Last night in San Francisco, Konami held it’s Gamer Day press event, where they showcased some the newest titles they currently have in development. The company closed the show with the surprise announcement that a new Silent Hill title is currently in the works.
Those in attendance were shown a short teaser trailer for the as-of-yet untitled game and told that Silent Hill: Homecoming developer, Double Helix, is definitely not involved. Instead, it is being developed by a new studio for the franchise, Vatra Games, the developer behind the upcoming Rush ‘n Attack remake.
The teaser trailer was extremely light on details – it featured a blonde man sitting on a bed holding his head in his hands. The world around him morphs into a dark, deserted road in front of a dilapidated gate. The man hears a sound, and turns to investigate, but sees nothing. He then gets attacked by something from the darkness when he turns back. A title card then appears promising that, “The Silence Ends At E3.”
There’s currently no word as to what platform the game is being developed for, or if the game is a totally new title or a re-imagining a la Shattered Memories. But as the trailer said, I’m sure we will be inundated with new information at this year’s E3 in June.