Japanese publisher Konami has lifted the lid on a new wave of Silent Hill games.
In its Transmission stream yesterday, the firm unveiled three new titles on the psychological horror series. Headlining these is a remake of the beloved Silent Hill 2, which is coming from Polish game developer Bloober Team. Speculation that the studio was working on the franchise has been circulating the games industry for quite some time and was heightened when Konami announced it was forming a partnership with Bloober.
This remake is being made on Unreal Engine 5 and is set to come to both Steam and PlayStation 5.
"Silent Hill 2 was the game that shaped our collective vision at Bloober Team," said the studio's CEO Piotr Babieno.
"It’s the game that started us on our adventure in game development. Now, we face an ultimate challenge. A challenge to translate our youthful memories of the ultimate game into a language that modern players can engage with, whilst at the same time crafting an experience true to the original. More than 20 years ago, a team of brilliant minds at Konami developed one of the most remarkable games in the history of electronic entertainment. In partnering together, Konami and Bloober Team will ensure that Silent Hill 2 shines once again to set new standards for the genre and deliver an unforgettable experience for the next generation of fans. With our work, we are determined to showcase that Bloober Team is climbing the heights of what’s possible and aiming for the peak in game development. We can’t wait for the moment when Players will be able to see our work."
Also on the horizon is Silent Hill: Townfall, a new project from developer No Code, though there's very little in the way of details about that release. It is, however, being published by Annapurna, which is a change of pace for the Silent Hill series.
Next on the list is Silent Hill F, a new title set in 1960s Japan and written by Japanese visual novel author Ryūkishi07. Rounding up the games portion of yesterday's event is Silent Hill Ascension, which is a new narrative-based title made in collaboration between Genvid, Bad Robot, Behaviour Interactive and dj2 Entertainment.
And finally, there is a new film adaptation fo Silent Hill on the horizon called Return to Silent Hill.