Konami Rumored to be Developing Two Silent Hill Games
Remakes and revivals of older video game series remain the hottest topic of 2020. From Resident Evil 3 to Final Fantasy VII, video game companies continue to dig through their backlog of titles for potential remakes. Konami appears to be joining in on the fun by reviving one of its best horror series, Silent Hill.
Silent Hill burst onto the seen in 1999 as one of the best horror games on the PlayStation. In addition, critics consider the game to be a cornerstone in the survival-horror genre, and it sold over two million copies as a result.
The sequel performed even better by selling over one million units in its first month and reaching a Metacritic score of 89. Then it was all downhill for the series. The third game struggled to sell 500,000 units in its first year, and the fourth game was arguably a trainwreck. By the early 2010s, Konami all but gave up on the series.
Fast forward nearly a decade later, and rumor expert Aesthetic Gamer dropped this bomb:
While we cannot confirm the remakes, Konami did reach out to developers two years ago for new ideas. According to Aesthetic Gamer, two new games are in the works and include the following:
- A traditional game mirrored after those from the early 2000s
- An episodic game mirrored after the TellTale’s Walking Dead and other series
Given that Konami released anniversary collections of Castlevania, Contra, and Arcade Classics in 2019, a reboot of the Silent Hill series should not come as a surprise. But can Konami capture the magic from the early 2000s? Only time will tell.
But we want to know what you think. Are you excited about the possibility of two new Silent Hill games? If so, will you purchase both, the episodic game, or the traditional horror game? Let us know in the comments below or the social media links on the right. Also, be sure to check out our other news items on Pokemon, Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Until next time, enjoy!