Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus Team Up For New Silent Hill
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is joining forves with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Hellboy) for a new iteration of the long-running Silent Hill franchise, starring Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus.
‘Silent Hills’ was announced through the clever use of an interactive teaser demo on the PlayStation Store. After completing the demo, players see a lone man walking down a dark, rainy street. del Toro and Kojima’s names are displayed before the camera pans up to reveal Norman Reedus’ face. The game’s title fades out as Akira Yamaoka’s haunting theme song plays.
You see, there was a demo for a horror game called P.T. promoted at Gamescom showing players’ terrified reactions, and gamers flocked to download the demo, created by the fictional 7780s Studio, which hit the PlayStation store today. As it turns out, P.T. stands for Playable Teaser, and it’s actually our first glimpse at the next Silent Hill game. Gamers will remember that Hideo Kojima recently pulled a similar stunt with his Phantom Pain reveal, which turned out to be Metal Gear Solid V. Some will also remember that del Toro was also attached to another horror game called Insane, which was to be developed by THQ but never saw the light of day, as the publisher closed its doors in 2012. Kojima has stated through his Twitter that he’s been wanting to work with Reedus, and that he always loved the Silent Hill series.
The last Silent Hill game was the PlayStation Vita’s Book of Memories, released in 2012. That same year also saw the Silent Hill HD Collection, which compiled Silent Hill 2 and 3 and released for PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
At this time, it’s unknown whether Silent Hills is a console exclusive.