We don’t know much about them just yet, but here’s the official blurb for Townfall:
SILENT HILL: Townfall, is a co-production with renown publisher Annapurna Interactive (Stray, Outer Wilds, Neon White) and multiple BAFTA award-winning independent developer No Code Studios (Stories Untold, Observation). This partnership represents how incredible studios and creatives around the globe will offer a new perspective on the iconic Silent Hill franchise. More details on SILENT HILL: Townfall and KONAMI’s partnership with Annapurna Interactive and No Code Studios will be revealed in the future.
And here’s the official statement on SHf:
SILENT HILL f – will be a completely new story set in 1960’s Japan featuring a beautiful, yet horrifying world. Written by Ryukishi07, famed for Japanese visual novels dealing with murder mysteries, psychological and supernatural horror.
Here’s some of the images we’ve seen to date. A separate gallery, below the first, consists of useful images and infographics I’ve magpie’d from across the web that may also be of interest.
This should go without saying, but looking at any images ahead of playing a game may spoil the surprise for you, so please only scroll down if you’re comfortable with this. Otherwise, leave now!
For the very latest news and views about these exciting Silent Hill rumours – as well as fantastic discussion about what the images we’ve seen thus far may mean – come visit us at Silent Hill Forum. I can’t guarantee the rumours will turn out to be true, but I do guarantee you’ll have a bloody good time dissecting every teaser and hint we get anyway…
Last updated: 4 Jan, 2023
Leaked images: ordered from new-old by leak date (spoilers, ofc!)
Other images/documents of interest
New screenshots allegedly from Bloober Team’s Silent Hill Remake and pitch document
Supposedly more images of this remake: Credit @alej135 pic.twitter.com/mifC9ucJ4D— Andrew Marmo (@the_marmolade) September 4, 2022
We do not own the copyright for any of these images and they are shared with Silent Hill fans under Fair Use. Thanks to members of the Silent Hill Forum and r/SilentHill and especially Dusk Golem for their tireless efforts in keeping Silent Hill alive!