Konami Unveils New Free-to-Play Silent Hill and Shares Trailer for Silent Hill 2 Remake
Today, the well-known video game developer Konami announced during SOney’s State of Play event, the development of a new free-to-play game derived from their famous Silent Hill franchise: Silent Hill: The Short Message:
The game is currently available for download:
Upon receiving messages from her friend Maya, Anita soon finds herself standing before a decaying building, infamous for the suicides it supposedly hosted.
Once inside, Anita quickly loses her bearings as she is thrown into bizarre and supernatural locations, tormented by a deformed creature.
Maya’s message was clear: “Don’t move until you find it.” But what is Anita actually looking for?
In addition to this announcement, the company took advantage of the event to reveal a new trailer for the remake of Silent Hill 2:
The remake of Silent Hill 2 will be available on PlayStation 5 (exclusive for a year) and on PC. Its development is handled by Bloober Team’s (Layers of Fear, Observer, Blair Witch, The Medium) with Mateusz Lenard as the creative director and lead designer. Maciej Glomb is the lead producer. Masahiro Ito, known for his monster designs for the series, is the concept artist. The music is being composed by Akira Yamaoka. The producer is Motoi Okamoto.
Originally, Silent Hill 2 debuted in Japan and North America in September 2001, with its release in Europe following in November. It arrived on Xbox in North America in December of the same year, in Japan in February 2002, and in Europe in October 2002. A PC version was subsequently released in North America in December 2002 and arrived in Europe in February 2003.
The popular Silent Hill franchise from Konami was born in 1999 on PlayStation. The most recent main game, Silent Hill: Downpour, launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2012. A spinoff for PS Vita, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, was published in October 2012.